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Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre

2 days from £119*
Departing: November 2017
* Price shown: 25 November 2017 from -
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One of England's best preserved fortresses

Ludlow Castle is the perfect setting for a medieval Christmas fayre. Festooned with seasonal greenery, and bustling with jesters and costumed entertainers, the castle boasts more than 80 festive stalls. Add to this a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon, and you have a great-value break you won't want to miss.

Tour Highlights And Inclusions

  • Admission to Ludlow Castle and the Medieval Christmas Fayre
  • A visit to Stratford-upon-Avon
  • One night's bed and English breakfast accommodation at a good hotel in the Midlands area
  • Comfortable coach travel and transfers
  • The services of a friendly Tour Manager

Single rooms are available for a supplement

Itinerary

Day One

Leaving your pick-up point, early this morning we'll head to the historic market town of Stratford-upon-Avon. Discover its many Shakespearian associations - his Birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre and his grave at Holy Trinity Church. Explore the shops or the weekend craft market, stroll along the river, and perhaps enjoy an early evening meal before we head to our hotel.

Day Two

After breakfast we'll travel to the 'black and white' market town of Ludlow for the highlight of our weekend - the Medieval Christmas Fayre.

Behind the castle walls you'll find a festive scene that will transport you back into the Middle Ages. Jesters, minstrels, pipers and story-tellers provide entertainment for all ages. Historical re-enactments, have-a-go archery and falconry displays add to the atmosphere, and the market stalls offer up Christmas gift ideas from medieval-themed crafts to jewellery and leather goods.

