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 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


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


Byways Breaks Cycling & Walking Holidays

Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050


Accommodation in Ludlow

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Old Downton Lodge

Fascinating. Intriguing. Mesmeric. Pure escapism just seven miles from Ludlow.

£95.00 - £175.00

01568 771826

The AA Restaurant with Rooms 5 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading

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

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

The Maltsters House

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

07831 537835


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

Visit Britain Self-Catering 45 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award

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

Visit Britain Guest House 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Award Visit England Breakfast Award

Caynham Camp Cottage

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

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star 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

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

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

Visit Britain Group Accommodation 3 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Award

Lower House Country Guest House

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

01568 770223

Visit Britain Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Pets Welcome Award

St Mary's Mews Cottage

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

07773052933



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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Autumn Steam Gala

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Sep 23

Open Air Cinema - Top Gun

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