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About Ludlow

A beautiful market town situated in the very heart of the Marches, in the south of Shropshire close to the borders of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Wales.


Ludlow has a well deserved reputation for food due to the quality of the produce made in the area, its award winning bakers, butchers sourcing local meat. Some of the chefs who have made their names here have gone on to win international acclaim.

Shopping in town is abundant thanks to the unusually high number of independent shops found thriving in the streets of the town. The town has more listed buildings than anywhere else of the same size in the uk and the pinnacles of the architecture here are the medieval castle and St Laurence’s Church – the ‘cathedral of the Marches’.


The beautiful town of Ludlow is full of history.


Discover Ludlow

There are masses of local attractions and sources for more information – here are a few of our favourites:

Tourist Information Centre
Castle Square, Ludlow, Shropshire SY8 1AS. Tel: 01584 875053

This is the largest and most well established website about Ludlow.

Ludlow Guide
Ludlow Guide is an annual publication supported by a website that gives information about places to shop and dine in ludlow.
Visit the Ludlow Gude

Ludlow Castle

The beautiful medieval Castle which stands to the west of Ludlow Town Centre.
Visit Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Assembly Rooms

The Assembly Rooms is South Shropshire's excellent arts centre. It runs a lively programme of comedy, music and theatre and has a cinema.
Visit the Assembly Rooms

St Laurences Church
Also known as the Cathedral of the Marches, St Laurences was built over 800 years ago and attracts over 50,000 visitors a year.
Visit St Laurences Church


Ludlow has nearly 500 listed buildings