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Coaches are Welcome

Coaches are Welcome

We welcome coach parties in Ludlow. There is plenty to do and see in the town centre, all a short walk from our recommended drop off point outside the Visitor Information Centre at Ludlow Assembly Rooms (SY8 1AZ). Within a five minute walk you can visit the stunning Ludlow Castle and St Laurence’s Church described as the cathedral of the Marches. Ludlow is an attractive market town with an award winning market , trading every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday with specialist markets most Thursdays (Local Produce Market every 2nd and 4th Thursday) and Sundays (Antique & Collectors Market 1st and 3rd Sunday). The market square is surrounded by streets of small independent shops, plenty of cafes and restaurants and charming views of the surrounding countryside.

Events and Town Tours

For dates of specific markets and festivals please see the Calendar of Events publication. The key festivals are the Ludlow Food Festival, Ludlow Spring Festival and the Ludlow Medieval Fayre.

There are guided tours that depart 2.30pm from the cannon outside the Castle, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays, from Friday 25th March to Sunday October 30th. Extra weekday tours available Spring Bank Holiday 31st May – 3rd June, no tours during food festivals or May Fair weekend. £3.00 per adult, children free. For special tours on any other dates for any size group contact: 01584 874205 or email: furniss@phonecoop.coop

Where to Park

After you have dropped off your coach party you can find dedicated coach parking at Smithfield car park (SY8 1RT) a short distance away. We always have free copies of the ‘Ludlow Guide’ which list things to do, places to shop and eat in Ludlow, with a map in the centre pages for ease of use. These are always available in the foyer of the Visitor Information Centre at Ludlow Assembly Rooms where you drop off your passengers.

Coach Drivers’ Free Lunch

There are vouchers which entitle coach drivers to a free lunch and refreshments at a local cafe ‘Castle Lodge Buttery’, Castle Square (SY8 1AY). For coach drivers to claim their free lunch they will need to collect a voucher from the box office at the Ludlow Assembly Rooms where they drop off their passengers.

The best routes to arrive in Ludlow in a coach, and to coach parking.

From the South

Enter Ludlow at the first roundabout on the A49 (by the Squirrel pub) via Sheet Rd. Follow this road down the hill, under the low railway bridge (13’3”), then take the second left into Weeping Cross Lane, before the Smithfield Car Park. Continue into Temeside and turn right at the T-junction up Old St. At the traffic lights at the top of the hill, Bull Ring, turn sharp left into King St, round the narrow dog-leg into High St and Castle Sq. Turn left into Mill St and the coach drop-off and pick-up point is on the left (SY8 1AZ).

From the North

Turn off the A49 at the slip onto Bromfield Rd, then straight on via Coronation Ave to Corve St. At the second traffic lights at the top the hill, Bull Ring, turn right into King St, round the narrow dog-leg into High St and Castle Sq. Turn left into Mill St and the coach drop-off and pick-up point is on the left (SY8 1AZ).

From the East

From Clee Hill on the A4117, go straight over the roundabout and onto Henley Rd. Turn left at the mini roundabout onto Gravel Hill, then right at the traffic lights, down Station Drive and past the railway station. At the traffic lights turn left onto Corve St. At the traffic lights at the top the hill, Bull Ring, turn right into King St, round the narrow dog-leg into High St and Castle Sq. Turn left into Mill St and the coach drop-off and pick-up point is on the left (SY8 1AZ).

To get to and from the Coach park from the drop off point

To get to your coach parking space in Smithfield Car Park (SY8 1RT) continue down Mill St and follow the bend round to the left into Bell Lane, then cross Broad St into Brand Lane. At the T-junction turn right into Old St and at the bottom of the hill turn left into Temeside, continue into Weeping Cross Lane. Turn left at the T-junction onto Lower Galdeford, then the car park is immediately on your left.

Return to your pick-up point in Mill St via Weeping Cross Lane, onto Temeside and turn right at the T-junction up Old St. At the traffic lights at the top of the hill, Bull Ring, turn sharp left into King St, round the narrow dog-leg into High St and Castle Sq. Turn left into Mill St and the coach drop-off and pick-up point is on the left (SY8 1AZ).