Couple’s Weekend Break Itinerary in the Shropshire Hills


Welcome to Shropshire and St Milburga Chapel! For a great start to your trip, we suggest a drive to Ludlow for a stroll and dinner, where there is a range of restaurants, including Chang Thai, which has both a bar and restaurant catering for all diets. Sourced Pizza offers unique pizza options for both dine-in and takeaway.

For a fine-dining romantic meal, head to Mortimers in Ludlow. It uses fresh, seasonal ingredients and offers a three-course dinner or a tasting menu with a comprehensive wine list.

Also recommended is booking a table for dinner at The Pheasant at Neenton, which is only a 15-minute drive away. This establishment uses top-quality meat, game and fresh fish to create a seasonal menu with few vegetarian options though.


I’d recommend strolling around Ludlow, where you can find cobbled streets, hundreds of listed buildings- including half-timbered and Georgian-style – and independent shops.

If you are up for more exploring Ludlow, I suggest doing the ” Bread Walk. ” This beautiful riverside promenade is about 1.5 miles long and offers excellent views of Ludlow Castle from Whitcliffe. You could also consider stopping at CSONS at The Green Cafe for coffee and cake. They are open from 9 am to 4 p,m offering breakfast and lunch, as well as until 10 pm on Friday, and there are plenty of choices for vegetarians and vegans. I’d suggest booking in advance, as they get rather busy.

If you both love history, I’d suggest visiting Ludlow Castle, which is considered to have some of the most impressive ruins in England.

Check out the traditional market set in the castle square, which offers a range of products from local small and artisan producers.


If you’re up for a lazy morning, head out to Bill’s Kitchen in Ludlow, which offers an all-day brunch menu on Sunday serving unique and freshly made food and caters for all diets.

If the weather is nice, consider heading up to Mortimer Forest, which has many different length trails, including a path taking in views of the surrounding countryside as it takes you up and over High Vinnalls.

Fishmore Hotel is just a 15-minute drive from the chapel if you’re looking for a relaxing spa day. They offer a variety of packages, such as afternoon tea and spa, half-day or full-day, that include a 2-course lunch in their fine-dining restaurant Forelles. The restaurant sources its ingredients locally and caters to different dietary requirements. They also offer a classic and vegetarian tasting menu.

If wine tasting is for you, visit Kerry Vale Vineyard. They offer a vineyard tour with wine tasting, which can be combined with cheese and wine or a sparkling afternoon tea.


Oh no – time to go home! Our checkout is 11 am, so you have time for a stroll or breakfast outside in the morning sun. On your way back, why not stop at Ludlow Farmshop, which produces award-winning products and has an extensive breakfast and lunch menu using ingredients directly from the Farmshop and around.

If you’re looking for travel destinations on your way home, you might want to consider Stokesay Castle, Attingham Park, Bridgenorth, Wenlock Priory, or Ironbridge Gorge. These places offer various attractions, such as romantic walks, picturesque ruins and gardens, museums, and even a cliff railway. Ironbridge Gorge is particularly famous for its museums, including Blists Hill and Coalport China Museum and the iconic Iron Bridge.


There is so much to do in Shropshire we could quickly have filled a month with suggested activities! Please look at our Things to Do page for more ideas, including walks to do and places to eat.