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


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.

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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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NABMA Local Authority Award Winning Market, Ludlow Market has operated on the same site for over 900 years and continues to offer shoppers a fantastic choice of products from small and artisan producers and sellers.

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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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Come and enjoy a friendly relaxing break at Mill House, a former mill. We are set in idyllic surroundings on the Shropshire Way. River and pool close by and access to walks, with views, over Ludlow and Clee Hill right on our doorstep.

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At Thomas House a warm and friendly welcome awaits you at our newly built Lodge.

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Guest house offering town centre accommodation.

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Situated at the heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow. Internationally recognised for its Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. Excellent cuisine.

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The AA Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading

Six special cottages set around a peaceful, rural courtyard in the Corvedale. 5 miles from Ludlow. Breakfast Packs, Cream Teas and Evening Meals by arrangement. B&B also available.

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Set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, the tiny village of Hopesay lies nestled in the South Shropshire Hills.

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Lower house dates from the early 17th century and is situated on a quiet country lane amongst the hills of the Welsh borders. There is excellent walking from the house and lots of interesting places to visit in the area.

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A superb Georgian home set in the Teme Valley, Haynall Villa has a large attractive garden looking out on the Clee Hills. We are a convenient base from which to explore many local attractions in an area where history and man made beauty combine with beautiful English landscapes!

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Posthorn Cottage, one of two adjoining properties occupying a secluded position in the heart of the town, offers an ideal base for exploring Ludlow and the surrounding area.

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Rosecroft is a very comfortable 18th century house in the centre of a picturesque village, close to the historic town of Ludlow.

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Map of Ludlow Town


Ludlow Visitor Information

Ludlow Visitor Information Centre

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

Tel: 01584 875053
Email: Click here