Glimpses of Ludlow’s History
Glimpses of Ludlow’s history are on every street corner in the town centre. Ludlow Town Trail is a free, self-guided walking tour that brings us stories
from Ludlow’s 900-year history.
The easy to use town centre map and pull-out guide gives insights into the historic buildings before your eyes. The walking tour takes you to eight different places
in the streets of Ludlow – find out about Ludlow castle, market, burgage plots, the rows, St Laurence Church, the narrows, King Street, the Bullring, Broad Street, and more.
Free copies are available as part of the Love Ludlow campaign. Pick up your free copy
from Ludlow market and local shops.
Ludlow Museum at the Buttercross will open again soon, hopefully in June: dates will be notified as soon as possible. We hope you enjoyed the series of online talks during lockdown. The final talk in the first series was on Catherine of Aragon, who arrived
in England from Spain in 1501 and brought with her some fabulous new fashions. She is remembered for her needlework, and the introduction of Black Work embroidery from her Spanish court dress. The style is typified by meandering scrollwork on cuffs and
collars. We are lucky enough to have a wonderful example of one of Catherine’s dresses at the Buttercross. The dress was repurposed as a religious garment, a Chasuble, after her death. However, the garment still clearly shows Catherine’s embroidery skills.
A second series of local talks is being planned: keep an eye out on Facebook for more details. The Love Ludlow campaign is a partnershipbetween the Town Council, Ludlow Chamber of Trade and local businesses and supported by tourism funding from Shropshire Council.
You will have seen posters and lamp post banners. Look out for the release of the Ludlow Chamber’s new ‘Love Ludlow’ short in May. Keep your eyes open for new visitor orientation panels in the coming months. And enjoy all our wonderful town has to offer, from a riverside amble, cobwebs blown away atop Clee Hill or climbing the ramparts of Ludlow Castle to quiet moments in St Laurence’s Church.
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