Ludlow "The Perfect Historic Town"
Ludlow Castle & Dinham Bridge

A Town Full of History

A walk through Ludlow's main streets and quiet lanes is to walk through over 900 years of history. 

Ludlow's History
Broad Steet, Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

The construction of the Ludlow Castle started around 1085, with many later additions in the following two centuries. It is one of the most interesting castles in the Marches, in a dominant and imposing position high above the River Teme.

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The Inner Bailey, Ludlow Castle
Broadgate, Ludlow
The Buttercross, Ludlow

Shropshire Hills

Situated on the edge of The Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ludlow is the perfect base to explore this glorious area.

Things To Do near Ludlow
High Vinnalls, near Ludlow

Enjoy the View

With many beautiful buildings and fantastic views, Ludlow is a great place for a stroll.

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Ludlow viewed from Whitcliffe
Market Steet, Ludlow


Ludlow Food & Drink Festival

7th, 8th & 9th September 2018

"imitations all over the country – but it's still the best one!"

The first successful food and drink festival to be held in the UK, Ludlow Marches Food and Drink Festival made an enormous impact, and has spawned countless imitations all over the country – but it's still the best one! It's been going for 20 years now, and it's all about showcasing, tasting and enjoying the superb food and drink made and supplied by small-scale, high-quality independent producers from Ludlow and the Welsh Marches (the English-Welsh border country). It's all locally produced, with a few special exceptions, and there is a fantastic festival spirit pervading the town throughout the three days of the festival.

WheN & Where?

When? Friday, Saturday and Sunday, 7th - 9th September 2018 – it's always the second weekend in September.

Where? Ludlow Castle and throughout the town at various venues, including the streets and the market square.

Inside the Castle

Ludlow Food & Drink Festival

Outside the castle & around Ludlow

Ludlow Food & Drink Festival


Food & Drink Festival

Travel and accommodation

"imitations all over the country – but it's still the best one!"

Park and Ride - It is not recommended to park in the town centre during the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival - please use the Festival's Park and Ride from the outskirts of town. Follow the signs from the A49 and the A4117.

Accommodation – booking early is essential for town centre accommodation for the festival weekend, but there are lots of attractive bed and breakfasts, pubs and hotels in the surrounding area, as well as self-catering accommodation. See our accommodation pages.

Ticket Details

A large part of the festival takes place inside Ludlow Castle. Admission tickets include the whole of the castle itself as well as the Food and Drink Fair, talks, demonstrations and most other things, excluding taste workshops:

Ticket prices
1 Day: Adult £8.50, Child 3-12 yrs £2.00, Concessions (Friday only) £7.00
2 Day: Adult ticket £15
3 Day: Adult ticket £21

Visit the festival website for tickets & further information.