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Cariad Cottage

(Ref. 14519)

Ludlow, Shropshire Show on map


Sykes rating

  • 4 Guests

  • 2 Bedrooms

  • 1 Bathroom

  • Pets No


  • Off road parking
  • Pub/shop < 1 mile
  • Washing machine
  • Dishwasher
  • Broadband / WiFi

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77 Customer Reviews

  • "This is a delightful cottage on a quiet street with its own parking spot at the front."

    The owners have provided everything to ensure guests have a very comfortable, relaxing stay and always leave wine and cakes as a welcome gift. Its very close to the picturesque town centre and castle and there are two supermarkets close by. We have stayed here many times and intend to keep coming back.

    Reviewed by HelenSep 2023

  • "Great location to Ludlow town centre with a big bonus of a car parking space."

    Excellent welcome pack with a very well appointed kitchen including electrical equipment Quality TV and package was appreciated. Although we appreciate that this was a period cottage with limited natural lighting the living room was very dark and cluttered and would benefit a modern makeover. The bedding was clean but the creased and dowdy quilt covers were a disappointment

    Reviewed by DerekAug 2023

  • "Very comfortable cottage, everything provided."

    Standard of fittings in kitchen and bathroom were excellent. Car space is ideal as the cul de sac is very busy with vehicles parking up for the car parts business opposite. Owner very helpful and good contact details should we have had a problem (which we did not).

    Reviewed by JohnJul 2023

  • "An exceptional Property with very little to fault."

    If i were looking for a place for a month , i doubt there would be anything needed not already provided.. Very centrally located to both the city center and 2 large supermarkets, a car is not entirely necessary. If I have one criticism , its a personal one and not relevant to all, but the single beds were way too soft for me - can only sleep on a firm bed. Overall a comfortable place to stay

    Reviewed by DerekJun 2023

  • "Immaculate cottage, everything we needed and more."

    Lovely welcome pack with home made cakes.Ideal position, central to town, everything within 15 to 20 mins. walk. Would book again.

    Reviewed by TrevorJun 2023

  • "Could not fault the property at all."

    Very clean and kitchen very well equipped. Parking space a big bonus. Convenient to town centre, railway station ,supermarkets close also and several pubs and cafes to choose from. A49 a good road to properties of interest in the area.

    Reviewed by TrevorMay 2023

  • "Lovely welcoming cottage near to all amenities."

    Reviewed by SamanthaApr 2023

  • "Excellent, quirky cottage."

    Very well equipped and ideal for central Ludlow.

    Reviewed by PeterApr 2023

  • "A delightful well located property, excellent provision of equipment and literature."

    Would happily return in the future

    Reviewed by MargaretApr 2023

  • "The cottage is great as a base to explore Ludlow and the surrounding area of Shropshire."

    The car parking space in front of the property was extremely useful. However if you are seeking a rural idyll as your base, look elsewhere. The cottage is in an urban location with limited countryside views.

    Reviewed by PeterMar 2023

  • "Thanks for a lovely stay, thanks for making it all possible, lovely cottage great area to visit ."

    Thanks again David&Barbara

    Reviewed by DavidMar 2023

  • "A very comfortable, extremely well appointed cottage in a great location."

    The attention to detail is impressive-worthy of its Sykes 5 stars! Delicious cakes, biscuits & wine to welcome us. Thank you!

    Reviewed by MarilynJan 2023

  • "Such a lovely well kept cottage."

    On arrival wine and delicious home bakes left by the owner. The cottage has everything for a home from home break and the quality of furnishings we're top notch from the lovely soft thick towels to kitchen utensils and crockery and cutlery. The cottage was lovely and warm and cosy. The cottage is close to the town centre and the railway station. A big plus is the carpark space in front of the house which is quite rare so close to the town centre in Ludlow. On the whole 10 out of 10 for cariad cottage.

    Reviewed by DianeDec 2022

  • "It is always a pleasure to return to Cariad Cottage."

    We have never been disappointed with the quality of our stay there. The accommodation is comfortable, perfectly situated for exploring the town and the goodies awaiting us on our arrival are first rate, both in quality and quantity.

    Reviewed by JenniferOct 2022

  • "Cariad cottage is a lovely property we had stayed at previously so we knew what to expect."

    Very clean and comfortable and an extremely generous welcome pack with wine, milk in the fridge and homemade cakes and biscuits. It is very likely we will visit again in the future.

