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Things to Do in Ludlow

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! For a full list of Events in Ludlow click here.

Below is a list of some of the attractions 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.

Ludlow Castle

The impressive ruins of the castle occupy the oldest part of Ludlow. 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 Tudor periods.

Click here for more information about Ludlow Castle.

St Laurence's Parish Church

Dominating the town centre is the exceptionally fine 15th-century parish church of St. Laurence, with its 41m (135ft) elegant tower, wonderfully carved misericords and stained glass windows. The church reflects the town's prosperity as a centre of the wool trade.

Click here for more information about St Laurence's Church

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Ludlow Museum

Ludlow Museum is currently closed and being redeveloped. It will reopen in a new location in the Buttercross in the centre of Ludlow in Spring 2015.

For details and opening times please visit Ludlow Museum Web Site

Ludlow Museum housed at Ludlow Assembly Rooms

Ludlow Millennium Green

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.

Please visit our Ludlow Millennium Green page

Millennium Green

Golf in Ludlow

There are two golf courses within 2 miles of Ludlow.

Ludlow Golf Club is an 18 hole course, which welcome visiting golfers who have a current handicap certificate.

Elm Lodge Golf Course is a friendy 9 hole, par 3, pay and play course on the edge of Ludlow.

Ludlow Golf Club
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Ludlow Leisure Centre

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.

For more information please visit the Ludlow Leisure Centre web site

Ludlow Leisure Centre
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Ludlow Races

Ludlow Racecourse is 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.

Please visit our Ludlow Racecourse page for more details

The Grandstand at Ludlow Racecourse
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Ludlow 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.

For more information on Ludlow Walks please visit our Walking page

Information Board at Caynham Camp
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Cycling Around Ludlow

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.

For more information on Cycling in south Shropshire and Ludlow visit our cycling page

Ludlow Castle and St Laurences Church in the Distance viewed from Halton Lane
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Ludlow Town Tours

Guided tours of the medieval town centre of Ludlow are available every Saturday, Sunday and Bank Holiday from Easter until the end of October.Tours cost £3 per person; children free, and last about 90 minutes.

The Meeting Point is at the cannon outside the Castle at 2.30 pm. They introduce visitors to: the history; the architecture; life in Ludlow over the centuries. Special Tours for small or large groups are available at any reasonable time of day, and can be booked with Roger Furniss at 01584 874205 or

The Castle Entrance is the Starting Point for Ludlow Town Tours

Ludlow Library

The Ludlow Library and Museum Resource Centre is 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 is available adjacent to the entrance. As well as a wide range of books, publications and DVDs internet and Wifi access is available.

For more information please visit Ludlow Libraries Web site

Ludlow Library
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Monkey Mania

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.

For more information please visit Monkey Mania web site

Monkey Mania, indoor softplay in Ludlow

Stokesay Court

A guided tour of Stokesay Court offers a unique opportunity to see a virtually untouched Late Victorian interior. Set in stunning countryside with wide ranging views just outside Ludlow, the house was the location for the film "Atonement", with decor and artefacts from the film on display throughout the house and gardens. Visitors are welcome to explore the grounds following the tour.

For more information please visit Stokesay Court website

Stokesay Court

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This page is intended to be a useful guide to visitors or residents of Ludlow. Inclusion in the list is not a recommendation nor should it be taken as a sign of approval. The Ludlow Website accept no responsibility for the accuracy of the data or for the individual establishments. For availabilty, prices or opening times please check with the establishment directly.

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