Ludlow is situated on the River Teme in some of the best-unspoiled countryside available. If you wish to take a stroll around Ludlow you will be impressed by the fine architecture dating from medieval to modern day. The town boasts over 50 listed buildings with Broad Street being described as ‘the most beautiful street in Britain’. In the centre of the town lies the Norman Castle, which plays host to a varied assortment of festivals through out the year attracting many thousands of tourists.
Ludlow also has St Laurence’s parish church, which was largely rebuilt in the fifteenth century in the soaring perpendicular style of the day; the church has features of the Norman, Early English and Decorated periods, including the delightful hexagonal south porch.
Whilst strolling around Ludlow why not stop in the castle at the newly renovated Castle Tea Rooms whilst looking out into the Outer Bailey of the Castle, or drop into Carvells in King Street for a drop of tea and some cake..
Ludlow also has a variety of independent shops selling everything from hardware to clothes and gifts and a good selection of antique shops to browse in.
If you wish to venture out and about why not visit some of our neighbouring towns and villages for example Cleobury Mortimer a market town worth a visit just to view the famous crooked spire this is a quiet, relaxing town and the drive will take you over Clee Hill with its spectacular views. We also have Church Stretton famous for Carding Mill Valley and Shropshire Hills with many lovely walks well worth a visit. Another village is Clun with its imposing castle ruins and large church and famous for its Green Man festival each year. Next we have Bishops Castle a classic market town village with its Town Hall and weekly cattle market it also boost two home brew pubs. Craven Arms is within easy reach by car or by train this town was once famous for its annual sheep sales which number in there tens of thousands now more famous for Stokesay Castle and the Discovery Centre.
When you have finished with sight seeing and wish for something extra why not indulge yourself we have a wide range of services locally, which can accommodate you. After a day out and before venturing out for that lovely meal why not book in for a wash and blow dry at Red Hair Studio a local salon within easy each of Elm Lodge on 01584 879333 or for a special day book the hairdresser to come to Elm Lodge. If you would like to indulge in some beauty treatment, we recommend The Beauty Centre – 01584 878600, conveniently situated in the middle of town with free parking and offering a wide range of treatments.
After the exploring and then the pamper why not let your other half take you out for a lovely meal, over the last few years Ludlow has gained an enviable reputation for the quality of its food and drink, matching that of its character and beauty. There are many wonderful places to eat, catering for all tastes and budgets, together with many shops and suppliers who sell excellent local produce.
We have a new hotel, Fishmore Hall only 2 minutes up the road offering an extensive afternoon tea or indulge yourselves with an evening meal and then walk home.
For a guide to places to eat in and Ludlow please see our Eating Out Guide.
If your visit to Ludlow is likely to include visits to our renowned restaurants, we strongly advise checking availability and booking.
Why not take home a touch of Ludlow as offered by Ludlow Hamper Company you can arrange to have it delivered to Elm Lodge prior to your arrival of if you wish why not go off and explore Ludlow newest outlet Ludlow Food Centre owned by the Earl of Plymouth. You can watch as coffee is ground and the shops own ice cream is made. Potatoes are grown in the field next door and vegetables are from the estate garden at the house. Cheese, meat and bread are also available.
We have put together only a brief description of what Shropshire and in particular Ludlow has to offer but there is still more to tempt you, we have wonderful gardens to visit as well as country homes to enjoy your time why not hire a bicycle and explore some of our commons and woods or relax and let a horse do all the work as you weave through the trees.
We hope you have a wonderful break in Shropshire and if you require any further information please let us know and we will be happy to help.
*Please Note: All above services are booked with individual therapists and may require a deposit at time of booking.