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 MaRKET

Regular Markets

Ludlow Market

Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market, managed by Ludlow Town Council, takes place in the town square (Castle Street) every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year.

More than forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and a selection of local crafts.

In addition to the regular market, most Sundays see the market stalls being used either as a flea market (usually fortnightly), or for various specialist themes, such as books, gardens or crafts.

Ludlow Market Days

Monday: General Market
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: General Market
Thursday: Local Producers Market (Local to Ludlow) Every 2nd and 4th week
Friday: General Market
Saturday: General Market
Sunday: Antique & Collectors fair on 1st and 3rd week

Speciality & Seasonal Markets

Ludlow Market

A Local Producers Market (or farmers' market), organised by Local to Ludlow, is held on the second Thursday and fourth Thursday of each month. This has 20 or 30 stalls with producers selling food and drink from within a 30-mile radius of Ludlow.

Made in Shropshire Market is a monthly showcase for local artists, design-makers and artisan food producers from Shropshire. The market is usually held on the first Saturday of the month.
A variety of seasonal markets are held at appropriate times of the year including Ludlow Christmas Markets.

For dates of the various specialist markets please see our Events pages.

Market Contact Details

Ludlow Market is owned and operated by:
Ludlow Town Council
The Guildhall,
Mill Street


For further information please contact the Markets Manager on 01584 871972.