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The market town of Ludlow is a picturesque town on the River Teme, situated to the south of the county of Shropshire in western-central England. Ludlow was described by John Betjeman as 'the loveliest town in England'

The town is dominated by the substantial ruins of Ludlow castle, which stand on a hill above the town, and by its historic walled old-town that runs down to the river below. Ludlow Castle has Norman origins, with later medieval and tudor additions and modifications.

There are numerous buildings and sights of historical interest in Ludlow to enjoy as you explore Ludlow, typically either medieval or Georgian. Interspersed among these is a wide range of shops, cafes and pubs etc making for a lively and busy town centre. The town is especially reputed with food lovers and there are many speciality food shops.

The elaborate half-timbered Feathers Hotel is among the highlights, with a remarkable array of decorative woodwork and windows. Be sure to also stroll along to Dinham Bridge, an old arched stone bridge in a picturesque setting on the river.

The Church of Saint Laurence is also a notable highlight in Ludlow , with 12th century origins and some attractive stained glass windows. Note also the traditional 'misericord' seats (seats designed to provide support to churchgoers during lengthy periods of standing). If open when you visit go up the tower in the church for lovely views across Ludlow and the surrounding Shropshire countryside.

You can find more local travel ideas in the Shropshire Hills guide and the

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Map of Ludlow and places to visit

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