Ludlow – original home of the country’s Slow Food Movement and (quite rightly) Shropshire’s gastronomic capital.
John Betjeman said Ludlow was "the loveliest town in England" and Country Life described it as "the most vibrant small town in the Country". Both were right of course! Ludlow has a lively market scene, food fairs, speciality food shops and more restaurants and inns than you can shake a fork at. With over 500 listed buildings, mainly Georgian or half-timbered, Ludlow is also a feast for the eyes.
Once the home of Kings, Queens and Princes Ludlow Castle has been described as "the epitome of what a castle ought to be" – overlooking the heart of the town Ludlow Castle is now used as a regular venue for festivals and events throughout the year including: The Ludlow & Marches Food & Drink Festival is held every September, and the Medieval Christmas Fair in November.
The Ludlow Museum gives a history of the town and St Laurence's Church is the custodian of the Ashes of A.E.Housman, the celebrated poet and author of "A Shropshire Lad".
For more information about the rest of Shropshire, please click the link to Visit Shropshire.com
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.
Accommodation in Ludlow
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.
£74.00 - £80.00
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.
£299.00 - £395.00
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.
£1015.00 - £4005.00
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.
£290.00 - £545.00
Key Events in Ludlow
Ludlow Spring Festival
A weekend of music and good food with a focus on Beer, Bangers and a few treats thrown in for good measure.
Ludlow Food Festival
Featuring over 180 local producers and showcasing local food and drink. Britain's best food and drink festival.
Medieval Christmas Fayre
Festooned with seasonal greenery, Ludlow Castle will be bustling with medieval jesters, minstrels and traders.
Ludlow Visitor Information
Located within the Ludlow Assembly Rooms
Ludlow Assembly Rooms
1 Mill Street, Ludlow, SY8 1AZ
Tel: 01584 875053