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Ludlow is a major regional gourmet capital and foodie destination with everything you could want and more in a traditional market town, set in beautiful countryside in Shropshire near the Welsh Marches.

Food markets, festivals and trails, specialist food shops such as cheese shops, delis, butchers’ shops with local game and meat, a Farmer’s Market and dining from great cafes to Michelin-starred restaurants. Close to town is the Ludlow Farmshop.

At the centre is Ludlow Castle, built in 1086 with the town spreading out around it and down to the River Teme. There are more than 450 listed buildings in Ludlow include the photogenic Feathers Hotel.

Walking, cycling, touring, sightseeing are the things to enjoy around Ludlow and visit amazing Stokesay Castle and Croft Castle. The Shropshire Hills beckon to the North with Church Stretton the National Trusts’ Carding Mill Valley, the stunning Long Mynd Plateau and rugged Stiperstones ridge.

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Shropshire Hills

Croft Castle

Parkland and a hillfort

Ludlow Brewing Company

Beer and bites

Ludlow Castle

Mighty medieval ruins

Ludlow Farmshop

Local produce, gifts, cafe (b,l; £)

Ludlow Food Festival

Celebrating deliciousness!

Stokesay Castle

Drop dead gorgeous

Text © Alison Plummer

Image by Photo by Alison Plummer