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 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


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


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


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


Accommodation in Ludlow

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Rowton Manor Cottage

Nestling in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, Rowton Manor Cottage is part of a grade II listed building which has been tastefully renovated to provide a good standard of holiday accommodation.

£277.00 - £765.00

01588 660736

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

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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St Mary's Mews Cottage

St Mary's Mews Cottage is a homely, quiet semi detached house with plentyof light and space for a relaxing holiday for up to 5 people. Less than 10 minutes walk to the centre of medieval Ludlow, to the train station and supermarkets. Long and short breaks available.

£500.00 - £600.00

07773052933



Pool Cottage B&B

Pool Cottage is a delightful Victorian house built as part of the Culmington Manor Estate in the 1800s. 

£90.00 - £90.00

01584 861503

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Old Downton Lodge

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

£95.00 - £175.00

01568 771826

The AA Restaurant with Rooms 5 Star Highly Commended 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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Posthorn Cottage

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.

£240.00 - £370.00

01159 222383

DTS Self-Catering 3 Star Accommodation Grading

Acorn Lodge

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

£325.00 - £580.00

01584 890735

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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 

 

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