Ludlow (England)

Ludlow is in Shropshire. It is a typical English market town, and has been described as probably the loveliest town in England by Sir John Betjemen.

Get in

There are trains from nearby Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as from further afield including Manchester and Cardiff, or you can get there by car or bus. The town is situated on the A49 road, which bypasses the town. To get to it from the east (for example from Birmingham) you can take the A4117 from Bewdley.

Get around

Ludlow is quite small, and its centre consists of medieval streets, so getting around by foot is suggested, although to visit many of the surrounding areas of beauty and villages, a car will be necessary, as public transport in rural England is generally sporadic.

The town centre is situated on a small hill, but once you're there it's largely flat ground. There is a small car park in the town centre itself, at Castle Street, otherwise there are two larger car parks a short walk away at Upper Galdeford (by the Co-op supermarket) and Lower Galdeford (the old Smithfield). Parking fees apply Monday-Sunday at these car parks and also on-street in the centre. Parking is free between 18:00 and 08:00.



Savour the sights and sounds of a medieval fayre in the glorious setting of Ludlow Castle



Ludlow recently had the highest number of Michelin starred restaurants anywhere in England outside of London. There is only one such restaurant currently in the town - Mr Underhills. Nevertheless, Ludlow is bursting with nice looking places to eat, and probably the most rewarding thing to do is to walk around (it's really not that big) until you find something you fancy. Walking just outside the centre is worth it though, as there's a tiny, but delightful, Japanese restaurant towards the bottom of Old Street, called Koo.


Just like places to eat, Ludlow has many pubs.

Ludlow also has its own brewery, which is open to the public during the day, located close to the town's railway station and Tesco supermarket, off Corve Street.


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