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Historic Buildings

Historic Buildings

Ludlow boasts around 500 listed buildings. The centre of the town is an amazing concentration of architectural heritage, with buildings from different eras rubbing shoulders with one another. Apart from the diversity of this built environment, Ludlow is also unique in that many of the buildings are in regular, commercial use - you can admire and enjoy them from the inside, as well as from the street.Broad Street, with the Buttercross at the top and the town wall gatehouse at its foot, is arguably one of the country's finest streets. St Laurence's Church, one of England's Greater Churches, is a jewel in the town's architectural crown. With over 60,000 visitors a year, its soaring perpendicular style is awe inspiring causing many to gasp as they enter. There are fine collections of medieval glass and stunning 15th century misericords and from the tower, the magnificent views have been immortalised by Housman's poetry. The Grade I listed Feathers Hotel must be one of the most-photographed buildings in Shropshire, while the Assembly Rooms, built in the 1840s and now a vibrant arts centre, must be one of the most visited.