Ludlow is situated in Shropshire and is very much a traditional market town. This picturesque town is also home to a medieval English castle that is believed to date back to 1066. In addition to Ludlow Castle, other popular attractions in the area include the breadth of architecture, which can be found throughout the city. The river that meanders its way past Ludlow is also quite the site to see and makes for a relaxing walk while in the area. Of course, no visit to Ludlow would be complete without stopping by the market for which the town is so well known.
Ludlow is a market town within the area of Shropshire. The town is close to the border between England and Wales. The town of Ludlow lies in the bend of the River Teme and it is located on the eastern bank of the River Teme. The town of Ludlow covers an area of about three hundred and fifty acres and the town is centred on a small hill.
At the top of the hill is the site of Ludlow Castle and the market place. From the here the streets within the town, which dates back to the medieval times slope both northwards towards the River Corve and backwards towards the River Teme. Ludlow is a sheltered area beneath the Clee Hills that are clearly visible form the town.
The town of Ludlow has a population of about ten thousand and this makes Ludlow one of the largest towns within the region of South Shropshire. Ludlow is home to the headquarters for the district council.
The town of Ludlow has a wealth of historic buildings and there are over five hundred listed buildings. The town has some fine examples of medieval and Tudor style buildings that are half made of timber and an example of one of these buildings is the Feathers Hotel.
In 1980 there was a massive extension made to the road system within the local areas in the way of a bypass. Kenneth Clarke opened the bypass. The bypass was built east of the town and it served as a way to divert traffic from the A49 and this allowed a lot of traffic including a vast amount of heavy lorries to avoid the centre of the town.