LudlowTown Centre


If you don’t actually want to stay in Ludlow itself, the town is within easy reach of Bishops Castle, (25 minutes) and you can easily stay at The Castle Hotel and visit this lovely and ancient town at your leisure.

Ludlow and its Castle sit on the steep banks of the River Teme and the streets of the medieval walled town slope downward to the waters edge. This is perhaps one of Britain’s best-preserved medieval towns and The Bull Ring in the town centre was once the site of bull baiting events in the Middle Ages. With nearly 500 listed buildings including some fine examples of medieval and Tudor-style half-timbered buildings, Ludlow paints a striking picture and is well worth a days exploring.

There are antique shops to browse in and walks along the River Teme. The town host several events including the famous Ludlow Food Festival and the Ludlow Food Centre. The churchyard contains the ashes of A E Housman (poet and author of “A Shropshire Lad”).

Ludlow Castle has been described as “the epitome of what a castle ought to be“. Ludlow Castle still plays a vital part today as a venue for festivals and events and open air theatre. The Ludlow Food & Drink Festival is held every September, Ludlow Fringe Festival is held in June/July attracting performers from all over the world. In November the Medieval Christmas Fair is held locally.

One of Ludlow’s strengths is its wide and varied range of shops, mostly independently owned, including traditional family businesses where shopping for food, clothing, ironmongery, gifts, antiques, books and many specialist products is an enjoyable experience. There are also plenty of bookshops, antique shops, art galleries and craft shops that are well worth a visit.

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The Bedrooms

We have twelve lovely bedrooms, all en-suite, TV, pillows, sheets, all mod cons you see. And all suffused with that "away from it all" feeling. Some bedrooms have lovely views of the town and the surrounding hills, and others look out over the fabulous hotel gardens.

The Gardens

The gardens really are a feature in their own right. South facing, you gaze over the top of the little town to the big hills beyond, serenaded by the tinkling waterfall in the adjoining lily ponds. Have lunch in style on the extensive decking area with seating for over 50 guests, shaded by vine-covered arbours.

Things To Do

With various activities to do close by you will never be short of things to do during your stay ion Shropshire at The Castle Hotel. Take a lazy stroll around the ancient cobbled streets of Bishops Castle or for the more energetic activities try some walking or cycling around the surrounding hills.

Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle is a small and ancient market town encircled by the South Shropshire Hills, and is only a few miles from the Welsh Border. It is approximately equidistant from Shrewsbury and Ludlow It therefore makes the perfect place to start your exploration of this beautiful corner of Britain.


Shropshire may be one of the countries quietest counties but don’t be deceived- there´s still plenty to see and do. Shropshire has over 90 places to visit – historic houses and castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge Gorge, and several National Trust properties nearby, including Powis Castle and Attingham Hall.

What our visitors say

  • 3 night stay - perfect - Food absolutely lovely, staff friendly - perfect mini break with our dog. Glorious countryside, wonderful walks - would highly recommend, thank you we will certainly come back. Maria x Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

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  • We stayed with a group of friends to take part in the Bishops Castle Challenge Walk. Everything about the hotel was great. Rooms, food, very friendly and helpful staff . A good location for exploring the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Definitely a hotel to come back to. Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple

  • We stayed at The Castle Hotel for one night. Our room was fantastic with a beautiful view down to the village. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Fabulous garden with a great panoramic view of the village. Our evening meal with lovely as well as breakfast. We will be back for longer next time. Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple