Top 10 things to do in Ludlow
1. Walk the Shropshire Way In 2019, volunteers completed a major refurbishment and new signage and waymarking of the Shropshire Way. It runs for over 200 miles in 2 loops within Shropshire and the Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
2. Shop at independent shops and the market You’ll find excellent independent shops run by knowledgeable and friendly owners with unique and interesting items. Browse cool and quirky gifts , clothes, food, antiques and art. Market Square is the beating heart of Ludlow, open on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday each week for general market, alternative Sundays for Antiques and Collectibles.
Ludlow Food Festival September 9/10/11th 2022
The first Ludlow Food festival was 28 years ago, created to showcase and celebrate fantastic local produce. It was the first food festival in the UK and has inspired many others across the country. September
Magnalonga Sunday 14th August 2022
Ludlow Food Festivals’ sister event - Magnalonga combines a walk of approx. 7 miles with several stops along the way to enjoy some of the best food and drink from Ludlow and surrounding areas.
Spring Festival 13/14/15th May 2022
Fun, feasting, live music and classic cars.
The Fringe Festival 18th June - 10th July
A cultural feast with venues all over Ludlow showcasing live music, cart, comedy and happenings.
4. See the most beautiful street in England Ludlow is a very attractive market town full of charm with over 900 years of architectural history and nearly 500 listed buildings. Broad Street, has been described as the most beautiful street in Britain..
5. Forage in Mortimer Forest This ancient forest with 1000 acres has rich wildlife and a great place to spot spectacular birds of prey. The forest is also host to incredible edibles including porcini and chanterelle mushrooms. Spend the day with experts to learn about, and enjoy eating, delicious mushrooms, herbs and fruits from the forest.
6. Cycle Ludlow is home to several bike shops including the largest road bike shop in England, aptly named Epic Bikes. Unsurprisingly, the rolling hills, lack of motorways and scenery are popular with cyclists whether on road, or enjoying challenging trails through the forest.
7. Wild swimming –Down from the castle, next to Millennium Green, the clear water of the River Teme laps at a small island, perfect for paddling or swimming. Millennium Green is a gentle grassy slope with benches and the odd tree for shade, an ideal picnic spot.
8. Visit an architectural treasure “The perfect historic town” - Ludlow town centre is full of architectural beauty with very few modern buildings to interrupt the view of period properties. Ludlow castle is well worth a visit and sits at the edge of the Market Square in the centre of town. Allow a couple of hours to explore the castle and discover the people that made it famous.
10. Play Poo sticks Dinham bridge is a picture perfect 3 arch bridge built in 1829. It makes a beautiful scene in the foreground of Ludlow castle and is great for playing Poo sticks. Warning – this can be addictive!