"England's finest market town" - Country Life



Ludlow Castle


Ludlow’s commercial heart is clustered around the market square, at the top end of which sits Ludlow Castle. Once a major administrative centre where judges, lawyers and courtiers gathered to run the vast tract of England and Wales known as the Marches, Ludlow Castle is now a Grade I listed historic monument. It proudly stands atop a cliff overlooking the River Teme.

Like most of the listed buildings in Ludlow town, the Castle has been pressed into sympathetic modern use – it remains very much a working building, acting as the town’s mediaeval equivalent of the NEC or Olympia. It’s the home of annual events, including a vintage vehicle rally in May, an open-air Shakespeare production and festival held each year in June/July, the food festival September is known as the best of its kind in the country, and a Christmas Fayre with a very medieval flavour.