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Area Guide for Ludlow

Ludlow lies beneath the shelter of the Clee Hills surrounded by beautiful rural countryside. It is the largest town in South Shropshire lying close to the Welsh border and 22 miles north of Hereford. The oldest part of the town is walled and lies within a bend of the River Teme.

There are nearly 500 listed buildings in Ludlow and the original medieval street layout survives to this day almost unchanged. Castle Square, in its midst, hosts an open air market four days a week.

In the 18th and 19th centuries Ludlow was a fashionable social centre. County families built elegant Georgian brick houses along the wider medieval streets; which can still be seen along Broad Street, Mill Street and Dinham. Ludlow's level of trade and wealth can be gauged by the development of many of the coaching inns and hotels during the 16th & 17th centuries. The Angel Inn, The Bull Hotel and The Feathers Hotel are all fine examples.

The Ludlow Festival has been held annually during the summer since 1960. An open area within the famous Ludlow Castle, dating back to 1086, serves as the stage and backdrop for various Shakespearean plays.

Ludlow has become a gastronomic centre and hosts the annual prestigious Ludlow Food Festival. It has a number of traditional butchers, bakers, a regular farmers' market and a range of specialist food shops. It also has its own brewery.

Ludlow's railway station is located about five minutes' walk from the town centre and provides regular services to Shrewsbury, Hereford, Newport, Cardiff and Manchester.

Ludlow's racecourse is situated just off the A49 a mile north of the town.

Ludlow is surrounded by the picturesque villages of Leintwardine, Wigmore, Orleton, Luston and Brimfield and the Clee Hill villages, approached by the A4117, with their amazing views en route are Clee Hill village itself, Doddington and Cleobury Mortimer.

Transport

Schools

Primary Schools

St Laurence CofE Primary School

Jockeyfield
Ludlow
SY8 1TP

Telephone: 01584 872766

Ages: 3-11

      Level4
      English 92%
      Mathematics 96%
      Science 92%
      Aggregates
      2008 84%
      2009 88%
      2010 91%
      2011 68%
      2012 68%
      2013 92%
      Ludlow Junior School

      Clee View
      Ludlow
      SY8 1HX

      Telephone: 01584 873602

      Ages: 7-11

          Level4
          English 80%
          Mathematics 71%
          Science 86%
          Aggregates
          2008 61%
          2009 64%
          2010 58%
          2011 68%
          2012 64%
          2013 66%
          Bishop Hooper Church of England Primary

          Ashford Carbonel
          Ludlow
          SY8 4BX

          Telephone: 01584 831110

          Ages: 5-11

              Level4
              English 91%
              Mathematics 82%
              Science 91%
              Aggregates
              2008 NA
              2009 NA
              2010 69%
              2011 NA
              2012 67%
              2013 82%
              Bitterley CofE Primary School (Aided)

              Bitterley
              Ludlow
              SY8 3HF

              Telephone: 01584 890228

              Ages: 5-11

                  Level4
                  English 94%
                  Mathematics 94%
                  Science 100%
                  Aggregates
                  2008 86%
                  2009 81%
                  2010 80%
                  2011 70%
                  2012 90%
                  2013 88%
                  Clee Hill Community Primary School

                  Tenbury Road
                  Clee Hill
                  Ludlow
                  SY8 3NE

                  Telephone: 01584 890384

                  Ages: 5-11

                      Level4
                      English 90%
                      Mathematics 80%
                      Science 90%
                      Aggregates
                      2008 40%
                      2009 67%
                      2010 68%
                      2011 76%
                      2012 76%
                      2013 65%
                      Orleton CofE Primary School

                      Orleton
                      Ludlow
                      SY8 4HQ

                      Telephone: 01568 780366

                      Ages: 5-11

                          Level4
                          English 100%
                          Mathematics 87%
                          Science 100%
                          Aggregates
                          2008 71%
                          2009 80%
                          2010 75%
                          2011 85%
                          2012 73%
                          2013 87%

                          Secondary Schools

                          Ludlow Church of England School

                          Bromfield Road
                          Burway
                          Ludlow
                          SY8 1GJ

                          Telephone: 01584 872691

                          Ages: 11-16

                              Achievements
                              Level 1 98%
                              Level 2 76%
                              Aggregates
                              2008 56
                              2009 52
                              2010 55%
                              2011 57%
                              2012 48%
                              2013 59%

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