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Historic Interest

Historic Interest

Ludlow was an ancient settlement, part of the large manor of Stanton, although it was not recorded in the Domesday Book in 1086. The castle was probably erected before 1086, by Walter de Lacy, built as a defence against the Welsh. In the 12th Century Ludlow, the name meaning 'lud' the loud waters and 'low' a tumulus, successfully developed as a centre for wool trade and cloth manufacturing, with mills built along the River Teme. This prosperity is reflected in the size and opulence of the Parish Church of St. Laurence.

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Ludlow Castle

A romantic ruin with evidence of the changes made by each resident throughout its history; guide books and audio guides will fuel your imagination. Guided tours for 20+ Season tickets and Year Round Events. Open Daily Mid February - End December

Castle Square, Ludlow SY8 1AY

01584 873355

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Berrington Hall

Created as the perfect house in the perfect setting, Berrington Hall has many secrets for visitors to uncover. See how the servants moved around the house unseen by the family and guests on a below stairs tour. Enjoy parkland walks, a walled garden, shop, tearoom and year round events. Open daily until the 1st November.

near Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 0DW

01568 615721

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Croft Castle

Croft Castle has been a home to the Croft family for nearly 1,000 years. Uncover the history of Croft during the First World War and play traditional games and dress up in a family room. Relax in the walled garden or walk through miles of beautiful parkland. castle play area, natural play area, tea-room and shop. Open daily until 1st November

Yarpole, Leominster, Herefordshire HR6 9PW

01568 780246

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St. Laurence's Church

Five star rating 'The Church is worthy of the status, the 'cathedral of the Marches' Simon Jenkins - England's Thousand Best Churches.

off King Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN

01584 872073

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Ludlow Museum

Opening late Summer 2015. To find out about Ludlow's geology, archaelogy and history, visit Ludlow heritage Interpretation Centre & Museum at the Buttercross. Find us at the top of Broad Street.

Braod Street, Ludlow SY8 1AW

015584 813665

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