Destination: Shropshire and Ludlow
Historical natural region containing some of Britain's oldest towns and villages
Shropshire and Ludlow Tours with Great British Trips
Introducing Shropshire and Ludlow
Ludlow in Shropshire is one of the finest examples of an authentic English town. Described as "the loveliest town in England" by John Betjeman and as "the most vibrant small town in the Country" by Country Life, it's a little gem nestled in the heart of the country. Sitting on a cliff above the River Teme, Ludlow is surrounded by the unspoilt and beautiful hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. The centre of the town is an amazing concentration of architectural heritage, with buildings from different eras rubbing shoulders with one another (the town is said to have around 500 listed buildings!). Apart from the diversity of this built environment, Ludlow is also unique in that many of the buildings are in regular, commercial use which brings a real village feel to the town. Besides boasting a rich historical core, the town is also known as a gourmet capital with more Michelin stars per head than anywhere but Paris! Shrewsbury is another picturesque town in Shropshire renowned to be one of England's most splendid heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings. You will very quickly fall in love with the medieval cobbled streets, alleys and squares, time-worn Tudor buildings and sweeping gardens along the River Severn.
Want to visit Shropshire and Ludlow?
Region: Central England
Time to spend here: 1/2 -1 day
What's nearby? Shropshire
What transport do you recommend? Local buses serve the area but a vehicle is the easiest way to get around here.
Did you know? There are towns called Ludlow all over the United States of America but Ludlow in England is the original!