Ludlow - Gastronomic capital of Shropshire
Ludlow was described by John Betjeman as "the loveliest town in England" and by Country Life as "the most vibrant small town in the Country".
Ludlow has a lively market, food fairs, speciality food shops and more restaurants and Inns than you can shake a cocktail stick at.
With over 500 listed buildings, mainly Georgian or half-timbered, Ludlow is a feast for the eyes.
Once the home of Kings, Ludlow Castle has been described as "the epitome of what a castle ought to be" - the castle dominated life in Ludlow for centuries. As a venue for festivals and events and open air theatre Ludlow Castle still plays a vital part today.
The Ludlow Museum gives a history of the town. St Laurence's Church is the custodian of the Ashes of A.E.Housman, the celebrated poet and author of "A Shropshire Lad". You can view the 150th Housman anniversary leaflet by downloading the PDF here.
Ludlow hosts a number of festivals and fairs each year. The Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival is held every September, Ludlow Festival is held in June/July attracting performers from all over the world. In November the Medieval Christmas Fair is held locally.
For more information on Ludlow contact Ludlow Tourist Information Centre
Please click the link to view a street map of Ludlow town centre.
Did you know?
There are towns called Ludlow all over the United States of America. In California, Colorado, Illinois, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Missori, South Dakota and Vermont. But ours is the original!