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
Accommodation in Ludlow
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
CASTLE HOUSE LODGINGS comprises three luxury self-catering apartments, each with their own individual charm and finished to the highest standards, situated in the private grounds of Ludlow Castle.
£895.00 - £1230.00
Our holiday barns are built in traditional local stone and are set high up in the Clee Hills with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, which is well served with footpaths and bridleways.
£250.00 - £500.00
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
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
Charlie’s Cottage is a newly renovated self-catering holiday home featuring a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and courtyard garden. The terraced Grade-II* listed property has wonderful historical character mixed with modern luxury. Only a 4-minute level walk from the train station and a 2-minute walk to the start of town. Free Wi-fi and parking permit included. Short breaks welcome.
£480.00 - £540.00
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
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