Medieval, Georgian, and Victorian buildings jostle for attention in pretty Ludlow, which has a finer display of black-and-white half-timber buildings than even Shrewsbury. Dominating the center is the Church of St. Laurence, its extravagant size a testimony to the town's prosperous medieval wool trade. Cross the River Teme and climb Whitcliffe Common for a spectacular view of the church and the Norman castle.

Several outstanding restaurants have given the town of just 11,000 a reputation as a culinary hot spot. Ludlow is a proponent of the Slow Food movement, which focuses on food traditions and responsible production with the aim of protecting forgotten foods, such as the Shropshire prune, from being lost forever.

Read More


Find a Hotel


Fodor's Essential England

View Details

Plan Your Next Trip