Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout the year. The historic town centre and the 11th century Ludlow Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. Ludlow is an excellent base for walking and cycling; as well as exploring the rest of Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.
Ludlow has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with many excellent restaurants and cafes encouraged by the areas abundance of quality producers. Every September the town is filled with food lovers from all over the UK, and beyond for the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival
Ludlow has many things to offer - from walking the streets of this historic town and visiting Ludlow Castle and St Laurence's Church, to a meal at one of Ludlow's restaurants. Ludlow is also noted for the many events and festivals that take place throughout the year, from the annual Medieval Christmas Fayre and the famed Ludlow Food and Drink Festival.
View our list of some of the Things to Do in Ludlow or our list of Events in Ludlow
Ludlow and the surrounding area offers a great variety of accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets. Please visit our accommodation pages for more details.
There is no shortage of good eating places in and around Ludlow, at all levels and to suit all tastes and budgets. Many top chefs have been attracted to the area because of the excellent supply of raw materials, resulting in frequent reviews in both restaurant guides and national papers. But it's not just gourmet meals that Ludlow excels in. At all kinds of eating establishments from the simplest cafe or pub upwards, you will be far more likely to experience really good quality food that is locally sourced than almost anywhere else in Britain. Visit our Where to Eat page.
Ludlow is situated on the edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It is an ideal base for walking and walkers wishing to explore the hills, valleys and forests of The Marches. Ludlow also offers gentler walking opportunities into the surrounding countryside, and Whitcliffe Common, with its panoramic views, overlooks the castle and town - is an essential visit for any newcomer to Ludlow. Visit our Walking in Ludlow page.
Ludlow is a good base to explore this area from: within an hour (often much less), you can experience the delights of Shrewsbury, Shropshire's county town; the cathedral city of Hereford; the south Shropshire Hills such as the Longmynd, Caer Caradoc, the Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge; sample real Herefordshire cider and perry; visit Ironbridge, the birthplace of the industrial revolution and an UNESCO World Heritage Site; or explore the uncrowded hills and valleys of Mid-Wales.
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