Ludlow, Shropshire

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".

If you would like to visit Ludlow and need accommodation and are interested in finding the best hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts or self catering, please click here.

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

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Ludlow Food Centre and Ludlow Kitchen

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


Ludlow Race Club Ltd

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


Ludlow Brewing Company

Discover the magic of the award winning Ludlow Brewery, located in a sensitively converted Victorian railway shed, originally built in 1857. 

01584 873291


Ludlow Castle

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

01584 873355


Hergest Croft 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.

01544 230160


Burford House Garden Store

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.

01584 810777


Byways Breaks Cycling & Walking Holidays

Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050


Accommodation in Ludlow

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Lower House Country Guest House

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

01568 770223

Visit Britain Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Pets Welcome Award

Highgrove Barns

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

01588 673113

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2 The Vineyard

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

£395.00 - £595.00

07774 148818

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading DTS Gold Award

Tean House

Conveniently located only 2 1/2 miles from centre of Ludlow.

£60.00 - £70.00

01584 875891

DTS B&B 4 Star Accommodation Grading

The Squire Farm Holiday Cottages

The Squire Farm is an idyllic smallholding in the secluded, peaceful surroundings of Red lake Valley in the southwest comer of Shropshire.

£315.00 - £604.00

01547 530530

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Wandering William

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

£1040.00 - £2426.00

01584 877899

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Hicks Farm Holidays

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

01544 260237

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Old Downton Lodge

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

£95.00 - £175.00

01568 771826

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Mocktree Barns Holiday Cottages

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

01547 540441

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Key Events in Ludlow

Ludlow Spring Festival

May

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

September

Featuring over 180 local producers and showcasing local food and drink. Britain's best food and drink festival.

Medieval Christmas Fayre

November

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

Email visitors@ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk 

 

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Jul 21

Summer Fun Day

They'll be plenty of exciting things for the whole family. Free entry and free parking.

Aug 12

The Ludlow Magnalonga

The Magnalonga is a food and drink walk of between 8 - 10 miles. This year it starts and finishes just outside Ludlow - at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre. Please follow signs & volunteer instructions...

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Latest News

Jul 03

Ludlow Food Centre Wins Two Bronze Awards at the 2018 British Cheese Awards

Ludlow Food Centre is celebrating having won Bronze awards for both their Unsalted butter and Cheese With No Name at the 2018 British Cheese Awards (www.britishcheeseawards.com/results).

Jun 26

40th anniversary Grease outdoor cinema experience at Blists Hill Victorian Town Friday

Fans of John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John will be treated to an outdoor screening of the original 1978 Grease film with a difference at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Friday evening, 6th...

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