Ludlow's commercial heart is clustered around the market square, at the top end of which sits Ludlow Castle. Once a major administrative centre where judges, lawyers and courtiers gathered to run the vast tract of England and Wales known as the Marches, Ludlow Castle is now a Grade I listed historic monument. It proudly stands atop a cliff overlooking the River Teme.
Like most of the listed buildings in Ludlow town, the Castle has been pressed into sympathetic modern use - it remains very much a working building, acting as the town's mediaeval equivalent of the NEC or Olympia. It's the home of annual events, Ludlow Arts Festival with its open air Shakespearean production, the nationally acclaimed Food and Drink Festival, a Medieval Christmas Fayre, a vintage vehicle rally, and the new Food Festival's Spring Event. Find out more about the Ludlow Festivals by clicking here.
Filmed at Ludlow Castle
Faintheart, the first cinema production made with the help of contributions from the online community at MySpace, which was filmed on location at Ludlow Castle in Shropshire.
The film which is produced by Vertigo Films and directed by Vito Rocco is a romantic comedy set in the world of battle re-enactments, about an irresponsible guy who has to shape up in order to win back his wife.
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