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
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
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
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
Caynham Camp Cottage is a luxurious 2 bedroom cottage, refurbished to a high standard to provide luxury self-catering accommodation. The cottage benefits from an idyllic rural setting but is just 5 minutes’ drive from the historic town of Ludlow.
£525.00 - £1050.00
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
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
Lower house dates from the early 17th century and is situated on a quiet country lane amongst the hills of the Welsh borders. There is excellent walking from the house and lots of interesting places to visit in the area.
£74.00 - £80.00
St Mary's Mews Cottage is a homely, quiet semi detached house with plentyof light and space for a relaxing holiday for up to 5 people. Less than 10 minutes walk to the centre of medieval Ludlow, to the train station and supermarkets. Long and short breaks available.
£500.00 - £600.00
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