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Modern Ludlow

The Ludlow of today is often described as the gastronomic capital of Shropshire, and given the quality of the local produce, and high quality restaurants, it’s no surprise this Shropshire town has garnered such a reputation. A lively market town, Ludlow has regular produce, craft, antique, and general markets in its ancient square, along with […]

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Ludlow Gastronomy

Author John Betjeman described Ludlow as “the loveliest town in England”. Perhaps the appeal lies in the 500 listed timber framed or Georgian buildings that litter the town? This would certainly make Ludlow a feast for the eyes, but what has made it a feast for the senses? Ludlow, the Marches, and other nearby areas, […]

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Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle has been described as one of the finest medieval ruins in the country, and it certainly lives up to its name. The ancient castle and grounds cannot be precisely dated, but it is thought some of the earliest work on the site dates back to the 11th century. During its long history the […]

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Ludlow Food Festival

Ludlow Food Festival started life as an idea to promote small and independent food and drink producers, and attract more visitors to Ludlow and its attractions. It was, and still is, run by a group of enthusiastic volunteers, who put on the festival each year in the grounds of Ludlow Castle. The combination of a […]

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Ludlow Races

The land on which Ludlow Racecourse now stands has a long association with horses, with soldiers from Ludlow Castle taking their horses there. There’s also a record of horse racing on the site, which dates back to 1729. Originally used for flat racing, Ludlow Race Course is now a National Hunt Course, and has hosted […]

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History

Walk around Ludlow, a town in South Shropshire, and you’ll quickly get a sense of the town’s history. Ludlow Castle, in its current form, is a good illustration of several different building styles, while the medieval walled town, is also home to over 500 listed buildings. There are plenty of well-maintained medieval or Tudor style […]

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