Ludlow, Shropshire Developed as a planned town around Ludlow Castle in the 12th century, Ludlow was strategically important during medieval times as the seat of the Council of Wales and the Marches and continued to prosper (surviving the decline of the wool trade) as an administrative centre until the late 17th  century. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the town expanded and numerous coaching inns and public houses supported travellers by stage and mail coach, some of the inns and houses survive today. By the late 20th century, tourism had grown and antique and art dealers appeared, catering to those visiting the local market, castle, and its nearly 500 listed historic buildings. Some have portions which date from the 12th century, others have newer façades, while others retain their original appearance including some remarkable medieval and Tudor half-timber buildings. Today, Ludlow has found a fine balance between its role as a vibrant market town and the location of numerous tourist-worthy heritage buildings.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
by David E. Moon
© David E. Moon, 2018  All rights reserved
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Ludlow, Shropshire Developed as a planned town around Ludlow Castle in the 12th century, Ludlow was strategically important during medieval times as the seat of the Council of Wales and the Marches and continued to prosper (surviving the decline of the wool trade) as an administrative centre until the late 17th  century. In the 18th and 19th centuries, the town expanded and numerous coaching inns and public houses supported travellers by stage and mail coach, some of the inns and houses survive today. By the late 20th century, tourism had grown and antique and art dealers appeared, catering to those visiting the local market, castle, and its nearly 500 listed historic buildings. Some have portions which date from the 12th century, others have newer façades, while others retain their original appearance including some remarkable medieval and Tudor half-timber buildings. Today, Ludlow has found a fine balance between its role as a vibrant market town and the location of numerous tourist-worthy heritage buildings.
A Sense of Place:  Travel, Photography, and Photo-art
© David E. Moon, 2014  All rights reserved
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