Ludlow, nestling in the Shropshire Hills, is a lovely historic town with some super shops and cafes and a wonderful market. If any of you watched 'Countryfile' on BBC1 last night you will recognize the market from the photo below.
Ludlow is well known as a 'foodie' town; it's shops and markets are full of wonderful, local produce and there is a modern food centre on the Shrewsbury road on the outskirts of the town. The building at the top left of the photograph houses the Ludlow Information Centre and Museum. We did have a browse around - it's free admission - and found it was a very interesting local museum with a super geology collection.
When we first arrived we stopped for coffee on Church Street before setting off to look at some of the buildings around the town. Ludlow is noted for its timber framed buildings some of which we managed to photograph.
The Feathers is probably the most well-known of these lovely buildings - below are some more
De Grey's tea rooms and town house on Broad Street - further down the street we found the lovely building below
and the wool shop, too!
We also had a wander around the Antique and Flea market in the Ludlow College building before heading towards our main goal - the castle.
We had a good look around here and had lunch in the wonderful Castle Tea Rooms. I think the castle deserves a post of its own so I'll be back with more.