    Reviewed by RonOct 2022

  • "Couldn't fault it at all."

    The welcome gifts were wonderful and set the tone for the week. Everything you needed was there and the cottage was spotless and homely. Excellent value and in an ideal spot within Ludlow itself and also as a starting point for visiting other places. This was our second visit and we are considering returning next year, that's how good it is.

    Reviewed by JohnOct 2022

  • "Its a lovely cottage, in a quiet location but very close to town centre and amenities."

    The landlady has done everything to make it cosy and welcoming. We have stayed on many occasions and intend to do so again next year.

    Reviewed by HelenOct 2022

  • "Perfect, as always."

    Reviewed by SarahSep 2022

  • "Cariad Cottage is a beautiful cottage, spotlessly clean, well equipped, cosy and comfortable, with the addition of parking and less than 5 minutes walk to the town."

    The owner had supplied everything that anyone could possibly need to make this a home from home. There was a fantastic welcome pack of numerous home made cakes and biscuits, wine, milk, coffee and teabags, so very thoughtful. We will definitely recommend this cottage.

    Reviewed by CarolSep 2022

  • "We had an excellent stay at Cariad cottage, everything was exactly as described on the Sykes website."

    The welcome pack was fantastic, especially the homemade cakes. The cottage was comfortable, very nicely furnished with an extremely well equipped kitchen.

    Reviewed by ChristineSep 2022

  • "A lovely holiday was spent at Cariad Cottage."

    Mrs Leake, the Owner is excellent, she provides everything you could possibly need and we were pleased to be staying in such a lovely cottage and the outside parking was a real bonus. For our arrival we had been left a supply of delicious homemade cakes, biscuits, milk and wine which was very welcoming indeed, thank you very much. Enjoyable meals at Ye Olde Bull Ring Tavern and Vaughans Sandwich Bar was very good too, but there are many other good pubs and shops and walking in Ludlow which is a great place to visit and we hope to return to Cariad Cottage again.

    Reviewed by AnnJun 2022

  • "Cariad cottage was better than the listing, from the cakes and wine to the comfortable beds and seating."

    The situation was perfect too, easy walk into Ludlow and plenty of cafes and evening eating opportunities. Loads of National trust properties and open gardens within an easy drive too.

    Reviewed by AndrewJun 2022

  • "One of the best equipped S/C Cottage we have stayed in, and in an ideal location in the centre of Ludlow."

    Highly recommended

    Reviewed by RichardJun 2022

  • "Excellent accommodation."

    Well stocked for a perfect stay. Cariad was well located for easy access to the town centre and the shops. Very clean and a very welcome Welcome Pack of cakes and wine. The owner has taken great care to ensure visitors have a lovely time at Cariad. Highly recommended.

    Reviewed by BrianMay 2022

  • "A lovely cottage within 5 minutes walk of the town centre."

    A good chip shop and pub serving food round the corner. The cottage was beautifully clean and as described with everything provided. The seating area is where your car is parked, but does get the sun. The stairs are steep, but I have arthritis and could manage them slowly. Ludlow is quite hilly although the walk to the town centre is flat. We really enjoyed our week in the cottage, thank you.

    Reviewed by JuliaApr 2022

  • "This was our first visit to Ludlow and it did not disappoint."

    It is a beautiful market town and we enjoyed some fabulous walking, eating and drinking in and around the town. Cariad Cottage was the icing on the cake. It suited our needs as a couple perfectly, it was comfortable, warm and the hospitality of the owner was excellent. The cottage is ideally situated being less than a five minute walk from the town centre which was lovely to explore. There were also a few great circular walks (4-5) miles which allowed us to enjoy the spectacular countryside and views that surround the town. Turn the other way out of the cottage and it was less than 5 minutes to the train station with a regular service to the likes of Shrewsbury and Hereford. All in all, a beautiful part of the country and Cariad Cottage is a great base from which to enjoy it.

    Reviewed by TerryMar 2022

  • "Excellent cakes, lovely wine and FAB Christmas decorations."

    Very cosy and comfortable cottage and could not ask for more. Thank You. Steve and Nicky

    Reviewed by StevenDec 2021

  • "What a wonderful cottage!"

    Being so close to the centre of Ludlow and having free parking at the front door was fabulous enough, but the property also had absolutely every convenience going. It was cosy and comfortable and was exactly what we look for in a holiday property and more.

