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


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


Byways Breaks Cycling & Walking Holidays

Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

0151 722 8050


Accommodation in Ludlow

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The Charlton Arms

Riverside hotel with panoramic views.

£80.00 - £180.00

01584 872813

The AA Inn 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Pool Cottage B&B

Pool Cottage is a delightful Victorian house built as part of the Culmington Manor Estate in the 1800s. 

£90.00 - £90.00

01584 861503

DTS Gold Award

Upper Heath Farm

Stable Cottage at Upper Heath Farm is situated in the ancient hamlet of Heath, nestling beneath the gaze of the Brown Clee Hill in this unspoilt corner of South Shropshire.

£300.00 - £500.00

01584 823845


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

Visit Britain Self-Catering 3 Star Accommodation Grading Green Business Gold Award Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Award

Ivy House

The whole property has been renovated and decorated to very high specifications and provides the luxury and comfort of a quality townhouse 'hotel' located in the very centre of the lively market town.

£550.00 - £850.00

01244 500 579

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading DTS Gold Award

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

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

Visit Britain Self-Catering 5 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award

The Feathers Hotel

Situated at the heart of the ancient market town of Ludlow. Internationally recognised for its Jacobean architecture and medieval heritage. Excellent cuisine.

£80.00 - £260.00

01584 875261

The AA Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading

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

The AA Restaurant with Rooms 4 Star Accommodation Grading

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


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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