Ludlow is a thriving market town boasting around 500 listed buildings. The centre of the town is an amazing concentration of architectural heritage including, Ludlow Castle, which is now a Grade I listed historic monument, proudly standing on a cliff overlooking the River Teme.
There are also nearly 500 listed buildings in the town as well as the local market and an impressive number of independent specialist food shops: three butchers, four bakers, a cheese shop, chocolate shop, delicatessen, whole food shops, organic food shops... all selling products of the highest quality, much of which is sourced locally. Ludlow Food Centre is a fantastic shopping experience and 50% of their products are made on the premises.
Held in Ludlow every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday
with specialist markets most Thursdays and Sundays from March 26th
Ludlow Local Produce Market -
A farmers' market selling a wide variety of locally produced food, drink and land-based products.
It's on the Castle Square, Ludlow on the second and fourth Thursdays of every month.
JUL 13th & 27th | AUG 10th & 24th | SEP 14th & 28th | OCT 12th & 26th| NOV 9th & 23rd | DEC 14th & 21st
24th & 25th November 2018
Ludlow Medieval Christmas Fayre
11th & 12th May 2019
Ludlow Spring Festival
Celebrating great local beers, bangers, bread - and much more!
9th July 2019
Ludlow Green Festival
Walks, talks, workshops and tours, and incorporates the Green Fair. greenfestival
13th -15th September 2019
Ludlow Food Festival
Over 160 food and drink exhibitors, free talks and demos from top chefs, artisan producers and food experts, children's entertainment and much more. foodfestival
Ludlow has deservedly earned its reputation for producing some of the best food and drink in the country.
In Ludlow itself you will find many independent, specialist food shops: butchers, bakers, cheese shop, chocolate shop, delicatessens, whole food shop, organic food shop. There are also several excellent farm shops in the surrounding area – and, of course, Ludlow Food Centre, situated in Bromfield, two miles or so north of Ludlow on the A49.
There are so many great places to eat out in Ludlow ... here are just a few...
CSONS at the Green Cafe
The Charleton Arms
The Cliffe at Dinham
The Church Inn
Shapla Indian Restaurant
Smoke House & Cicchetti Bar
The Blue Boar
The French Pantry
The Wheatsheaf Inn
Koo Japanese Restaurant
National Trust, English Heritage & Woodland Trust & more:
Ludlow Castle (3 miles)
Croft Castle (6 miles)
Wigmore Castle (6 miles)
Berrington Hall (7 miles)
Queenswood (8 miles)
Hampton Court Castle & Gardens (10 miles)
Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre (14 miles)
Stokesay Castle (17 miles)
Wenlock Edge (18 miles)
Brockhampton Estate (21 miles)
Carding Mill Valley (22 miles)
Ironbridge (31 miles)
Attingham Park (36 miles)
Powis Castle (38 miles)
Outdoor Family Fun:
Small Breeds Farm Park & Owl Centre (18 miles)
Acton Scott Historic Working Farm (18 miles)
Rays Farm (20 miles)
West Midland Safari Park (25 miles)
Little Owl Farm Park (28 miles)
Indoor Family Fun:
Ludlow Swimming Pool (4 miles)
Monkey Mania (3 miles)
Mickey Millers Play Barn (15 miles)
Hereford Leisure Centre (21 miles)
Horse Riding (4 miles)
Horse Riding (13 miles)
Go Karting (15 miles)
Ten Pin Bowling (12 miles)
Woodland activity days at Oakerwood Leisure (6 miles) -
Paintballing, Quad Biking, Target Shooting, High Ropes (minimum group 8)
Ludlow Manor House (0 miles)!
Ludlow Golf Club (7 miles)
The Grove Golf Club (12 miles)
Kington Golf Club (18 miles)
Catering - Melissa Rees from Milly's Menus will come and cook for you in the Manor House. Melissa will cook for you, serve you and clear up! Perfect! Melissa loves to vary her menus drawing on her knowledge of the changing seasons and the best produce available at the time.
Mobile Beautician - Local beautician Rhian Waters will come out to the Manor House and offers a range of pampering services: Waxing, Tinting, Make up, Tanning, Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Swedish Massage and Hot Stone Massage.
Tel: 01568 780485 or 07881 290080.
Laser Clay Shooting - An activity that can be enjoyed by everybody aged 8yrs and over. If you fancy taking part in this hi-tec electronic version of the country sport of Clay Pigeon Shooting, you can do so in the Manor House Gardens - simply get in touch with www.laserclayz.co.uk