    Reviewed by AlanNov 2021

  • "This was my sixth visit to Cariad Cottage and I have booked to go again next year."

    Need I say more? The cottage is ideally located for exploring the area on foot and the public transport system works well. Cosy, incredibly well equipped and the welcome pack is amazing! - just what one needs to start a relaxing escape.

    Reviewed by JenniferNov 2021

  • "The welcome pack was indeed very welcome and was lovely."

    There was everything you would need for your break and the cottage was both warm and very comfortable. It is in an ideal spot for Ludlow and in a beautiful part of the country. We enjoyed it so much we booked again while we were there.

    Reviewed by JohnNov 2021

  • "The cottage was in an excellent location and had the bonus of parking at the door."

    The owner had thought of everything you could possibly need with extras of homemade cakes and wine. Our second visit and we will hopefully return.

    Reviewed by RitaSep 2021

  • "This the most well equipped cottage we have ever been to it is small but big enough for 4 people 3 minutes walk from center of ludlow."

    Take away food round the corner and the garden has been removed from front so you have room to park one car a must in Ludlow had a great week and will return thank you to Margaret for the homemade cakes biscuits milk in fridge and wine

    Reviewed by PatriciaAug 2021

  • "Cariad Cottage is not big but it's extremely comfortable, has its own parking space (a bonus in Ludlow), and is very convenient for walking into town or driving out of town."

    The owners maintain it very carefully, everything works and is of good quality. The cottage was spotless on arrival and there was a very generous welcome pack of wine, cakes and biscuits. We've just returned from our fourth stay and once again had a lovely time.

    Reviewed by SimonAug 2021

  • "Brilliant place to stay and excellent location."

    Reviewed by HelenAug 2021

  • "We have stayed at Cariad Cottage several times and have booked to return in November so this should tell you what we think of the accommodation and of Ludlow!"

    The cottage was well-prepared and equipped as usual and once again we found some delicious cakes, biscuits and wine on our arrival. The venue has the great advantage of being within easy walking distance of the town centre which has excellent transport links to locations further afield. There are numerous lovely walks in the area and many leaflets about what to see and where to go are available at the cottage. Having an electric car we were delighted to find that there was a charging point within a short walk of the property.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2021

  • "The cottage and it's facilities were excellent, the best equipped self catering place that we have ever stayed at."

    A credit to the owner. We intend booking the cottage again for next year ! The level of protection that you have made against the Corona virus is very good and reassuring .

    Reviewed by MichaelSep 2020

  • "Not really."

    I expected excellent service from a company of your standing in the industry.

    Reviewed by AndrewAug 2020

  • "This is a lovely cottage in a superb location."

    The cottage was very well equipped, very clean and very comfortable. The owner had left lots of information about local facilities all relevant to the current situation. It is situated in a quiet close and just a few minutes walk into the centre of Ludlow. The train station is also only a couple of minutes walk away and it is easy to access other towns and villages within the area. The owner had also left a nice welcome pack of milk, cake and wine which was a nice personal touch. We thoroughly enjoyed our week at Cariad Cottage.

    Reviewed by JulieAug 2020

  • "Cariad cottage was ideally placed in Ludlow,The cottage was in immaculate condition and was exceptionally clean, which was very reassuring during the Covid pandemic."

    Everything was catered for with all mod cons.The fixtures & fittings were of a very high standard with great Wifi, Also we found all the hints and tips that were left by the owner very,very useful indeed.There were many personal touches provided by the owner that were very much appreciated .Ludlow itself is a very pretty town with lots of history and is a great base for exploring Shropshire.Overall I would highly recommend Cariad cottage

    Reviewed by GaryJul 2020

  • "Fantastic, well appointed cottage with high quality appliances."

    Very comfy, cosy and a happy place to enjoy family time! Large parking space and 2 minute walk into Ludlow / Tesco / train station.

    Reviewed by RachelFeb 2020

  • "Really lovely cottage with quality furnishings, well equipped kitchen, very comfortable beds - everything you could ask for."

    Location in centre of Ludlow was ideal as we were travelling by train. Have stayed in a number of lovely cottages in Ludlow but this was the best. Highly recommend.

    Reviewed by HelenNov 2019

  • "Ludlow is a beautiful place to stay with everything you need very close to the cottage."

    Cariad Cottage is homely and cosy, very well equipped. The owners leave a very generous gift pack with delicious cakes, perfect after a long journey to settle anyone in. Would recommend and return to this special place.

