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Ludlow Castle - 4 Things to Know Before Visiting

Castle Sq, Ludlow SY8 1AY, UK

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About Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Castle is a ruined medieval fortification in the town of the same name in the English county of Shropshire, standing on a promontory overlooking the River Teme. The castle was probably founded by Walter de Lacy after the Norman conquest and was one of the first stone castles to be built in England.


Attractions Near Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Market
Ludlow Market0.16km from Ludlow Castle

Ludlow Local Produce Market is a large, twice-monthly farmers' market selling a wide range of everyday and specialist food and drink produced within 30 miles of Ludlow. The market is run by Local to Ludlow CIC on a non-profit-making basis. The market space also hosts a range of specialist markets on Thursdays and Sundays throughout the year. Including the Local to Ludlow produce markets on the second and fourth Thursday of the month and the Antique & Flea market on the first and third Sunday of

Ludlow Museum
Ludlow Museum0.24km from Ludlow Castle

The museum contains an interactive environment rich in history, while encapsulating the architecture and social history through its town centre location. The building is prominently located within the historic walled town of Ludlow, forming a key focal point at the head of Broad Street. It reveals the town’s proud architectural heritage to visitors and signposts them to other heritage venues in Ludlow to help visitors get the most from their stay.

St Laurence's
St Laurence's0.27km from Ludlow Castle

One of the truly outstanding medieval town churches in England. Its benefice is united with those of St Michael and All Angels, All Stretton, and All Saints, Little Stretton to form the parish of Church Stretton. The church is recorded in the National Heritage List for England as a designated Grade I listed building.

Mortimer Forest
Mortimer Forest3.69km from Ludlow Castle

Mortimer Forest is the ideal place to explore and get away from it all. There are a number of walking trails on offer which take in spectacular views, archaeological features and a variety of habitats. Although originally made up of ancient royal chases and deer parks, the forest we see today was largely planted by the Forestry Commission in the 1920s.

High Vinnalls
High Vinnalls3.76km from Ludlow Castle

High Vinnalls is a summit in the region or range in England. High Vinnalls is 375 metres high. Climb to this wonderful viewpoint on this circular walk in Mortimer Forest in Ludlow. It's a challenging climb with the High Vinnalls viewpoint reaching a height of over 1200ft. From the high points there are fabulous panoramic views over the surrounding Herefordshire countryside.

Clee Hills
Clee Hills6.71km from Ludlow Castle

The Clee Hills are a distinct area of uplands separated from those further west. There are some significant areas of common land including Clee Liberty, Clee Hill and Catherton Commons. The hills are surrounded by a high plateau of sandstone with red soils and mostly enclosed pastoral land. The hills stretch over 15 miles and run north - south, and for about this distance the lowest point along the hills is just under 984 feet. Titterstone Clee Hill is around five miles south of Brown Clee Hil

Where is Ludlow Castle

Discover More Attractions in Shropshire, Where Ludlow Castle Is Located

Shropshire
Shropshire
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Shropshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands region of England. It is bordered by Wales to the west and the English counties of Cheshire to the north, Staffordshire to the east, Worcestershire to the southeast, and Herefordshire to the south.

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