This 900-year-old Norman town boasts an 11th century castle and over 500 Georgian and half-timbered Tudor heritage buildings.
Castle Street, Ludlow
Tel (01584) 875053
Open Jan-Mar Mon-Sat 10am-5pm; Apr-Oct Mon-Sat 10am-5pm, Sun 10.30am-5pm; Nov-Dec Mon-Sat 10am-5pm
The train is the best way to get to Ludlow. Arriva Trains Wales stops in Ludlow en route between Cardiff and Crewe. There are direct services to Shrewsbury, Hereford and Abergavenny. Change at Crewe for trains to Chester and Manchester and at Shrewsbury for trains to Aberystwyth and Birmingham (New Street).
This 900-year-old castle has a long history that spans Norman, Medieval and Tudor periods. It was involved in the War of the Roses before becoming a royal palace and the seat of government for Wales and the Border Counties.
Tel (01584) 873355
Open Jan Sat-Sun 10am-4pm; Feb-Mar 10am-4pm daily; Apr-Jul 10am-5pm daily; Aug 10am-7pm daily; Sep 10am-5pm daily; Oct-Dec 10am-4pm daily