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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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


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


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


Byways Breaks Cycling & Walking Holidays

Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050


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 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


Accommodation in Ludlow

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Stables Flat

Spacious upstairs beamed stables flat, comfortably fitted, linen & towels provided, overlooking attractive garden, glorious views, ideal base cycling, walking, bird watching, touring, also short breaks and B&B.

£250.00 - £350.00

01584 831265


Glebe Barn

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.

£295.00 - £695.00

01584 705027

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Mill House

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.

£70.00 - £80.00

01584 872837

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Fishmore Hall

Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned boutique country house hotel set on a hill overlooking the charming town of Ludlow, with unrivalled views over beautiful Shropshire countryside.

£150.00 - £250.00

01584 875148

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The Mount Guest House

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.  

£60.00 - £90.00

01584 874084

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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

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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

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Ivy House

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.

£550.00 - £850.00

01244 500 579

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19 Upper Linney

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

£300.00 - £450.00

01584 831136

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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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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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