Ludlow is in the centre of unspoilt and varied countryside so it has stunning views, and has received several plaudits over the years including being called 'the most beautiful town in England'; Life Magazine once named Ludlow as 'Englands finest market town'. Due to its close association with good food, some people have described Ludlow and the surrounding area as the 'English Provence'.
The history of Ludlow appears to have been maintained in its streets and buildings - there are over 500 listed buildings reflecting a variety of architectural styles. Come and spend time in Ludlow and absorb the atmospher. For further information on Ludlow visit www.ludlow.org.uk
Many events take place in Ludlow throughout the year, so find out 'What's Happening in Ludlow' click here
Ludlow castle was built at the end of the 11th Century and its varied architecture - Norman, Medieval and Tudor - reflects its long history. Although there are quite a few castles in the Marches, historically Ludlow Castle is the most important. The part Ludlow Castle has played in history, and the extent of its remains, make it one of the finests castles in the country. Ludlow Castle also plays hosts to events, For further details of the castle and of the events that take place please visit www.ludlowcastle.com/events
There has been a market held on Castle Square in Ludlow for 700 years or more, and the open air market still thrives. See www.ludlowmarket.co.uk for further details.
CHURCH OF ST LAURENCE
Standing proud above Ludlow town, The Church of St Laurence is one of the most significant parish churches in England, and is worth an extended visit - www.stlaurences.org.uk
Within wasy walk from our guest housen you can try some high quality real ales at the award-winning Ludlow Brewery. You must pop in to try their great range of beers, and personal tours of the brewery are available - cost includes the beer www.theludlowbrewingcompany.co.uk
SHOPPING IN LUDLOW
In addition to the market, there are a wide range of independent specialist shops which you should explore - see The Ludlow Website for further details.
There are many varied walks in and around Ludlow and the surrounding beautiful countryside, and the popular Shropshire Hills are just a short distance away and can be reached by bus, train or car - click here for further details click here
Around Ludlow there are various cycle routes which suit all abilities, so please click here for more details click here
OTHER PLACES OF INTEREST:
Ludlow is an ideal place for touring in Shropshire and the neighbouring counties. The following places of interest are all within easy driving distance from The Mount Guest House:
- LUDLOW RACECOURSE - enjoy a day at the races at a venue surrounded by the beautiful Shropshire countryside. Please note that we can arrange lifts to and from the racecourse if requested.
- STOKESAY CASTLE - a fortified manor house - perhaps the best example of its type in England.
- CARDING MILL VALLEY - where you can walk or drive along the great ridge known as The Long Mynd, and enjoy stunning views of the Shropshire and Cheshire plains.
- IRONBRIDGE - you must visit this enchanting valley with its working museum and real history.
- SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY - take a steam train ride through 16 miles of glorious countryside - a great day out.
- WYE VALLEY - an area of outstanding natural scenery to be enjoyed at an unhurried pace.
- ACTON SCOTT HISTORIC WORKING FARM - situated in the estate’s 18th century Home Farm buildings, Acton Scott’s Historic Working Farm is a wonderful visitor attraction for all the family to enjoy.
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