Shropshire Council

Ludlow VIC

Your journey of discovery begins here!

The VIC

The VIC is ideally situated on Mill Street in the Ludlow Assembly Rooms, not far from Ludlow's famous castle. Whatever you need from us, let us know. Whether it's directions or a brochure request, we'll make your visit to Ludlow easy for you. 

Information is available on where to eat, what to do, what's on, how to get there and much, much more - with leaflets to take away. The friendly volunteer staff will help you make the most of your visit. The visitor information centre can supply details on guided walks and public transport. 

Contact information

Find us close to the castle:

Visitor Information Centre 
Ludlow Assembly Rooms 
Mill Street 
Ludlow 
SY8 1AS 

  • Tel: 01584 875053 
  • Email: visitors@ludlowassemblyrooms.co.uk

Opening hours

Monday-Saturday: usually staffed from 10am – 4pm.
Sundays: closed 

The visitor information centre is run by Ludlow Assembly Rooms by agreement with Shropshire Council.

A historic town

Ludlow is one of the finest historic towns in England with a wealth of beautiful period buildings, mainly Georgian or half timbered. There's plenty to see, with over 500 listed buildings, some dating as far back as medieval times.

Ludlow Castle

Centrepiece to the town is the dramatic 11th Century Ludlow Castle. During the summer the outdoor Shakespeare theatre performances are not to be missed, and there are many other events throughout the year.

St. Laurence's Church

Nearby, the cathedral-like church of St. Laurence is said to be one of the largest in England. Discover links to a famous poet and a rare Jesse window. Also not to be missed is a climb of the tower for a stunning uninterrupted view of the town and the south Shropshire landscapes beyond.

Interesting streets

Visitors should take some time to explore the numerous lanes and back streets packed with history and art, book and craft shops.

Dining

Ludlow is home to some of the finest dining in the country; why not sample some of the excellent food on offer, from fine dining to one of the many excellent local food outlets.

Markets

Come to one of the craft, farmers' or traditional markets just outside the door of the VIC.

Outdoor activities

Other ideas and things to do in and around Ludlow include cycling, horse riding, walking and hiking.

Festivals

During the year there are many festivals taking place such as: