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Getting to Ludlow

Getting to Ludlow

By Road

Ludlow is situated on the A49 approximately half way between Shrewsbury and Hereford, Sat Nav to the town centre is SY8 1AS. From Birmingham head west on the A456 through Kidderminster. From the M5 leave at junction 3, from the north, and continue on the A456, or junction 6 from the south and follow the A449 and A456.

By Rail

The Marches Line has hourly through services between Manchester and Cardiff, supplemented by regular through services from Chester and the North Wales Coast. Almost all trains stop at Ludlow. There are good connections at Crewe & Manchester from the North, at Shrewsbury from Birmingham and the Midlands and at Hereford & Newport (South Wales) from London and The South. Ludlow's train station is a few minutes' walk from the town centre or to save your legs the 701 town bus service passes every 30 minutes during the day-the stop for town is by the Tesco supermarket.For times and fares, contact National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (24hrs) or visit the Arriva Trains Wales website or to plan your journey to Ludlow from anywhere in the UK visit the Journey Planner section on

By Bus

There are regular bus services from Shrewsbury, No. 435 (Mon - Sat), Hereford, No. 492 (Daily) and Kidderminster 292 (Mon-Sat).Traveline 0871 2002233 for more information.New for 2012, from April 7th until the end of September the Shuttle will run between Much Wenlock, Acton Scott and Church Stretton and is named The Wenlock Wanderer.Discover the famed Wenlcok Edge, through ancient woodland and on to the majestic Stretton Hills and the Long Mynd. The Shuttle operates every weekend and Bank Holiday Monday.See for more information.A cheap and efficient Park and Ride bus service (702, 703, 704) operates from the Eco Park, Sheet Road. The Park & Ride car park at the Eco Park is well signposted from the A49 to Ludlow.The buses run to and from the town centre frequently from Monday to Saturday, there is no Sunday or evening service.

By Bike

Ludlow is on the Six Castles Cycleway (National Cycle Route 44) and cycle parking is available at locations around the town centre.For out of town cycle rides and a Ludlow Walking and Cycling map go to the Travel Shropshire website