    Reviewed by LauraOct 2019

  • "Cariad cottage is ideally situated close to the centre of Ludlow."

    The cottage is very well equipped. And the welcome pack is much appreciated , the best we have had at any cottage This was our 5th stay and the changes that have been made have made it a even better place to stay(we didn't think this was possible) hope to return soon

    Reviewed by JanOct 2019

  • "There were so many lovely looking cottages in Ludlow that it took us a while before finally deciding on Cariad Cottage."

    I’m so glad we did. With comfortable beds, sofas and chairs and a very generous welcome pack of delicious home made cakes, biscuits and 2 bottles of wine as well as lots of hot drink choices we immediately felt at home. I honestly cannot think of anything we could have wanted that wasn’t supplied for us and I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending Cariad Cottage to anyone travelling to Ludlow.

    Reviewed by AlastairSep 2019

  • "Wonderful welcome pack and very comfortable top class fittings and décor."

    Within walking distance of Ludlow's attractions and fish and chips and pub nearby.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2019

  • "This has to be one of the best holiday cottages we have ever stayed in."

    The owners go to endless trouble to equip the place with everything anyone could need and yet everything is neatly stored away so the the ambiance is one of quiet comfort. The situation is ideal, very near the centre of lovely Ludlow yet peaceful and easy parking is an added bonus. The welcome treats waiting on the table ( including home baking with a complete list of ingredients) set the tone for an excellent weeks holiday.

    Reviewed by KathrynAug 2019

  • "Booking the cottage was trouble free."

    The arrangements to pick up the keys were easy. The location is excellent. The cottage had everything we needed. Very happy!

    Reviewed by BrianAug 2019

  • "Accommodation was very good and the location great for going into Ludlow."

    Everything you wanted was provided including cakes and wine. Will definitely return.

    Reviewed by KeithJul 2019

  • "No cottage was wonderful a very enjoyable holiday"

    Reviewed by PatrickJun 2019

  • "The property was well presented and spotlessly clean."

    Everything that we needed was provided and the "welcome pack" which included wine, homemade cakes and biscuits was extremely generous. The beds and lounge furniture were really comfortable making this a real home from home. This property is situated only a few minutes from the town centre and is really convenient for cafés, pubs, take away food etc. - the Bull Ring Tavern is definitely worth a visit with a friendly welcome, good food and a good selection of real ales. Lots of things to do and places to visit - if you like beer, do the Ludlow Brewery tour. We would love to come back again at some point in the future.

    Reviewed by RonMay 2019

  • "Great location, very comfortable cottage, well equipped."

    Reviewed by KeithNov 2018

  • "Our 4th stay in this cosy, well positioned cottage."

    The owner provides a spotlessly clean, well equipped and comfortable home, which is ideally located for easy access to Ludlow town. Outside car space is a bonus.

    Reviewed by SarahOct 2018

  • "Cottage nice and clean, great welcome pack and parking space reaaly useful."

    Ludlow is quick a compact town but the location is perfect for walking to all the great food shops and the market.

    Reviewed by RobertSep 2018

  • "Cariad Cottage was ideally situated for exploring the area and especially for enjoying what Ludlow has to offer."

    It is an easy walk into the centre of Ludlow and has supermarkets within a few minutes walk (One stop was only 2 minutes and a large Tesco and Aldi a short walk down the hill - about 5 minutes walk) The cottage was very well equipped with everything you could need - a real home from home. The owner kindly left some buns, milk and wine to welcome us which was much appreciated, the buns were delicious.

    Reviewed by SheilaSep 2018

  • "The sheer niceness of a clean, well-appointed and recently remodelled cottage in a such a peaceful and orderly town as Ludlow: it's like travelling back in time to a more civilised age, but with all mod cons."

    Brava, Mrs. Leake! Well done, Sykes Cottages. I hope we'll visit again next year for our first stay at Cariad Cottage.

    Reviewed by NicholasAug 2018

  • "Lovely cottage."

    The owner has gone out of her way to provide everything you could need to enjoy your holiday. Lots of information folders detailing the local area. We found the walks leaflets very useful. The welcome pack of wine, homemade cakes and biscuits was really thoughtful and enjoyable. Ludlow and the surrounding area are a joy to visit.

