Ludlow & Ludlow Castle, Shropshire

April 27, 2012

Ludlow Castle - - 1176434This medieval castle, a former Royal Palace until 1689, dominates the historic market town of Ludlow in Shropshire.  It was also the parliament for Wales and the Marches, and lived in for 600 years.Get Out With The Kids - Reviewed

Remember the story of the two princes who died mysteriously at the hands of Richard III in the Tower of London?  Well both Prince Edward and Richard lived at Ludlow Castle.

The castle is now largely a ruin, but you can still climb some towers and battlements.Ludlow Castle - - 1246994

Ludlow Castle runs a number of different events throughout the year.  The medieval evening is particularly good, with the sights and sounds of castle at night.  Visit their web site for more events.

Ludlow outside the castle is the main castle square and the heart of this medieval market town.  Ludlow itself is famous for its food, and each September is the Ludlow Food Festival, but if you can’t make that, the Ludlow Food Centre just outside town is worth a visit.

BTW, if you are staying with kids at one of the nearby campsites and fancied getting everyone clean you could take the family to Teme Leisure, with its pool and spa.

Ludlow is also the starting point for a short break on two wheels (and paddles) with Wheely Wonderful Cycling, where they can arrange a cycle tour of the area, such as a 3 day Wildlife Cycling and Canoeing Safari.

Where is Ludlow?

Ludlow can be found in Shropshire, in the heart of England on the Welsh boarder.

What’s in the area?

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Father to 3 kids, who loves getting out and about (hiking, running, camping, cycling, canoeing...) Co-founded Get Out With The Kids to help other parents enjoy the outdoors with their family.

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