Ludlow was described by John Betjeman as “the loveliest town in England” and by Country ife as “the most vibrant small town in the Country”. Ludlow also has more Michellin Starred restaurants than any other town in the country.
Ludlow has a lively market, food fairs, speciality food shops and more restaurants and Inns than you can shake a cocktail stick at.
With over 500 listed buildings, mainly Georgian or half-timbered, Ludlow is a feast for the eyes.
Once the home of Kings, Ludlow Castle has been described as “the epitome of what a castle ought to be” – the castle dominated life in Ludlow for centuries. As a venue for festivals and events and open air theatre Ludlow Castle still plays an vital part today.
The Ludlow Museum gives a history of the town. St Laurence’s Church is the custodian of the Ashes of A.E.Housman, the celebrated poet and author of “A Shropshire Lad”.
Ludlow hosts a number of festivals and fairs each year. The Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival is held every September, Ludlow Festival is held in June/July attracting performers from all over the world. In November the Medieval Christmas Fair is held locally and in May/June, the Ludlow Castle Festival of Crafts takes place.
Ludlow bridge by Newton