Local Shropshire Towns
Surrounded by an amphitheatre of hills, this very ancient town nestles cosily on the banks of the river. At its heart is a narrow, medieval stone bridge and the atmospheric ruins of a Norman castle which rise above the town.
"...one of the quietest places under the sun" A E Houseman
The shops in the town are a delight in their individuality - the majority are locally owned and managed and this makes for a very special visit.
The town has 2 banks, a post office and 3 grocery stores. Add to that a wonderful deli, several interesting cafes and 6 pubs . . . not to mention the 2 breweries!
Described by Betjemin as .."the most perfect town in England"
Ludlow and its castle are perched on a cliff above the picturesque River Teme in South Shropshire: the town breathes history at every turn. The town centre's ordered elegance is evidence of the 900 year old Norman planned town.
Ludlow is a lively and unspoilt market town with great spirit and an excellent reputation for food and drink. It also hosts great festivals and lots of events all year round.
Shrewsbury's most famous son, Charles Darwin (born in Shrewsbury) would still recognise the black & white timber buildings of his home town. Renowned to be one of England's most splendid heritage towns with over 600 listed buildings.
Explore Shrewsbury's picturesque cobbled alleys and squares, wander down to Shrewsbury's Quarry Park and simply watch the world go by while enjoying a drink by the river, or relax on a river boat cruise from Victoria Quay.