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Ludlow - well preserved medieval town

This small market town in Shropshire between Shrewsbury and Hereford has a high number of Listed Buildings with many examples of medieval half-timbered buildings. Close to the border with Wales, Ludlow has an 11th century castle overlooking the river and town walls constructed in the 13th century encircling the centre.

  • The medieval centre of LudlowThe historic centre of Ludlow

A fashionable social centre in the 18th and 19th centuries, Ludlow gained some streets of elegant Georgian houses. Its major industry of glove making reached a peak in 1814. Nowadays, Ludlow is a centre for country-related activities in the good walking country of the Welsh Marches. It is renowned for its choice of high quality restaurants.

Ludlow is accessible by rail with the station a short walk from the centre. There is a Park and Ride reached from the A49 road.

Holidays in the Ludlow area

Canal BoatLudlow is not far from the Shropshire Union Canal, a large section of the famous Four Counties Ring. See canal holidays on the Four Counties Ring.

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