    Reviewed by ElaineJun 2018

  • "It was one of the best equipped cottages we have stayed in - and so very convenient for restaurants and all the lovely places to visit in Ludlow and surrounding areas."

    The welcome pack was more than generous. We have not used Sykes before but will certainly look at their properties first in the future.

    Reviewed by CherylJun 2018

  • "The cottage was right in the centre of Ludlow so very convenient, and having a parking spot was a boon."

    The information in the cottage and the welcome goodies were excellent. All in all a very nice place to spend a holiday

    Reviewed by MargaretMay 2018

  • "Facilities at the cottage we’re excellent, one of the best we’ve stayed in- dishwasher and washing machine washing tablets provided which is unusual."

    Often the machines are there but no products to use! Welcomed with cakes, cookies and two bottles of wine, wonderful start. Quality kitchen and very comfortable cottage. Although no garden the seats outside the front door made up. Parking space a bonus in Ludlow! Thank you.

    Reviewed by GillianMay 2018

  • "Cariad Cottage has obviously been recently refurbished."

    Excellent design and product sourcing combined with top class workmanship! And the range of equipment supplied is exhaustive. The Cottage position for foot access to Town, Castle, River and walks is very good. Didn't use the car once all week. Loved Ludlow. The Old Town buildings, streets, walls, River and shops were brilliant - not many chain shops here! Very relaxing week, Thank you, Phil & Dorothy Roberts

    Reviewed by PhilipMay 2018

  • "Having used Sykes on several occasions, I am fully confident that the booking will go smoothly; with friendly, efficient service all the way."

    Having stayed in this cottage before, I had no doubt we would be comfortable and warm and that it would suit our needs perfectly

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2018

  • "Our fourth visit to this comfortable, well-appointed cottage."

    It is truly like a home-from-home. Ludlow itself is a jewel of a town and many other attractive places are within easy reach. Any time of year Cariad Cottage is nice to come back to after a day out.

    Reviewed by DallasMar 2018

  • "I would just like to say that this cottage is the best equipped I have ever been in, it was warm ,comfortable, cosy and in a brilliant position for exploring Ludlow."

    We would definitely return here.

    Reviewed by LindaMar 2018

  • "We enjoyed a relaxing week in this cosy, well equipped cottage just two minutes walk from the historic centre of Ludlow."

    The cottage was equipped to a high standard with everything we could possibly need. The owner has gone to great lengths to provide extensive information about the local area which was useful for planning walks and outings. On arrival we found a home-baked fruitcake, milk, tea and coffee and two bottles of wine - much appreciated after a longish drive. The lack of a garden to sit out in was not a problem for us in February though some might find this a bit of a drawback in the spring and summer. For us, Cariad proved an ideal location for a winter break and we hope to be back again soon.

    Reviewed by PaulFeb 2018

  • "We booked Cariad Cottage because it was so close to Ludlow town centre, which meant we could walk to the shops and restaurants and because it had a parking space - it’s location is ideal for exploring Ludlow and touring the surrounding area."

    Although the cottage is small it is comfortable enough for two; it was clean and very well equipped indeed, all the kitchen equipment looked brand new, good WiFi and Smart TV. We were welcomed with a fruit cake, fresh milk and a couple of bottles of wine. We enjoyed our stay and will certainly return.

    Reviewed by ChrisNov 2017

  • "This is our third visit to Cariad Cottage - I think this speaks for itself!"

    Once again the owner had supplied wine, cake and a selection of teabags, all of which were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by JenniferMay 2017

  • "The cottage was lovely Ludlow was so welcoming just can't praise the cottage enough"

    Reviewed by PatrickMay 2017

  • "Our second visit to this well equipped and perfectly positioned cottage."

    All the comfort and cleanliness we could have wished for. Close to town, so ideal for us.

    Reviewed by SarahApr 2017

  • "The cottage was extremely well equipped and beautifully furnished."

    The extra welcoming touches from the owner were much appreciated.

    Reviewed by LindaFeb 2017

  • "Lovely owner."

    Reviewed by KateFeb 2017

  • "The situation is so convenient for the town and shops - but being in a cul-de-sac is pretty quiet."

    Reviewed by TrevorJan 2017

  • "One of the best properties we have stayed in."

    Wonderful oven and hob. Everything we could need was provided. Great location and with parking.

    Reviewed by WendyJan 2017

  • "We had a fantastic week in Ludlow and the cottage was excellent ."

