Ludlow "The Perfect Historic Town"
Ludlow Castle & Dinham Bridge

A Town Full of History

A walk through Ludlow's main streets and quiet lanes is to walk through over 900 years of history. 

Ludlow's History
Broad Steet, Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

The construction of the Ludlow Castle started around 1085, 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.

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The Inner Bailey, Ludlow Castle
Broadgate, Ludlow
The Buttercross, Ludlow

Shropshire Hills

Situated on the edge of The Shropshire Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Ludlow is the perfect base to explore this glorious area.

Things To Do near Ludlow
High Vinnalls, near Ludlow

Enjoy the View

With many beautiful buildings and fantastic views, Ludlow is a great place for a stroll.

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Ludlow viewed from Whitcliffe
Market Steet, Ludlow


Downton: A Successful Experiment

Downton: A Successful Experiment

Downton: A Successful Experiment

Start Date: Monday, 19 March 2018
End Date: Monday, 19 March 2018
Time: 7pm for 7.30pm
Type of Event: Talk for Friends of Ludlow Museum
Venue: Ludlow Museum Resource Centre
Corve Street


The subject of this illustrated talk by Barney Rolfe-Smith is Richard Payne Knight and the house and garden he built in 1772 at Downton. He considered it a successful experiment - Do we agree? During this talk, using many images from artists and photographs you will be able to judge for yourself. As well as a booklet on Bringewood Forge and the Downton Walks, Barney has produced the books Fishing in Time, the History of the Leintwardine Fishing Club, Colonel John Colvin and A Gilded Cage - Lucien Bonaparte. His latest book is Downton Gorge - Richard Payne Knight's Secret Garden.

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