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Travel Guide to holidays in... Ludlow, Shropshire, England

Described by John Betjeman as “the loveliest town in England”, this Shropshire market town is situated close to the Welsh border, in the delightful hilly countryside known as the Welsh Marches. Nestled on a cliff above the River Teme, and beneath the Clee Hills, the town is home to over 500 listed buildings, which include some superb examples of mediaeval and Tudor half-timbered buildings. The parish church, St Laurence Church, is the largest in the county, and it is also the custodian of the ashes of A.E. Housman, the poet who wrote “A Shropshire Lad”.

Ludlow came into existence after Ludlow Castle was started in 1086, and the castle’s varied architecture reflects its long history. Originally a Norman Fortress, it was extended over the centuries to become a fortified Royal Palace. Open to visitors, it is now the host of many of the towns events and festivals throughout the year. Milton’s “Comus” was first performed in the Great Hall here in 1634, and the tradition is continued each summer when a play is performed in the open air as part of the Ludlow Arts Festival.

The town centre is thriving, with a market, speciality food shops, inns and restaurants. Ludlow has made a name as a centre for gastronomy, and every September the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival takes place. This three-day event allows local, small producers to show and sell their wares.

Other attractions in the area include: Ludlow Museum, which provides a history of the town; Stokesay Court, a Victorian country house built by Christian evangelist and philanthropist, John Derby Allcroft; The Ludlow Assembly Rooms, an arts and cinema centre, presenting live music, theatre, films, comedy and talks; Ludlow Leisure Centre, with swimming pool and fitness suites; Berrington Hall, a classic English country house; Acton Scott Historic Working Farm; Mickey Millers Family Play Barn; and Westhope College Gardens.

Other places located within a few miles of Ludlow include Leominster, Wall-Under-Heywood, Tenbury Wells, Craven Arms, and Bucknell. Follow the links to find holiday cottages and lets available in this area on Go2, or view the surrounding area on the map below.

Peaceful, uncrowded and still largely devoted to farming, this is one of England’s most unspoilt counties, as you’ll discover during a break in one of our holiday cottages in Shropshire. Take a walk on the Long Mynd a dramatic ridge which stands high over the landscape, then pop in to the small village of Church Stretton which nestles in the valley below for a hearty tea.

The county town of Shrewsbury sits on a hill almost completely surrounded by a loop in the river Severn. Here you’ll find Elizabethan timber-framed buildings and handsome Georgian terraces. Shropshire even has its own centre of gastronomy in the charming town of Ludlow, which boasts a number of Michelin starred restaurants as well as a profusion of specialist food shops. The splendid Norman castle at Ludlow is also well worth a visit, as is nearby Stokesay Castle, both within a short drive of our holiday cottages in Shropshire.

Seeing Shropshire today it’s hard to believe it was actually the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. You can see where it all started at Ironbridge Gorge. Don’t miss Blists Hill, which recreates life at the turn of the twentieth century.

Read more about Ludlow at Wikipedia, or... Find holiday cottages and lets in Ludlow with Go2.

Map of Ludlow

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Accommodation in Ludlow

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What to Visit and Where to Eat in Ludlow

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Hungry? For great restaurants and cafes in Ludlow pay the following sites a visit...

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Sugarvine - UK Restaurant Guide

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If you like walking then be sure to visit the following site before heading off to Ludlow...

Walks Around Britian

Walks Around Britain - Britain's only walking website with video walks. Walking routes, maps, information and more about walking in Britain - on DVD and Blu-ray too.

Finally, if you're packing your cycles and want to find some great routes in the Ludlow area then... - should have all the information you'll need. As well as cycle routes this site is also packed with information, guides, a store and its own forums.

The Weather in Ludlow

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How to Get There - Your Transport Travel Guide to Ludlow

Transport tavel guide to Ludlow

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Travelling to or from Ireland? Don't forget the ferry! Not only does it give you the freedom of taking your own car but it provides a superb experience of travelling by sea and exploring the coastline. With convenient routes between Holyhead and Dublin, or Pembroke and Rosslare, we recommend Irish Ferries for great, low-cost, transport. They are the leading Irish ferry company and provide both an excellent service, and excellent prices.

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