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Dayout in the Marches Capital Ludlow

A visit to Ludlow gives you a glimpse into the area back to the 14th Century. The castle was the headquarters for the Council of the Marches, which governed Wales and the borders until 1689.

The area between England and Wales is known as ‘The Marches ‘ The term "March" is derived from the Anglo-Saxon "mearc," which means "boundary." It is sandwiched between the Welsh Mountains and the English main rivers. It has been an area of contention for many centuries. There are Welsh town names and cultural influences on the English side of the border with the opposite in Wales.

Ludlow and the castle became the headquarters of the Council of the Marches, which governed Wales and the border counties until 1689.

This in its self attracted many other professions such as lawyers, bankers, clerks etc
Ludlow became a significant town and by 1377 it was placed thirty-third in the list of English towns.

Now it is a peaceful town of meandering streets with a mass of history in its building displayed at every corner. It is a small town but with a historic past.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Suburb Location - Beautiful scenery
  • Cons:The castle is a ruin
  • In a nutshell:Well worth a days visit
  • Last visit to Ludlow: Aug 2005
  • Intro Updated Aug 29, 2005
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