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!
Please click here to view a map of Ludlow town centre.
Attractions in Ludlow
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.
Burford House & Gardens
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.
Hergest Croft Gardens
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.
c/o Parishes Office
2 College Street
01584 872073 Visit Website
Accommodation in Ludlow
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.
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.
The Clive Arms is a Georgian coaching inn that is part of the Earl of Plymouth’s Oakly Park Estate in Bromfield. It is a genuine ‘farm to fork’ dining destination, with a focus on using as much produce as possible from the Estate’s own farms and walled gardens as well as from sister company, Ludlow Farmshop which is based next door.
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.
61 Gravel Hill
Ludlow Visitor Information
Ludlow Visitor Information Centre
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, 1 Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AZ
Tel: 01584 875053
Email: Click here