Ludlow has many things to offer - from walking the streets of this historic town and visiting the castle and St Laurence's Church, to a meal at one of Ludlow's restaurants. Ludlow is also noted for the many events and festivals that take place, from the annual Medieval Christmas Fayre and the famed Ludlow Food and Drink Festival. You will find plenty of things happening.
Below is a list of some of the attractions and activities open to the public in Ludlow. You may also wish to look at our Attractions Near Ludlow page for something in the beautiful surrounding countryside.
The impressive ruins of the castle occupy the oldest part
of Ludlow. The building of the castle started around 1086, with many later
additions in the following two centuries. It is one of the most interesting
castles in the Marches, in a dominant and imposing position high above the
river Teme. It features examples of architecture from the Norman, Medieval and
Ludlow Castle is open to the public from 10am to 4pm, 7 days a week
(except Christmas Day and December & January weekdays).
Saint Laurence’s Church was established as a place of
worship when the Normans founded Ludlow in the late 11th century. It is
situated in the centre of Ludlow on the hill around which the medieval town
The church is the largest parish church in Shropshire and is described as the "cathedral of the Marches". The tower is 135 feet (41 metres) high and commands excellent views of the town and surrounding countryside.
St Laurence's is a Church of England parish church and is an active place of worship and is also open to the public.
The museum contains an interactive environment rich in history while encapsulating the architecture and social history through its town-centre location. The building is prominently located within the historic walled town of Ludlow, forming a key focal point at the head of Broad Street. The Buttercross occupies the main approach to the town centre from the south, forming a pivotal point on the dramatic spatial progression that leads from Ludford Bridge via Broadgate to the Ludlow Castle gates. It reveals the town’s proud architectural heritage to visitors and signposts them to other heritage venues in Ludlow to help visitors get the most from their stay.
The Ludlow Library and Ludlow Museum Resource Centre are
situated at the end of Parkway, Off Corve Street, with a large public car park
accessible from Upper Galdeford and Station Drive. Disabled parking and
provision for bicycles are available adjacents to the entrance.
Ludlow Library holds a wide range of books, publications and DVDs; internet and Wifi access is also available. For more information please visit the Ludlow Library Web site.
The Ludlow Museum Resource Centre, located in the same building as the Library, was designed and built to allow for the long-term care of some of the Museum Service’s most important collections. It provides secure environmentally controlled storage, as well as access to the collections through our education programme. The regular exhibition is displayed in the Foyer.
Ludlow Millennium Green situated by the River Teme and
Dinham Bridge, is a popular destination for locals and visitors.
It is well worth a visit to just sit and relax and feed the ever hungry ducks swimming by. A large green open space is ideal for picnics or soaking up some sun. Nearby is The Linney, a large playing field next to the River Teme with toilets, parking and a childrens play area.
Ludlow and the surrounding south Shropshire countryside
is an ideal cycling area. The beautiful hilly countryside which includes the Shropshire
Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has many quiet country lanes, forest
areas and planned routes to suit cyclists of all abilities.
Ludlow Assembly Rooms is an art centre providing a cinema,
music, and drama.
Ludlow Leisure Centre, at Bromfield Road, provides a range of modern facilities including a sports hall, swimming pool, fitness and health suites, courts for hire and a refreshment area. The centre is open daily.
Ludlow Golf Club is an 18 hole course, which welcomes visiting golfers who have a current handicap certificate.
Monkey Mania is Ludlow’s premier party venue and indoor
soft play centre for children and toddlers. They aim to provide a three-tiered
themed soft play experience and a separate area for toddlers.
Facilities include separate party rooms that will be serviced by an on-site café serving food and barista-quality coffee.
We are proud to be sponsored by Ludlow Races. It's a small friendly National Hunt racecourse, often referred to as "Lovely Ludlow" by Radio 5 Live, it is just 2 miles north of Ludlow. An exciting day out for all race fans.
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