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Getting Here & Where to Stay

Discover easy travel routes, where to park and cozy accommodation for your trip to Ludlow Spring.

Where can I park in Ludlow?

Park & Walk

There will be Park & Walk facilities over the Festival weekend, and these will be signposted as you approach Ludlow from different directions. They are run separately from the Festival, by local clubs and charities, with all income going directly to the clubs.

Ludlow Cricket Club
Burway Lane, Ludlow, SY8 1DT Parking open Friday, Saturday & Sunday.
£5 cash only. With all proceeds going to this community club.

Park & Ride

Please note: the Park & Ride service is operated by the Council, not the Spring Festival. The town's Park & Ride service will operate during its normal hours on Friday & Saturday only. There is no town Park & Ride service on Sunday.

For operating hours, please visit the Council's website: Council's website >

Staying for the weekend?


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 Visit Shropshire Hills website >

Please note: The Festival is unable to advise or help you book accommodation.

Early booking is advisable.

Camping and Camper vans

Camping is available at Ludlow Rugby Club - this is run by the community club and all proceeds go directly to them.

You can find more information here: Rugby Club Camping >

Motor homes / Camper vans

Ludlow Cricket Club
This is run by the community club and all proceeds go directly to them. Facilities are limited; for more information call Phil Parker on: 07974 767518.

You can find more information about the location on the Cricket Club website>


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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