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 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 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


Accommodation in Ludlow

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The Clive Bar & Restaurant with Rooms

The Clive Bar & Restaurant with Rooms is renowned for superb modern British cuisine, complimented by quality en suite bedrooms situated in contemporary conversions of period outbuildings.

£90.00 - £115.00

01584 856565

The AA Restaurant with Rooms 5 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading

The Green Holiday Barns

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

01746 787158


The Old Stables

The Old Stables holiday cottage is set in the beautiful rolling hills of South Shropshire just minutes away from the historic town of Ludlow.

£280.00 - £500.00

01584 831598

DTS Self-Catering 4 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

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award


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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