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 Brewing Company

Discover the magic of the award winning Ludlow Brewery, located in a sensitively converted Victorian railway shed, originally built in 1857. 

01584 873291


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


Burford House Garden Store

Burford House & Gardens is perfect destination for all the family, including the dog! With a children's playground, ornamental duck pond, shopping emporium, magnificent gardens, a relaxing Café-Bar, a garden centre and family-friendly events - there really is something for everyone.

01584 810777


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


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


Accommodation in Ludlow

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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


Mill House

Come and enjoy a friendly relaxing break at Mill House, a former mill. We are set in idyllic surroundings on the Shropshire Way. River and pool close by and access to walks, with views, over Ludlow and Clee Hill right on our doorstep.

£70.00 - £80.00

01584 872837

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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


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

Nestling in the beautiful South Shropshire countryside, Rowton Manor Cottage is part of a grade II listed building which has been tastefully renovated to provide a good standard of holiday accommodation.

£277.00 - £765.00

01588 660736


Highgrove Barns

The Dairy and The Byre, newly converted, well appointed, 18th Century barns (each sleeps 2 + cot). In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty halfway between Ludlow and Church Stretton. Stunning views from the lengh of Wenlock Edge.

£299.00 - £395.00

01588 673113

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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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Fishmore Hall

Fishmore Hall is a privately-owned boutique country house hotel set on a hill overlooking the charming town of Ludlow, with unrivalled views over beautiful Shropshire countryside.

£150.00 - £250.00

01584 875148

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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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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


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)

Jun 21

As You Like It

Shakespeare returns to Ludlow Castle 60 years after the first performance! Here to There Productions have been invited by Ludlow Fringe to bring Shakespeare back to Ludlow Castle with their brand new production...

Jun 27

Ceramic Workshop for Adults

Bring out your creative side at a new ceramic workshop for adults. Make something useful, decorative, quirky, for someone's birthday, anniversary or christening or just for  yourself. Items will take up to...

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Jun 12

Family Fun Day This Saturday at the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre

The annual Family Fun Day at Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre this Saturday, 16th June from 12pm to 4pm. Celebrating British Summertime, with something for all the family from face painting to a licensed bar...

Jun 12

Steampunk Festival Weekend returns to Blists Hill Victorian Town 23rd – 24th June with

Grab your top hat and goggles and come dressed in your steampunk finery as you enter a world like no other for the second Steampunk Weekend Festival at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge with day and...

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