Sample festive fare, and explore the winding cobbled streets of the town itself, before we begin our journey home in the mid afternoon, arriving back at your original pick-up point by mid-to-late evening.
Departure county Pick-up points
Meet At Port
Meet At Port Dover Port, Hull Port, Newcastle North Shields Port
Bedfordshire
Bedfordshire Bedford, Leighton Buzzard, Luton, Toddington Services M1
Berkshire
Berkshire Bracknell, Chieveley Services M4, Maidenhead, Newbury, Reading, Slough, Windsor, Wokingham
Bristol
Bristol Bristol
Buckinghamshire
Buckinghamshire Amersham, Beaconsfield, Chalfont St Peter, High Wycombe, Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon, Peterborough, St Neots, Wisbech
Cheshire
Cheshire Altrincham, Chester, Congleton, Crewe, Ellesmere Port, Knutsford Services M6, Macclesfield, Northwich, Poplar 2000 Services M6 M56, Runcorn, Sale, Stalybridge, Stockport, Warrington, Wilmslow
Clwyd
Clwyd Colwyn Bay, Llandudno, Mold, Queensferry, Rhyl, Wrexham
Cornwall
Cornwall Bodmin, Launceston, Liskeard, Newquay, Penzance, Redruth, Saltash, St Austell, Truro
Cumbria
Cumbria Barrow In Furness, Carlisle, Crooklands Services M6, Kendal, Maryport, Penrith, Whitehaven, Workington
Derbyshire
Derbyshire Chesterfield, Glossop, Matlock
Devon
Devon Barnstaple, Bideford, Dawlish, Exeter, Exeter Services M5, Exmouth, Honiton, Ilfracombe, Ivybridge, Newton Abbot, Okehampton, Paignton, Plymouth, Sidmouth, Tavistock, Tiverton, Torquay, Totnes
Dorset
Dorset Blandford Forum, Bournemouth, Bridport, Christchurch, Dorchester, Ferndown, Poole, Shaftesbury, Sherborne, Weymouth, Wimborne Minster
County Durham
County Durham Bishop Auckland, Darlington, Durham, Hartlepool, Stockton On Tees
Dyfed
Dyfed Carmarthen, Haverfordwest, Llanelli
East Sussex
East Sussex Bexhill On Sea, Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings, Lewes, Newhaven
East Riding Of Yorkshire
East Riding Of Yorkshire Beverley, Goole, Hessle, Hull
Essex
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Billericay, Braintree, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Chalkwell, Chelmsford, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Grays, Hadleigh, Harlow, Romford, Saffron Walden, Southend On Sea, The Elms, Thorpe Bay, Thurrock Services M25, Westcliff On Sea, Witham
Gloucestershire
Gloucestershire Cheltenham, Cirencester, Dursley, Gloucester, Michaelwood Services M5, Stroud, Tewkesbury
Gwent
Gwent Abergavenny, Chepstow, Cwmbran, Magor Services M4, Newport, Pontypool
Gwynedd
Gwynedd Bangor
Hampshire
Hampshire Aldershot, Alton, Andover, Basingstoke, Cosham, Eastleigh, Fareham, Farnborough, Fleet Services M3, Fordingbridge, Havant, Petersfield, Portsmouth, Ringwood, Rownhams Services M27, Southampton, Totton And Eling, Waterlooville, Winchester, Winchester Services M3
Hertfordshire
Hertfordshire Barnet, Birchanger Green Services M11, Bishops Stortford, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Hitchin, Letchworth, South Mimms Services A1 M, St Albans, Stevenage, Waltham Cross, Watford, Welwyn Garden City
Kent
Kent Ashford, Bexleyheath, Bromley, Canterbury, Chatham, Dartford, Deal, Dover, Folkestone, Gillingham, Gravesend, Herne Bay, Maidstone, Maidstone Services M20, Margate, Orpington, Ramsgate, Rochester, Royal Tunbridge Wells, Sevenoaks, Sheerness, Sittingbourne, Stop 24 Folkestone Services Saltwood, Swanley, Tonbridge
Lancashire
Lancashire Accrington, Ashton Under Lyne, Blackburn, Blackpool, Bolton, Burnley, Bury, Chorley, Cleveleys, Eccles, Fleetwood, Lancaster, Leigh, Leyland, Manchester, Middleton, Morecambe, Oldham, Preston, Prestwich, Rawtenstall, Rochdale, Salford, Skelmersdale, St Annes, Wigan
Leicestershire
Leicestershire Market Harborough
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Cleethorpes, Gainsborough, Grimsby, Scunthorpe
London
London Camberwell, Ealing, Eltham, Lewisham, Streatham, Wimbledon, Woolwich
Merseyside
Merseyside Birkenhead, Liverpool, Southport, St Helens
Mid Glamorgan
Mid Glamorgan Aberdare, Bridgend, Merthyr Tydfil, Pontypridd, Sarn Services M4, Swansea
Middlesex
Middlesex Enfield, Feltham, Harrow, Hendon, Hounslow, Ruislip, Uxbridge, Wembley
North Yorkshire
North Yorkshire Harrogate, Malton, Middlesbrough, Northallerton, Pickering, Redcar, Ripon, Scarborough, Selby, Skipton, Thirsk, York
Norfolk
Norfolk Dereham, Downham Market, Fakenham, Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford, Wymondham
Northamptonshire
Northamptonshire Corby, Kettering, Northampton, Rushden, Wellingborough
Northumberland
Northumberland Morpeth
Nottinghamshire
Nottinghamshire Retford, Worksop
Oxfordshire
Oxfordshire Banbury, Bicester, Didcot, Oxford, Oxford Services M40, Witney
South Glamorgan
South Glamorgan Cardiff, Cardiff West Services M4
South Yorkshire
South Yorkshire Barnsley, Doncaster, Rotherham, Sheffield, Woodall Services M1
Somerset
Somerset Bath, Bridgwater, Bridgwater Services M5, Clevedon, Frome, Glastonbury, Gordano Services M5, Shepton Mallet, Taunton, Weston Super Mare, Yeovil
Staffordshire
Staffordshire Keele Services M6
Suffolk
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Newmarket, Stowmarket, Sudbury
Surrey
Surrey Camberley, Croydon, Dorking, Epsom, Farnham, Godalming, Guildford, Kingston Upon Thames, Leatherhead, Redhill, Reigate, Staines, Sutton, Walton On Thames, Weybridge, Woking, Worcester Park
Tyne & Wear
Tyne & Wear Gateshead, Gosforth, Newcastle Upon Tyne, South Shields, Sunderland, Washington, Washington Services A1 M, Whitley Bay
West Sussex
West Sussex Bognor Regis, Burgess Hill, Chichester, Crawley, East Grinstead, Haywards Heath, Horsham, Midhurst, Pease Pottage Services A23 M23, Worthing
West Yorkshire
West Yorkshire Bradford, Castleford, Dewsbury, Ferrybridge Services A1 M62, Garforth, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds, Morley, Pontefract, Shipley, Wakefield, Wetherby, Woolley Edge Services M1
Warwickshire
Warwickshire Rugby
West Glamorgan
West Glamorgan Neath, Port Talbot, Swansea City
Wiltshire
Wiltshire Amesbury, Chippenham, Leigh Delamere Services M4, Salisbury, Swindon, Trowbridge
Date Price From
25 November 2017
25 November 2017 £119

Midlands Area Hotel 

You will be staying in a comfortable hotel in the Midlands area, such as the Park Inn, Birmingham West or the Holiday Inn Express, Shrewsbury. All rooms in all hotels have private facilities, TV, radios and telephones, and all the hotels have good restaurant and bar facilities.