    The Location is very good so easy to walk into the town . Very cosy accommodation . We will be looking to re-book in the future

    Reviewed by IanJan 2017

  • "A wonderfully cosy cottage, in an excellent location."

    Reviewed by HilaryNov 2016

  • "Location and facilities at cottage"

    Reviewed by IanNov 2016

  • "I'd have said 'exceeded expectations' only we've booked this cottage with you twice before and also one in Scotland – always found the website easy to use and in both cases the accommodation was accurately described and the administration/payment very straightforward."

    So we had high expectations this time which you met :-)

    Reviewed by SimonSep 2016

  • "Rarely have we come across a holiday home which is so well equipped."

    It had everything we needed and more. The owner really has thought of everything. We slept really well there, as it was so quiet and dark, compared to home! The location was extremely convenient for the town centre and it was great in the evenings to be able to get to a restaurant within a few minutes. We did a lot of walking during the day time so would not have wanted a long walk in the evening as well. The owner was very friendly and helpful and had provided an excellent welcome pack for us.

    Reviewed by ValerieSep 2016

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  • Two bedrooms with TV and DVD: 1 x double, 1 x twin
  • Shower room with shower, basin and WC
  • Fitted kitchen with dining area
  • Sitting room with electric fire.
  • Gas central heating with electric fire in sitting room
  • Neff electric oven with SlideAway door, Neff induction hob, microwave, fridge, freezer, washing machine, tumble dryer, dishwasher, 2 x TV/DVD with Freeview, 1x Flat screen TV with Netflix and FreeSat, DVD player with selection of DVDs, WiFi
  • Fuel and power inc. in rent
  • Bed linen and towels inc. in rent
  • Off road parking for 1 car
  • Sorry, no pets and, no smoking
  • Shop, pub and town centre 0.1 miles
  • Note: Steep cottage-style staircase, not suitable for very young children or the infirm
  • Note: There is no garden at this property
  • Please do not book this property if the steep staircase and lack of garden is going to be a problem or inconvenience

The property

This charming Ludlow holiday cottage was originally two 18th century cottages, which have been made into one, and is situated close to the heart of Ludlow town centre, just 5 minutes' walk from the heart of the famous medieval town centre.

This character Ludlow cottage provides quality, traditional accommodation, which is well equipped throughout, including two cosy bedrooms, a well equipped kitchen with a dining area and a welcoming sitting room with beams.

Wonderful Ludlow offers a magnificent 13th Century castle, plus a wonderful selection of excellent shops, pubs, restaurants, tea rooms and its famous festivals throughout the year.

This Ludlow cottage is a superb base for enjoying one of Britain's most beautiful towns and its surrounding area.

There is a wide-ranging selection of activities to discover including Stokesay Castle, the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, the wonderful Long Mynd and Caradoc Hills above Church Stretton, not to mention the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, the Severn Valley Railway and days out in Shrewsbury and Hereford.

This Ludlow cottage is ideal for a family holiday or a romantic break for two in what is surely England's finest Tudor town.

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About the location


Church Stretton 15 miles; Hereford 25 miles; Shrewsbury 28 miles; Worcester 33 miles.

The historic market town of Ludlow is situated on the River Teme, amidst the outstanding countryside of the Welsh Marches. With more than 500 listed buildings, the town provides a fascinating range of architecture including Ludlow Castle which is over 900 years old and is one of the first stone castles to be built in England. Today the castle is open all year round and hosts a wide range of events including outdoor theatre, food, art and literature festivals and many antique and art fairs. Below the castle, Millenium Green offers a large public riverside green and weir and provides excellent indoor and outdoor dining facilities via the Green Cafe located right on the riverside. Ludlow has held street markets since the twelfth century. Nowadays, a traditional open-air market takes place in the town square every Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday throughout the year. More than forty stalls selling a range of goods including fresh produce, cheeses, books and a selection of local crafts are on offer with the 'Local to Ludlow' produce market some Thursdays and an Antique & Flea market some Sundays. Ludlow is also a gourmet’s paradise and a shopper’s dream. The town boasts many places to eat and drink, as well as a number of exclusive boutique style clothes and gift shops. Ludlow is within easy reach of Church Stretton, Shrewsbury and Hereford, as well as popular attractions such as World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, Severn Valley Railway, Berrington Hall, Croft Castle and Cardingmill Valley. Ludlow is a superb destination for a relaxing all year-round break.

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