Welcome to our Ludlow Pages

Richard lived in Ludlow back in the late 1960's and his brother Philip was born in the town. We often go back to visit this lovely place.

Dinham Bridge & Ludlow Castle

Looking up at the Castle from Dinham Bridge

An Historic Market Town
Situated on the River Teme in the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches, its medieval street pattern survives almost intact, along with many ancient properties including a magnificent ruined castle and one of the largest parish churches in England. There are over 500 listed buildings in the town.

Ludlow Castle   Ludlow Castle viewed from Whitcliffe

Ludlow Castle is one of the most interesting castles in the Welsh Marches. It is 900 years old and features examples of architecture from the Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. Its long history includes associations with some of the greatest families in the land.

Ludlow Street Market

Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, markets are held every Monday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year, with Wednesday markets from April to September, with Christmas markets on Wednesdays in December.

The market is held on Castle Square, in the heart of the town centre, where you will find over forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and local crafts


Crafts in Ludlow

Ludlow is the  home to a wide range of highly skilled and respected craft workers, who maintain a tradition of tastefully designed, well made items of jewellery, pottery, textiles and furniture. Many craftworkers have workshops in the town, or display their work in local shops, galleries and on the street market.

Ludlow Castle


 Broad Street


Broad Street


There are also many craft fairs and markets throughout the year at which local craft workers display and sell their wares. The highlight of the year for crafts is the Ludlow Festival of Crafts, which takes place on the May Bank Holiday weekend in the Outer Bailey of the Castle.

Ludlow Museum
The museum on Castle Street has exhibitions telling the story of Ludlow from the building of the castle and the establishment of the town, through medieval prosperity and political intrigue, to fashionable Ludlow of the 18th century. Also `Reading The Rocks': a celebration of Ludlow's contribution to international geology.

The parish church is one of the largest in the country. It was mostly re-built in the mid-15th century but some earlier features survive. There are fine misericords and stained glass. The poet A.E. Housman, author of 'A Shropshire Lad', is commemorated in the churchyard. 

Further information about the church and its activities can be found on the
St Laurence's.

Local Walks
Ludlow is surrounded by ideal countryside for walking. Walks from the town lead out to forests and farmland; the Shropshire Hills are a short bus or car ride away. Ludlow is at the start of the Mortimer Trail, a long-distance path to Kington on the Herefordshire/Wales border.