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Ludlow has more restaurants per person than any other place in Britain. It has almost 500 listed* buildings (*officially designated as being of special architectural, historical or cultural significance).

A stroll through the Medieval and Tudor streets is a stroll into the past. From the Feathers Hotel (built in 1619), with its timber frames and decorative carving to Broad Street and its parade of shops ( including De Grey's famous tearooms). Its cobbled streets and old buttermarket give it a timeless fascination if you like old buildings.

Ludlow's history really begins in 1086 when the castle was built overlooking the rivers Teme and Corve. It was one of a line of castles being constructed at the time along the Marches to keep out the Welsh. The town plan was laid out soon afterwards.

Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market, takes place in the town square (Castle Street) every Monday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. My favorite place to stroll and sample delicious food.

One of the highlights of a trip to Ludlow is the Local Produce Market . Written about more extensively in my Ludlow shopping guide.

John Betjeman rightly described Ludlow as ‘the loveliest town in England’ and I fully agree.

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  • Pros:A must go place for foodies and history buffs
  • Last visit to Ludlow: Aug 2009
  • Intro Updated May 29, 2013
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  • balhannah's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2011 at 11:57 PM

    Lovely page, packed full of interesting tips!

  • ranger49's Profile Photo
    Feb 4, 2010 at 12:39 PM

    Nice page, lots of nostalgia for me . Did Miltons's Comus at school & taken to see where it was 1st perfomed. For years it was half way stop to "home". Sad the town sufferedfrom "Progress" - Supermarket . But I will always have a soft spot for it.

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