Guided town tours of the medieval centre of Ludlow have been organised for over 40 years by Ludlow Historical Research Group. They aim to interest visitors and locals in the history of the town and at the same time raise money to support further research into Ludlow’s fascinating history.
From March 29th they are offering pre-booked tours for small groups costing £5 per person with children free, and these 90 minute tours can be booked by contacting Roger Furniss 01584 874205 or firstname.lastname@example.org. They hope to start walk-up tours at weekends and during school holidays later in year as Covid rules allow
The tours start outside Ludlow Castle next to the souvenir cannon from the Crimean War. The 90 minute walk includes, Quality Square, St Laurence's churchyard, the Bull Ring, Broad Street, Mill Street and introduces some of the characters who have lived and worked in Ludlow: Walter de Lacy the Norman general, who started the building of the Castle in 1086; Edward 1V; the Princes in the Tower; Catherine of Aragon; Prince Arthur; Lucien Bonaparte; Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, architect of the Iron Bridge; the poet A.E. Houseman, and Adrian Jones, the Ludlow vet's son who designed among other sculptures, the quadriga on the Wellington Monument in London at the corner of Hyde Park.
They are always keen to welcome newcomers to our group of 14 guides and if the predicted boom in tourism this summer materialises they will need some extra help. Please contact Roger as above if you would like to discuss becoming a guide. Most guides lead tours on one or two occasions per month from April to October inclusive with some extra tours during the winter.
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