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


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


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


Accommodation in Ludlow

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Old Harpfields Hop-Kiln

Unusual early Victorian building set in unspoilt countryside 5 miles south east of Ludlow, close by the owners 16th century farmhouse.

£350.00 - £550.00

01584 810099

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Castle House Lodgings

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

01584 874465

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Meadow Barn

Detached luxury barn conversion recently completed, set within beautiful open countryside just a short distance from the historic market town of Ludlow.

£450.00 - £850.00

01584 861249

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The Cabin at Oaklands Farm

A warm welcome awaits you at The Cabin, adjacent to farmhouse set within 10 acres of our farm. Peaceful, but towns and villages easily reached.

£325.00 - £580.00

01584 891788

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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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Dower Cottage

Dower Cottage is a lovely stone built, oak beamed cottage just outside the Roman village of Leintwardine, set on a peaceful country lane and about fifteen minutes drive from Ludlow.

£550.00 - £650.00

01547 540446


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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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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Frog Cottage

Frog Cottage is a delightful character cottage with two double bedrooms. Situated in a quiet area under the old town wall, it is just a few minutes walk to Ludlow's centre.

£250.00 - £450.00

01584 872545


Rowton Manor Cottage B&B

Nestling in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, Rowton Manor Cottage is a grade II listed building which has been tastefully renovated to provide B&B accommodation.

£70.00 - £70.00

01588 660736



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)

Apr 26

Secrets of Superfood

Join Milly Rees in this Superfood masterclass, centring on creating healthy and delicious dishes, super salads and feel-good baking using ancient grains, energy packed seeds and fabulous berries. Explore and...

Apr 28

"Showing Off" Contemporary Craft Show

Organised by the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft & the Worcestershire Guild of Contemporary Craft. Jewellery, ceramics, glass, woodwork, textiles, leatherwork and more…

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Latest News

Mar 29

Marmalade Makers Scoop International Awards for 10th Year in a Row

Ludlow Food Centre’s marmalade makers are celebrating for the tenth year in a row after scooping another three awards at this year’s Dalemain Marmalade Awards.

Mar 27

‘Flocks of Words’- at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

Award-winning acoustic trio Whalebone and award-winning poet and author Kate Innes are presenting their full-length collaboration ‘Flocks of Words’ at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre in Craven Arms on...

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