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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Burford House & Gardens is perfect destination for all the family, including the dog! With a children's playground, ornamental duck pond, shopping emporium, magnificent gardens, a relaxing Café-Bar, a garden centre and family-friendly events - there really is something for everyone.

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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.

01584 856221     Contact via Email    


Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050     Contact via Email    


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.

01584 872073     


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).

01584 856000     Contact via Email    


Accommodation in Ludlow

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Unusual early Victorian building set in unspoilt countryside 5 miles south east of Ludlow, close by the owners 16th century farmhouse.

01584 810099     Contact via Email    

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Stunning, recently converted, detached stone barn, set around a courtyard. Glebe Barn is located within the village of Caynham, a picturesque village in the heart of the beautiful south Shropshire countryside, just three miles from Ludlow.

01584 705027     Contact via Email    

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An idyllic two bedroomed cottage providing luxurious accommodation for up to 4 people.

07774 148818     Contact via Email    

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The whole property has been renovated and decorated to very high specifications and provides the luxury and comfort of a quality townhouse 'hotel' located in the very centre of the lively market town.

01244 500 579    

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One bedroom Grade II listed property in the heart of Ludlow's old town and backing onto the town walls.

01584 831136     Contact via Email    

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Our holiday barns are built in traditional local stone and are set high up in the Clee Hills with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, which is well served with footpaths and bridleways. 

01746 787158     Contact via Email    


Pool Cottage is a delightful Victorian house built as part of the Culmington Manor Estate in the 1800s. 

01584 861503     Contact via Email    

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A friendly welcome awaits you at Studio Lodge Guest Accommodation in assn. with S&B Photography. 

01584 872442    

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Stable Cottage at Upper Heath Farm is situated in the ancient hamlet of Heath, nestling beneath the gaze of the Brown Clee Hill in this unspoilt corner of South Shropshire.

01584 823845     Contact via Email    


This charming 18th century Grade II listed cottage is situated just 5 minutes' walk from the heart of the famous medieval town of Ludlow, one of the UK’s finest examples of Tudor England.

07831 537835     Contact via Email    

Sykes Cottages

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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