Ludlow accommodation, shops, festivals and more
Spring Food Festival
May - Celebrating great beers, bangers, bread, music and more
The Ludlow Festival
June/July - Open air Shakespeare plus a range of other supporting events
Ludlow Food Festival
September - Join in the feast of a festival
Medieval Christmas Fayre
November - Ludlow Castle will be bustling with medieval entertainers, minstrels and traders
Standing proudly over the town is Ludlow Castle; witness to many a battle over the centuries but none so gripping as the title of 'Festival Loaf' at Ludlow Food Festival. Ludlow has a well deserved reputation for quality food and drink, with farmers markets selling local produce to independent butchers, bakers, delicatessens and food shops. You'll find a selection of small, family-owned businesses that sell quality products with a personal touch.
Ludlow restaurants, such as Michelin starred Mr Underhills on the banks of the River Teme and Ludlow's La Bécasse are renowned for their fine food. Ludlow Food Centre is a must-visit too, where farming and food come together to create a unique shopping experience. For more information on shopping in Ludlow, including a Ludlow Town Map and Where to Park guide, please click here.
Ludlow has around 500 listed buildings in all. Broad Street, with the Buttercross at the top and the town wall gatehouse at its foot, is arguably one of the finest. The Grade II listed Feathers Hotel must be one of the most photographed buildings in Shropshire, while the Ludlow Assembly Rooms, built in the 1840s, is now a vibrant arts centre.
Seek out St Laurence's Church, A.E. Housman's final resting place. It's one of Ludlow's many vantage points and from it you can see for miles across the Shropshire Hills.
The market takes place at Castle Square in Ludlow and is the best place to find all your traditional local wares. On the second and fourth Thursday of the month there is also a farmers market selling exquisite local produce.
Ludlow Market Days
Monday: General Market
Wednesday: General Market
Thursday: Local Produce Every 2nd and 4th week
Sunday: Antique & Collectors fair on 1st 3rd week
Ludlow Visitor Information
Visitor Information Centre located in the market square, 01584 875053 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Explore the town with the Ludlow Town Trail guide, available from local outlets.
Market days on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.
Antique & Flea Market 1st and 3rd Sunday of the month.
Farmers' Market 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month.
Ludlow Castle, www.ludlowcastle.com
Ludlow Assembly Rooms, box office Tel 01584 878141 www.ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk
Tel 01584 813665
St. Laurence's Church www.stlaurences.org.uk
For more information on Ludlow including events and guided tours please visit www.ludlow.org.uk