Nine Nifty Things To Do In Ludlow

There are many marvelous things to do in and around the market town of Ludlow, but here are a few ideas to whet your apetite

1. Ludlow Castle

Ludlow castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the heart of town.  It became a crown property in 1461 and remained a royal castle for the next 450 years. Today, the castle holds many events including archaeological digs and various festivals including the Food Festival and Medieval Fayre.

Visitors also have the opportunity to stay within the castle walls inside the Castle House, consisting of three self-catering apartments.

2. Feathers Hotel

Ludlow’s landmark historic Feathers Hotel has recently relaunched and continues to operate as an independent hotel with support of the experienced Crest Hotels team.  Guests can enjoy the introduction of a new concept, the addition of a new tea room and a fine dining restaurant. 

Alongside The Feathers Ludlow has many other historically interesting places to stay including self-catering, B&B accommodation. You can find out more on our listings.

3. Ludlow Farm Shop

Formerly known as Ludlow Food Centre, the Farm Shop in Ludlow was established in 2007 with the aim to provide fresh, local, food and drinks. 80% of the produce sold at Ludlow Farm is either made on their premises or sourced from Shropshire and the surrounding counties of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Powys. 

4. Ludlow Race Club

Ludlow Racecourse is a popular attraction in Ludlow. With frequent meets throughout the year and various additional events including antique fairs, toy sales and auctions, it really is at the heart of the community within Ludlow. You can apply for membership at the course which entitles you to exclusive access to the Ludlow Club Room.  

5. Mortimer Forest 

A stunning forest on the Shropshire/Herefordshire border, near to Ludlow. It boasts beautiful scenery and is the perfect place for walking the dog, cycling, running or simply having a picnic.  The forest provides spectacular views of the Shropshire countryside. 

6. Ludlow Brewing Company

The award-winning Ludlow Brewery is located in a specially converted railway shed, tucked behind Ludlow’s railway station.  The Brewery produces high quality real ales for pubs, bars and restaurants throughout Shropshire, you can also enjoy a pint on the site.

7. Shopping

Ludlow is famed for its wide range of independent shops, a browse around will guarantee goodies that you won't find anywhere else from fabulous frocks, homewares, household goods, gifts and more. Many of which are locally sourced and ethically traded.

8. Fabulous Food.

Whilst Ludlow can no-longer boast a Michelin starred restaurant we are not short of foodie delights. So whether catering for a picnic, a light lunch, cosy pub grub or fine dining you'll have plenty to choose from. Check out our listings for more suggestions on where to eat.

9. St Laurences Church.

Originally built in 1199, St Laurence's is the second largest Parish Church in England and has many interesting features such as the famous misericords, stained glass, woodwork and monuments. The hexagonal South Porch is one of only three in the country and the views from the tower are worth the climb.


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