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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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 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 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


Byways Breaks Cycling & Walking Holidays

Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050


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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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

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The Cliffe at Dinham

The Cliffe at Dinham is set in its own grounds, with ample parking, set amongst open countryside yet within walking distance of the town, river and castle.

£53.00 - £115.00

01584 872063

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Tean House

Conveniently located only 2 1/2 miles from centre of Ludlow.

£60.00 - £70.00

01584 875891

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The Ludlow Holiday Cottage

'Discover Ludlow & Stay in style'. A luxurious town cottage. Easy online availability and booking.

£400.00 - £520.00

07968215856

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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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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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Ludlow Mascall Centre

Is this the best kept secret in Ludlow? Newly refurbished ensuite accommodation in the heart of this historic town. Free parking - Free WiFi - Short walk to Castle, Museum and Church. Welcome to Ludlow Mascall Centre!

£33.60 - £67.20

01584 873882

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The Barn at Ryecroft

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

01584 831224


Studio Lodge Guest Accommodation

A friendly welcome awaits you at Studio Lodge Guest Accommodation in assn. with S&B Photography. 

£25.00 - £96.00

01584 872442

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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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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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