An English market town on the Welsh border, Ludlow is small, landlocked and remote. Yet it has more listed buildings than anywhere else its size in Britain; with over 100 independent shops and market traders in the town centre and local food oozing out of restaurant and cafe menus; plus a fairytale castle, which was once the capital of Wales.
Ludlow certainly has something to offer every day of the year, with markets most days of the week, major festivals which treble the size of the local population and specialist events showcasing arts, food culture and the great outdoors. The entrepreneurial sprit of local businesses and event organisers is inexhaustible, a glimpse at the town's busy events calendar is proof alone.
Ludlow is a town that has developed a way that makes its high street viable in the twenty first century, whilst other towns limp along with empty shops and tiresome chain brands littering their streets. This town packs a punch way above its size, make sure you make time to visit this outstanding town of physical beauty, versatility and old English charm.