THERE will be additional attractions at the Ludlow Medieval Fayre this year.

This will include a pop-up bar at the two day event that takes place in the grounds of Ludlow Castle.

The Fayre marks the start of the Christmas shopping period that is so important for many shops and traders in the town.

It is also planned that the shops will open late on the Saturday of the event that also coincides with the switching on of the Ludlow Christmas lights.

The Medieval Fayre will also include entertainment for all of the family as well as a large number of stall holders selling Christmas gifts and other seasonal items.

It will mark the start of activities to encourage people to spend locally including the Tinsel Tuesday markets on the first three Tuesdays in December.