The world-famous garden, overhung with enormous clipped yews, shelters rare and tender plants. Perched on a rock above the garden terraces, the medieval castle contains one of the finest collections in Wales. It was originally built c.1200 by Welsh princes and was subsequently adapted and embellished by generations of Herberts and Clives, who furnished the castle with a wealth of fine paintings and furniture. A beautiful collection of treasures from India is displayed in the Clive Museum
Driving Time: approx 45 Mins
13th & 14th May 2017
Like a beer festival but better!
Over 200 Real Ales; 60+ handpicked local food and drinks exhibitors, free talks and demos, pate and pudding trails, 200 classic cars and a toe tapping music line up – a great weekend
13th August 2017
Enjoy a leisurely walk through the stunning countryside surrounding Ludlow combined with a delicious 5-course meal(each served at a different location) all washed down with a local beverage whilst listening to live music.
8th – 10th September 2017
The Best Food Festival
One of the most respected food festivals in the calendar. Boasting over 180 local food and drink exhibitors, free talks and demonstrations, kids activities, trails & much, much more………
We are offering Afternoon Teas to residents to be booked in advance featuring a choice of teas of a cafeteria of coffee, selection of sandwiches and traditional cakes and pastries served in our dining room. Please contact us for more details
It is fair to say that Ludlow is one of the prettiest towns in Shropshire. Making it a great backdrop for photographs, and it always makes a great day out. Whether you want to get some retail therapy by browsing its smart independent shops – many of which are in charm-filled medieval buildings – or enjoying a meal out in its renowned cafes and restaurants, or taking in one of its famous festivals, You can always expect to enjoy yourself thoroughly.
Of course Ludlow Castle is without doubt this market town’s greatest landmark, and greatly deserves a visit. It is a beautiful structure to simply walk round ad enjoy, while its history is simple fascinating.
The castle can be traced back to the 11th century, around the time of the Norman Conquest. According to www.ludlowcastle.com Walter De Lacy, a trusted member of the household of William FitzOsbern arrived in England with the conquering army of William in 1066. FitszOsbern was rewarded for his loyal part in Williams’s victory with an Earldom over lands in Hereford. After three years of local resistance, FitzOsbern was able to claim his Earldom and planned to keep his new acquisition secure by developing a string of castles along the border of England and Wales.
Thus, Walter de Lacy, FitzOsbern’s second in command seems to have acquired the lands of South Shropshire – and from there, he appears to be linked with the earliest developments around Ludlow Castle. Walter’s sons, the first roger and then hugh, built the earliest surviving parts of the castle, and the de Lacy family retained lordship until the end of the 13th century.
National Trust – Wenlock Edge Events 2016
We’ve got load of different events taking place on Wenlock Edge throughout 2016, please visit web site for details and locations of events.
Wild Wood Adventure Trail
Wood Food Foraging
Wenlock Wild Flowers
Becoming a mammal detective
Archaeology of Wenlock Edge
Halloween at Wenlock Edge
Winter Woodland Walk
Welcome to The Ludlow
Ludlow is a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem with a lively community feel, busy with events and festivals throughout the year. The historic town centre is situated on a cliff above the River Teme and is surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. Ludlow is an excellent base for walking and cycling; as well as exploring the rest of Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.
Ludlow has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with many excellent restaurants and cafes encouraged by the areas abundance of quality producers. Every September the town is filled with food lovers from all over the UK, and beyond for the Ludlow Food and Drink Festival
Ludlow by John Creber
I love those crumbling castle walls
The old half timbered shops & halls
And how the streets go tumbling down
To riverbanks around the town
The festival, the market square, the medieval, Christmas Fayre
i love those lazy long weekends
Good comppany, Good food, Good friends
Welcome to Ludlow Market
Award winning market trading
every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Saturday all year
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A local produce market held monthly – every 2nd and 4th Thursday.
Fixtures at Ludlow
Thursday 24th March 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Tuesday 5th April 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Tuesday 19th April 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Sunday 8th May 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Wednesday 5th October 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Thursday 20th October 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Thursday 10th November 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Monday 21st November 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Monday 28th November 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Monday 5th December 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
Wednesday 21st December 2016 Jump – Afternoon – Turf
The fixtures are reproduced under license to the British Horseracing Authority.(m326) ©British Horseracing Authority 2005 – 2017. The fixtures may be subject to alteration.
Located close to the Welsh Borders, there can be few courses that offer a more relaxed feel to a day’s racing than Ludlow. The course plays host to National Hunt fixtures across the year but mainly in the season months which are attended by a strong, local presence. The quality of racing ranges from fair to useful and horses that race close to the pace are often favoured.
The Mill On the Green
Ludlow Millennium Green situated by the River Teme and Dinham Bridge, is a popular destination for locals and visitors, it is one of the few areas of the river that can be freely and easily accessed.
It is well worth a visit to just sit and relax and feed the ever hungry ducks swimming by. Or even to have a dip in the River Teme. A large green open space is ideal for picnics or soaking up some sun. The Millennium Green is in a beautiful location underneath the cliff that Ludlow Castle’s imposing ruins sit upon.
Why not visit www.shropshirehillsdiscoverycentre.co.uk for information on activities and sites in Shropshire, you can also email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Why not visit the Regal in Tenbury Wells, see web site for details at www.regaltenbury.co.uk