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News from Tim King & Shropshire Council Tourism Team

News from Tim King & Shropshire Council Tourism Team in South Shropshire
News about Ludlow and Shrewsbury museum developments, media coverage, the visitor survey and the Sustainable Tourism Strategy.

 The Arts Council Renaissance funded PR campaign is still delivering results with National Geographic Traveller magazine publishing an article on Shropshire focussing on Acton Scott and Severn Valley Railway.  Discover Britain published a full page on Acton Scott in the latest issue.

Ludlow Museum is moving at some point this year to the Buttercross and you can see first impressions of how it might look in its new home via the Twitter account @TheButterX or

The Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Destination Partnership is reviewing the Sustainable Tourism Strategy.  All member organisations were asked for views and there is still the opportunity to respond. The Strategy can be found at

I would like to remind all members that the Shropshire Hills and Ludlow Visitor Survey 2013 is available on the DDP website at

The new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery will be opening its doors this Spring.  It is intended to promote the whole of Shropshire and the artefacts and exhibitions will inspire visitors and locals to explore further afield.  We would like to enlist all tourism businesses in the county to help promote the new venue.  We will be issuing invitations to visit the new Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery so look out for messages about this in your email inbox.

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Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Nov 08

Gin Masterclass

Join us at this unique evening of Gin tasting hosted by our experts.

Dec 06

An Evening of Fizz

Sample a range of Fizz drinks, enjoy a few nibbles and quiz the experts in this fun and informative master class.

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Latest News

Jul 30

The Search is on

The search is on…..for THE Shropshire Lad and Lass with £5000 of prizes for the winners

Jul 03

Ludlow Food Centre Wins Two Bronze Awards at the 2018 British Cheese Awards

Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating having won Bronze awards for both their Unsalted butter and Cheese With No Name at the 2018 British Cheese Awards (

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