With a population of 11,000, this charming, historic market town has excellent amenities and attractions as well as offering a wonderful array of independent shops. The town is also famous for its very popular and well attended Food Festivals throughout the year. If you like historic buildings, cute colourful cottages and good food and drink you will love Ludlow.
This market town is a 'foodie's heaven', made up of dozens of independent cafes, tea rooms, cheese shops, butcheries, bakeries and providore style shops. The streets bustle with activity, so much so that the town was described by Country Life as ‘the most vibrant small town in England’. There are markets four days of the week. Farmers markets, Garden fairs, Craft markets, even Antique and Collectors Fairs all held on selected days.
The town has very much escaped any development that would otherwise alter the charming Medieval, Tudor and Georgian character. With 500 listed buildings neatly placed on the town’s medieval street plan, the town breathes history at every turn. It’s a picture postcard of sloping streets and exquisite buildings, all within a glimpse of the surrounding unspoiled hilly countryside.