Ludlow Spring Festival

Barrels of Fun, Feasting, Live Music and Motors

WHERE CAN I PARK IN LUDLOW?

PARK & WALK

There will be Park & Walk facilities, and these will be signposted as you approach Ludlow from different directions. They are run separately from the Festival, by local clubs and charities.

Ludlow Rugby Club - park & Walk (SY8 1EE)

  • The gates will be open from:
    8.30am on Friday and Saturday, and 9am Sunday
  • Cost: £5 cash for parking
  • The approach to the Rugby Club is narrow and winding, please take extra care
  • PLEASE NOTE: the Castle is roughly an 8 minute walk from the Rugby Club, up a reasonably steep hill

BLUE BADGE PARKING

LUDLOW RUGBY CLUB - BLUE BADGE PARKING (SY8 1EE)
Over the Festival weekend, includes a free shuttle minibus service taking Blue Badge holder visitors up to the Castle.

Parking at the Rugby Club is £5 per car, cash only; the shuttle minibus is free. 

If you have special needs and require assistance, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to do what we can to help.

AROUND TOWN:
Parking for Blue Badge holders can also be found in the Castle Street Car Park off the Castle Square.
There are also a number of on-street Blue Badge car parking spaces but these do have time limits on them.

A list of car parks and information can be found here: Car Parks

PARK & RIDE

Further information on the Park & Ride facility will appear here a little closer to the event...

MAKING A WEEKEND OF IT…

ACCOMMODATION

Ludlow and the surrounding area offer a wide range of great places to stay - hotels, inns, B&Bs, cottages and campsites. Comprehensive visitor and accommodation information can be found on the Ludlow web site - www.ludlow.org.uk - or is available from Ludlow Visitor Information Centre Tel: 01584 875053.

Early booking is advisable.

(Please note the Festival is unable to advise or help you book accommodation.)

CAMPING & CAMPER VANS

HOW DO I GET TO LUDLOW?

BY ROAD

The A49 trunk road from Warrington (M6) in the north, through Shrewsbury and Hereford to Ross-on-Wye in the south gives good access to Ludlow.

From Birmingham, head west on the A456 through Kidderminster, or from the M5 leave at Junction 3 and join the A456 through Kidderminster. At Clows Top, the best route is to leave the A456, forking right on to the A4117, sign-posted Cleobury Mortimer.

BY RAIL

There is a fast and frequent train service to Ludlow, which is on the Manchester-Crewe-Cardiff line. From London Paddington and SW England there are good connections at Newport (South Wales) or Hereford; at Crewe, Manchester or Shrewsbury there are connections to the north of England, North Wales, the Midlands and Scotland.

There are also direct through trains to Ludlow from Chester, Holyhead, and north Wales, and from south and west Wales.

On all Arriva Train services you will also be able to purchase Rail and Festival entrance tickets in the station and on the train thus saving time once you reach the castle, please visit Arriva Trains Wales website for further information.

For telephone enquiries and bookings phone Ludlow Station Travel on 01584 877090; National Rail Enquiries on 08457 48 49 50 (or Welsh language 0845 60 40 500) or visit Traveline for information about times, routes, etc.

BY BUS

There are services to Ludlow from Birmingham, Shrewsbury, Kidderminster and Hereford, as well as from many smaller places in the immediate area. 

BY AIR

The nearest airport is Birmingham, approx 90 mins by car or by trains from Birmingham International station (via Shrewsbury), which is adjacent to the airport. Manchester, Liverpool, and Cardiff airports are also convenient, with good road and rail links.

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EVENTS IN LUDLOW

A chef doing a demonstration

11th, 12th & 13th
September 2020

Inside Ludlow Castle with more than 180 local food and drink producers and suppliers: real food, ale, cider, perry, wine and more from the Marches, with samples and tastings.

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A musician playing at ludlow spring festival

16th & 17th
May 2020

Held in Ludlow Castle, more than 200 real ales, 150 classic vehicles and live music all weekend. That’s not forgetting over 60 food and drink producers to discover!

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Happy walkers following the mangalonga walk

Sunday 9th
August 2020

A food and drink walk of approximately 8 miles adapted from our Italian twin town. A unique experience for food lovers and those wanting to explore the Ludlow landscape.

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