Further Information

Coach seating arrangements

Your Tour Manager will have allocated seats for you on the main coach in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible, and will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)

Joining your holiday

Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.

Meal arrangements

Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.

Special requirements

If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.

Disabled access

The majority of our tours involve a certain amount of walking, including a short walk from the coach stop to the town, attraction or venue you're visiting. If you are bringing a wheelchair, please let us know at the time of booking so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Ludlow Medieval Christmas FayreScores 8.4 out of 10 based on 273 reviews
(4 out of 10)

AUDREY

The xmas market in Birmingham was very disappointing, very few proper xmas market stalls like those I have seen abroad. Lots of beer stalls and people there to get drunk. Ludlow Medieval Faye was much better, a very enjoyable day. It was a long trip on the coach, and not helped by a passenger who was taken ill and needed an ambulance.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 27 December 2016

Thank you for your feedback. We are sorry if some aspects of your trip were disappointing, however we are pleased that you enjoyed Ludlow Medieval Fayre. If you would like a response from our Customer Relations team, please contact us with further details on cr@newmarketholidays.co.uk.

(7 out of 10)

LORAINE

Tewkesbury Couple
Had a great weekend with Newmarket, German Market and Bull Ring on the Saturday, was very busy as it was Black Friday weekend the only downfall for us was it was too long a day as we did not get the coach until 7.30 in the evening and we had finished shopping at 4.30 but due to it being busy we could not find anywhere to go to wait for the coach. We arrived at The Hotel (motel) the rooms were very nice and clean but the staff were rude and the food was awful and very expensive and breakfast was not good. But we did have a lovely day at the Medieval Castle in Ludlow it was a lot of fun with lots to see and do.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 16 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

JENNIFER

Newcastle Friends
We joined the coach in Newcastle at 6am, arriving in Birmingham at 1pm. Although we passed the time reading and chatting we did wonder whether the pick-ups/schedules could be organised differently in future to reduce the excessive travelling times for those who board first. The pick ups, stops, drop offs and hotel registrations were handled very efficiently by the tour manager and driver. The hotel itself was comfortable, but a little noisy due to inconsiderate guests. Our main complaint was that we were unable to eat in our hotel that evening because of another (Newmarket) coach tour staying there. We had no alternative but to eat at a neighbouring hotel, which served us a very poor quality and expensive meal in the noisiest location I have ever eaten in! Having got up at 4am that morning we were too tired to complain and not sure it would have made any difference. Breakfast at the hotel was fine, as was the journey to Ludlow. We thoroughly enjoyed our time in Ludlow, but would have preferred a little longer there. However, we arrived back in Newcastle at 9:15pm which was earlier than expected.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 16 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

WILLIAM

Caerphilly Couple
Generally the holiday was as I expected and there was a good contrast between the German style at B'ham and medieval at Ludlow.

The disappointing thing was the coach breaking down at the hotel which restricted the amount of time in Ludlow.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 14 December 2016
(1 out of 10)

MALCOLM

The Hilton holiday inn ---- although the bedroom was clean and ok
After our trip around the Birmingham xmas market we arrived at the holiday in We were unable to purchase drinks due to lack of staff
Deciding to eat here what a total disappointment the meals we all ordered were not edible and returned and still not able to purchase any drinks from the bar

Breakfast was just about ok

Onward to Ludlow very pleasant place only wish this could have been our weekend venue

On whole found the break expensive and poor value
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 12 December 2016
(8 out of 10)

JANICE

Gloucester Friends
Very enjoyable break but the hotel was very poor indeed and let everything else down.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 11 December 2016
(2 out of 10)

VALERIE

Preston Friends
Too long on coach. Not enough time at stops.
Confirmed traveller: 27 November 2016
Published on: 11 December 2016