Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Ludlow (A Coach Trip in Ludlow)

"Ludlow" is the destination of a Coach Trip devised and led by Blue Badge Guide Colin Crosby, of Colin Crosby Heritage Tours, leaving at 8am and returning about 8pm. It features a Guided Walk around Ludlow and a commentary along the way.

These excursions are an enjoyable way of soaking up some Local History.

The coach leaves for the excursion from St. Margarets Bus Station in Leicester.

Ludlow is a delightful old market town in Shropshire, and is full of picturesque black and white timber-framed houses. It has an enviable reputation for food.

Sir John Betjeman believed Ludlow to be the most attractive town in England, and Alec Clifton Taylor reckoned Broad Street to be one of the finest streets in the land.

Ludlow is enclosed on two sides by the rivers Teme and Corve, limiting the amount of land available for possible development.

The Norman castle was built by Roger de Montgomery on the highest point, overlooking the rivers, as a stronghold against the Welsh. The town was for many years the meeting place for the Council of the Marches.

St. Laurence's Church, whose unusually high tower is visible for miles, is one of only two in England with a hexagonal porch. The ashes of A.E.Housman, the poet whose well-known "A Shropshire Lad" contains many references to Ludlow, are buried outside the church.

Ludlow was a walled town. Some of the walls are still in place, and there is one remaining town gate, known as Broad Gate, at the bottom of Broad Street.

One of the best-known buildings of Ludlow is the Feathers, a spectacular black and white inn dating from the Middle Ages, while the Bull opposite is even older.

Ludlow Castle was home to Prince Arthur and his wife Catherine of Aragon. When he died Catherine married his younger brother, who went on to become Henry VIII. It was also the home of the ill-fated Prince Edward, who was briefly Edward V before his uncle Richard III became king.

The visit to Ludlow is on Market Day

Dates, costs and where to meet

A place on 'Ludlow' costs £21.00 per person, or £21.00 if paying in advance. The coach trip begins at St. Margarets Bus Station, and is running on:

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