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
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.
Accommodation in Ludlow
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
Charlie’s Cottage is a newly renovated self-catering holiday home featuring a sitting room, kitchen, two bedrooms, bathroom and courtyard garden. The terraced Grade-II* listed property has wonderful historical character mixed with modern luxury. Only a 4-minute level walk from the train station and a 2-minute walk to the start of town. Free Wi-fi and parking permit included. Short breaks welcome.
£350.00 - £540.00
Stunning, recently converted, detached stone barn, set around a courtyard. Glebe Barn is located within the village of Caynham, a picturesque village in the heart of the beautiful south Shropshire countryside, just three miles from Ludlow.
£295.00 - £695.00
Hicks Farm is a quiet livestock farm situated on the borders of the three counties Shropshire, Herefordshire and Powys. Here the beautiful Marches landscape greets you as soon as you step outside the front door.
£1120.00 - £4205.00
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
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