Famous for its culinary excellence, Ludlow is the food capital of Shropshire and once boasted more Michelin starred restaurants than any other town across the country.
Ludlow’s Farm Shop is renowned across the country and boasts a unique food shopping experience providing the finest selection of Shropshire food. Ludlow also boasts a racecourse which holds multiple meets per year as well as an 18-hole golf course.
Ludlow is a beautiful market town surrounded by beautifully built Georgian half-timbered buildings. There has been a market running in the town for over 700 years, the farmers market is held monthly with other unique markets including a flea market every other Sunday throughout Spring, Summer and Autumn.
Shropshire County Hotels and Inn’s provide the best Shropshire experience, no matter where you plan to visit. Our Ludlow-based Hotels, the Old Downton Lodge and Fishmore Hall are the leading hotels in Ludlow and offer luxurious stays. The Old Downton Lodge is a traditional country lodge with a 5 star AA restaurant packed with exceptional food and wine it is the perfect escape chalet designed to provide a tranquil atmosphere. Fishmore Hall is a 15 bed hotel with both fine dining and bistro restaurants and a small rural spa with treatment rooms, sauna, steam room and outdoor hot tub.
One of Ludlow’s greatest qualities is its ample range of individualistic shops, most of which are family owned businesses selling food, clothing, delicatessens, antiques, art, books and many other specialist products. Ludlow’s combination of both independent vintage shops and national retailers make it the perfect leisurely day out.
As with all towns located in Shropshire, Ludlow is a picturesque town, and is best explored on foot. Enjoy a summer walk around the castle or down by the river at Dinham Bridge or Ludford Bridge.
Don’t miss out on Ludlow’s range of festivals near the castle, fairs and carnivals. These include The Spring Festival, Ludlow’s famous Food and Drink Festival and the Medieval Christmas Fayre. Stay at the Old Downton Lodge, Fishmore Hall or surrounding Shropshire County Hotels and Inns to secure your perfect night and enjoy all that the Ludlow festival has to offer.
Adding to its captivating history is Ludlow Castle, a magnificent piece of architecture featuring work of the Norman, Medieval and Tudor period. The construction of Ludlow Castle commenced in 1086 and stands tall above the River Teme. Only a short distance from one of the luxurious Shropshire County Inns, don’t’ miss a chance to explore Ludlow’s Castle.
Sandwiched between Shrewsbury and Hereford on the A49, Ludlow holds easy access to a number or towns across Shropshire, Mid Wales and Herefordshire. Shropshire County Hotels and Inns recommend a weekend away to Ludlow if you’re looking for a peaceful escape from reality.
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