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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:

Shopping

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 www.blackbough.co.uk

Bindery Shop, 5 Bull Ring – unique products inspired by more than 500 years of bookbinding and printing trevorlloyd.co.uk/thebinderyshop

Rickards, 6-7 Bull Ring – Ironmongers for over 500 years www.rickardsofludlow.co.uk

Period House Shop, 141 Corve Street – period details to complete your home www.periodhouseshops.com

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

Oska Ludlow, 2 Castle Street – timeless German label uk.oska.com

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 www.twenty-twenty.co.uk

Bebb Fine Art, 1 Church Street – works of art from 1900 to the present day www.bebbfineart.co.uk

Rowles Fine Art, 53 Mill Street -19th – 21st century British and European art www.rowlesfineart.co.uk

Restaurants

Green Café, Mill on the Green – delicious food in a delightful setting overlooking the River Teme www.thegreencafe.co.uk

The Cliffe at Dinham, Dinham – restaurant with rooms serving modern British food www.thecliffeatdinham.co.uk

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

Parkway, 6 Corve Street – a taste of Spain www.parkwayrestaurant.co.uk

Bistro 7, 7 Corve Street – homemade food and friendly service www.bistro7ofludlow.co.uk

Mortimers, 17 Corve Street – a touch of luxury with modern British/French food in a beautiful restaurant www.mortimersludlow.co.uk

French Pantry, 15 Tower Street – French food with plenty of charm www.thefrenchpantry.co.uk

Fishmore Hall, Fishmore Road – luxurious rooms and an innovative menu www.fishmorehall.co.uk

Local attractions

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

Ludlow Castle – a fine medieval ruined castle in the heart of Ludlow www.ludlowcastle.com

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 www.english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/stokesay-castle

Berrington Hall
A beautiful Georgian mansion which sits within ‘Capability’ Brown’s final garden and landscape www.nationaltrust.org.uk/berrington-hall

Croft Castle
Croft Castle sits deep within the Herefordshire countryside and is surrounded by 1500 acres of historic woodland, farm and parkland www.nationaltrust.org.uk/croft-castle-and-parkland