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


Parking in Ludlow

Car Parks:
The three principal car parks in the centre of Ludlow are at Upper Galdeford (Co-Op), Lower Galdeford (Smithfield), and Castle Street. A limited amount of off road parking is also at The Linney playing fields. They operate on a pay-and-display basis. Click here for Ludlow map with car parks featured

Pay and Display Meters:
On-street parking in the town centre (Central Red Zone) is available with Pay and Display. Further out from the town centre (Blue Zone) it is free but time restricted.

Ludlow Park & Ride

Ludlow Park & Ride (marked on map) is based at the Eco Business Park and can easily be reached from all areas using the A49. Follow the signs in and around Ludlow to the site. If using Sat Nav use post code SY8 1ES.

- Free all day parking when purchasing a ticket.
- On-site CCTV in the car park for your vehicle's security.
- Cycle parking is available at the Eco Park site.

Times from car park: Buses run from 07.15 to 17.45 Monday to Saturday. The last bus arrives at the Assembly Rooms at 18:00 where the service terminates. Times from town centre: Buses run from 07.30 to 17.30 Monday to Saturday

Fare details: The cost is £1.50 Return from the Eco Park site.
(Price correct on the 21/03/17, please check with Shropshire Council for the current pricing)
Visit the Shropshire Council web site for further details.

Pay as you go car hire in Ludlow

Our link with Co-wheels Shropshire car club enables you to travel to Ludlow by train but still have access to a car when you need it. Co-wheels have 2 cars in Ludlow parked just 2 minutes walk from the station.
Simply join the car club as a visitor member and the book a car for as long as you need it – from an hour to a few days. It’s flexible, affordable and easy to use.
For more information click here


The Marches Line offers a comfortable and convenient means of getting to Ludlow. There are connections at Crewe and Manchester for the North, Shrewsbury for Birmingham and the Midlands and the Cambrian Line and connections at Newport (Wales) for London and the South East and Bristol and the South West.
Ludlow's railway station is a short walk (about 5 minutes) from the town centre or you can catch the town bus service which passes every 15 minutes.

There is a small pay and display car park here for users of the railway.

For times and fares visit the Arriva Trains Wales website: