Ludlow

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


Links:

Ludlow & South Shropshire website
Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival
Ludlow Castle Events
Ludlow Green Festival

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!

Please click here to view a map of Ludlow town centre.

Attractions in Ludlow

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Construction of Ludlow Castle began in the late 11th Century as the border stronghold of one of the Marcher Lords, Roger De Lacy.

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Ludlow Castle's 14th Century soldiers practiced archery here. Today owners from all over the country come to race their horses over the same green. A friendly racecourse, retaining its Edwardian character.

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Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

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With stunning views towards the Black Mountains, Hergest Croft Gardens has spectacular spring and autumn colour. They extend over 70 acres; contain more than 5,000 rare trees and shrubs planted in over six distinct areas.

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A 13th-15thC large parish church (member of the Greater Churches Group) with Medieval misericords, carvings and stained glass. Tower open to the public with fine views.

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A farm shop like no other, the Ludlow Food Centre is situated on the fringes of the Earl of Plymouth Estate (located on the A49, two miles north of Ludlow).

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Accommodation in Ludlow

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Comfortable, well equipped character cottages around a sunny courtyard. Friendly welcome, gardens, delightful views. Ideal walking, cycling, wildlife, touring. Ludlow 6 miles. No smoking. Pets and children welcome.

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Dower Cottage is a lovely stone built, oak beamed cottage just outside the Roman village of Leintwardine, set on a peaceful country lane and about fifteen minutes drive from Ludlow.

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The Mount Guest House is perhaps unique in that it offers excellent views of the Shropshire countryside and is also situated close to Ludlow town centre – so most of the popular restaurants, traditional pubs, the specialists shops, the renowned Church of St Laurence, Ludlow Brewery, and the beautiful countryside are within easy walking distance.  

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Grade II 17th century barn conversion set amidst pretty countryside just outside Ludlow. Tastefully converted and well-equipped. Sleeps 12 - 6.

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Spacious upstairs beamed stables flat, comfortably fitted, linen & towels provided, overlooking attractive garden, glorious views, ideal base cycling, walking, bird watching, touring, also short breaks and B&B.

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The Dairy and The Byre, newly converted, well appointed, 18th Century barns (each sleeps 2 + cot). In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty halfway between Ludlow and Church Stretton. Stunning views from the lengh of Wenlock Edge.

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Is this the best kept secret in Ludlow? Newly refurbished ensuite accommodation in the heart of this historic town. Free parking - Free WiFi - Short walk to Castle, Museum and Church. Welcome to Ludlow Mascall Centre!

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Hicks Farm is a quiet livestock farm situated on the borders of the three counties Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys. Here the beautiful Marches landscape greets you as soon as you step outside the front door.

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Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned boutique country house hotel set on a hill overlooking the charming town of Ludlow, with unrivalled views over beautiful Shropshire countryside.

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Fascinating. Intriguing. Mesmeric. Pure escapism just seven miles from Ludlow.

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Ludlow Visitor Information

Ludlow Visitor Information Centre

Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AZ

Tel: 01584 875053
Email: Click here

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