Ludlow is undeniably one of the most charming and picturesque towns in England. Although in recent years it has become most famous for its food, it is also a champion for independent shops, culture, and of course its history - with a magnificent Norman castle at its heart.

Ludlow Car Parking:

The three main car parks in the centre of Ludlow are at Upper Galdeford (Co-op). Lower Galdeford (Smithfield) and Castle Street. They operate on a pay-and-display basis. There is on-street parking in the town centre (central red zone) with pay-and-display. Further out from the town (blue zone) is free but time restricted.

Ludlow Park & Ride:

This is based at the Eco Business Park (at the first island that you come to when driving from Caynham Camp Cottage into Ludlow). Follow road signs to the park and ride.If using a Sat Nav the post code is SY8 1ES. 

Food & Drink:

Ludlow has a fine array of independent food shops in and around the town centre which we would recommend that you explore during your stay. Ludlow is famous for its butchers and its sausages in particular.

Ludlow Markets:

The famous Ludlow market takes place in the castle square on the following days: 
General Market
: Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday 
Specialist market days: Thursdays or Sundays

Eating Out:

There are a number of places to eat in and around Ludlow and we would recommend the following options:


Pizza Ten, 2 Quality Square, Ludlow 01584 879450 Online booking at Email: Locally owned artisan pizza restaurant with an emphasis on high quality fresh ingredients.


The Mill on the Green Café, Dinham Weir 01584 879872 Reservations needed.


Mortimers, 17 Corve Street, Ludlow  01584 872325

Fine Dining, modern British/French.


Bistro 7, 7 Corve Street 01584 877412


The Fish House, 51 Bullring 01584 879790

Licenced Oyster Bar. Reservations needed weekdays, first come first serve on Saturdays.


The Charlton Arms 01584 872813

Situated on the iconic Ludford Bridge


The Blue Boar, Mill Street 01584 878989


Golden Moments, Broad Street 01584 878488
Excellent Indian cuisine


The Jolly Frog, Leintwardine – 15 minute drive from Ludlow 01584 540298
Specialising in seafood and pizza.

Chang Thai and Globe Bar 01584 874212
Busy restaurant/bar in town centre. 

The Stagg Inn, Titley 01544230221
Great pub with excellent food - 40 minute drive from Ludlow


Things to do

Walking - The South Shropshire and Herefordshire area contains some fantastic places to go walking. Please head to for more information but we would recommend the following:

In town, head to Whitcliffe Common via Dinham Bridge for fantastic views over Ludlow and walks along the river bank. Further afield, check out Long Mynd, Offa's Dyke and Mortimer’s Forest.

Cycling - Bikes can be rented from Wheely Wonderful Cycling 01584 770755.

Entertainment - The Ludlow Assembly Rooms, just off the castle square, hosts a range of events from theatre and cinema performances to cookery classes to comedy shows. Drop in or visit their website for more details. 01584 878141

Horse-Riding - North Farm riding establishment can be contacted on 01584 872026

Leisure Centre - Teme Leisure Centre can be found on Brimfield Road on the way out of Ludlow towards the North.

Call 01584 764620 for details.

Cinema - Ludlow Assembly Rooms shows a selection of films. Alternatively the nearest multi-screen cinemas are in either Shrewsbury or Hereford.

Odeon Hereford 08712244007

Cineworld Shrewsbury 08712002000

Beauty & Hair / Leisure Services

Heatwave 01584 875974

Lilis Beauty Salon 01584 872974