|Ludlow is an ideal centre from which to explore the countryside of South Shropshire. To the north is the Corve valley and Wenlock Edge. To the north west is the Long Mynd, and to the east is the Clee Hills. A great place for dining out, this unhurried, hilltop town has been described as England’s ‘most perfect country town’. With over 500 listed buildings and a street scene that has changed little since medieval times.|
Ludlow's impressive medieval castle was once the headquarters of the Council of the Marches. It is steeped in history and today's extensive remains host Shakespearean plays during Ludlow's Summer Festival. The tower of St Laurence's Parish Church at 41m stands higher that the castle.
The cathedral-like church is full of interesting and historic features, especially the misericords in the choir and the east window. Broad Street is Ludlow's finest, where almost every house is 14th or 15th century. There are some fine ancient public houses too, including the 16th century Rose and Crown, the half-timbered Angel Hotel and the 17th century Feathers Hotel in the Bull Ring. The full story of the castle and the region can be found in the town’s museum.