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Ludlow is a market town, perched on a cliff above the River Neme and surrounded by the countryside of the Marches

The settlement dates from the 12th century and its Norman rectilinear street plan can still be made out today. In the Middle Ages the town prospered as a centre of the wool trade.

Many of its fine house have survived and today the town boasts nearly 500 listed buildings for visitors to look at. There are some good examples of Tudor and Georgian architecture in Broad Street but Ludlow's most famous building is the Feathers Hotel, an ornate timbered building on the Bull Ring.

The parish church of St Laurence, dating from 1199, is one of the largest churches in the country.

For centuries the town has been dominated by Ludlow Castle. Dating from the 1086, the fortification was one of a line of castles built along the Marches to keep out the Welsh. Once a royal palace, the now ruined Ludlow Castle continues to play an important role in the life of the town. As well as an important tourist attraction the castle is also a venue for festivals, open-air theatrical performances and other events throughout the year.

The popular Ludlow Festival (held in the last week of June/first week of July) attracts performers from all over the world.

Ludlow is famous as the gastronomic centre of Shropshire and has more restaurants with Michellin Stars than any other town in the country.

The town also has a traditional market, many speciality food shops and in September hosts the Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival.

The intriguing history of Ludlow and its castle is illustrated at the Ludlow Museum in Castle Square.


Tourist Attractions in and near Ludlow to Visit



Wernlas Collection of Rare Poultry 5.4 miles A fascinating breeding centre.



Ludlow Castle A lovely ruined castle in the centre of town.

Stokesay Castle 6.4 miles Visit one of the finest fortified manor houses in England.



St Laurence Take a look around Ludlow's famous parish church.

Historic Houses

Historic Houses

Castle Lodge A unique Elizabethan building.

Croft Castle 6.9 miles Visit this castellated manor house.



Ludlow Museum The local museum with the history of Ludlow.

Tenbury Museum 6.6 miles Discover the history of Tenbury Wells and it's people.

Land of Lost Content 7.0 miles A great place to discover recent social history and culture.


Out & About

Secret Hills Discovery Centre 6.8 miles Find out more about the Shropshire Hills.

Brown Clee 9.0 miles Walk up to the highest point in the county.

Cleobury Mortimer An interesting small town to visit.

Towns Near Ludlow To Visit - straight line distance:

Tenbury Wells (6.78 miles) Craven Arms (7.03 miles) Leominster (9.69 miles) Church Stretton (12.40 miles)
How to get to Ludlow

Ludlow Tourist Information Centre

  • Castle Street
    SY8 1AS
    Tel: 01584 875053
Lower Buckton Country House
Buckton Ludlow SY7 0JU

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Walford Court
Walford, Leintwardine Ludlow SY7 0JT

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Dinham Hall Hotel
By The Castle Ludlow SY8 1EJ

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Guest Houses, Bed and Breakfasts, Inns and other Hotels
Holiday Cottages
The Log Cabin
Adforton near Ludlow SY7 0NF
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Clee Hill near Ludlow SY8 3QQ
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Old Town Cottage
Ludlow SY8 1NP
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Ludlow Weather
Saturday 23rd May
Day :Cloudy skies18°C Cloudy skies
Night :Overcast skies9°C Overcast skies
Sunday 24th May
Day :Light drizzle18°C Light drizzle
Night :Clear skies3°C Clear skies
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