We're very lucky to be in a part of the country where there is always a festival or an exhibition either happening or just around the corner and there are plenty of local events to enjoy. Here's what's going on in the area in the coming months:

Wednesday 1st November to Saturday 6th January - CHRISTMAS AT ABBEY CWM HIR - The most unique Christmas spectacle in the UK. All 52 rooms decorated in unique themes: https://abbeycwmhir.com/index.php/christmas-at-the-hall41.html.

Saturday  18th - Sunday 19th November - BED & BREAKFAST ACADEMY COURSE - Hopton Heath. info@shropshirebreakfast.co.uk

Thursday 23rd - Sunday 26th November - HAY WINTER WEEKEND FESTIVAL - We are at an ideal location for those visiting the Hay Festival for literary culture and time discovering the outdoors in Shropshire.

Saturday 26th November - Sunday 26th November - LUDLOW MEDIEVAL CHRISTMAS FAYRE - The best medieval show in the land. Celebrate the start of Christmas in the stunning medieval Ludlow Castle. http://www.ludlowmedievalchristmas.co.uk/

Saturday  2nd - Sunday 3rd December- BED & BREAKFAST ACADEMY COURSE - Hopton Heath. info@shropshirebreakfast.co.uk

Saturday 9th December - CARROLLING AT THE CASTLE - Stokesay Castle, 6pm to 8pm. http://www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/whats-on/carolling-at-the-castle-stokesay-09-12-2017/

Saturday 25th November - 23rd December - CHRISTMAS AT POWIS CASTLE - Christmas with a twist. A range of Christmas trees as never seen before. Illuminated gardens open until 8pm on some weekends. https://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/powis-castle-and-garden/features/christmas-at-powis-castle-and-garden

Thursday 7th December - FESTIVE WINE TASTING - Ludlow Kitchen 7pm, £10 per person. Call Ludlow Food Centre 01584 856000 - booking essential.