The Ludlow English Song Weekend


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Ludlow is a popular destination for visitors. Set in one of the most beautiful corners of England, steeped in history, and surrounded by breathtaking and unspoilt scenery, it is the perfect destination for a weekend escape. As if that weren’t enough, Ludlow is home to some of the UK’s finest restaurants and pubs, a bustling market, art galleries and potteries, and a thriving cultural calendar. There are many fine places to stay, too.

If you would like a comprehensive guide to all Ludlow has to offer then visit:

Here are a few of our recommendations:


Get away from the humdrum uniformity of most High Streets and while away some time in the many independents in Ludlow.

Black Bough, 2 Castle Street – beautifully designed and well-made products

Bindery Shop, 5 Bull Ring – unique products inspired by more than 500 years of bookbinding and printing

Rickards, 6-7 Bull Ring – Ironmongers for over 500 years

Period House Shop, 141 Corve Street – period details to complete your home

Holloways of Ludlow, 140 Corve Street – simple, modern and classic design for the home

Oska Ludlow, 2 Castle Street – timeless German label

Marches Pottery, 45 Mill Street – distinctive stylish pieces, beautifully displayed Tel: 01584 878 413

Twenty Twenty Gallery, 4 Quality Square – modern and contemporary British art and craft

Bebb Fine Art, 1 Church Street – works of art from 1900 to the present day

Rowles Fine Art, 53 Mill Street -19th – 21st century British and European art


Green Café, Mill on the Green – delicious food in a delightful setting overlooking the River Teme

The Cliffe at Dinham, Dinham – restaurant with rooms serving modern British food

Pizza Ten, 2B Quality Square – artisan pizzas and more besides Tel: 01584 879 450

Parkway, 6 Corve Street – a taste of Spain

Bistro 7, 7 Corve Street – homemade food and friendly service

Mortimers, 17 Corve Street – a touch of luxury with modern British/French food in a beautiful restaurant

French Pantry, 15 Tower Street – French food with plenty of charm

Fishmore Hall, Fishmore Road – luxurious rooms and an innovative menu

Local attractions

St Laurence’s Church, 2 College Street – medieval stained glass, misericords, views from the top of the tower

Ludlow Castle – a fine medieval ruined castle in the heart of Ludlow

The river walk – wonderful views of Ludlow Castle, the Church and Ludlow’s historic town centre

Museums and galleries

Ludlow Museum, Museum at the Buttercross SY8 1AW (open Friday – Sunday) stories of Ludlow’s remarkable history

A little further afield:

Stokesay Castle
One of the finest medieval manor houses in England with stunning views of the Shropshire countryside

Berrington Hall
A beautiful Georgian mansion which sits within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape

Croft Castle
Croft Castle sits deep within the Herefordshire countryside and is surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland