Ludlow is a medieval town with a former Royal Palace Castle, now in ruins. The town is now famous for its food.
This 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 was lived in for 600 years.
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 largely ruined, but you can climb some towers and battlements.
Ludlow Castle runs several different events throughout the year. The medieval evening is particularly good, with the sights and sounds of the castle at night. Visit their website 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. Still, if you can't make that, the Ludlow Food Centre just outside town is worth a visit.
BTW, if you were 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.
Facilities DetailsThere's no parking at the castle, but follow the signs for Ludlow's long-stay car park.
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