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
Looking For Something Different? An idyllic rural hideaway in a unique barn conversion, 10 minutes drive from Ludlow. Original pine beams, wood burning stove, private garden and stunning panoramic views. Short breaks available.
£250.00 - £480.00
This charming 18th century Grade II listed cottage is situated just 5 minutes' walk from the heart of the famous medieval town of Ludlow, one of the UK’s finest examples of Tudor England.
£656.00 - £1532.00
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
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
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
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