A popular High school and several small rural church-affiliated schools with good Ofsted ratings; independent co-ed school Moor Park is highly acclaimed.
Walkers will love the craggy surrounding hills and Marches shielding the ruins of iron-age forts and two sites of Special Scientific Interest. Outdoor and community life are the draw here, look for art galleries rather than cinema, cricket pitches over gym chains.
Ludlow station sits on the Manchester to Cardiff line, with connecting services to Birmingham, and the M6 motorway close by (with a new link planned to the M54 to speed up journeys to the north). The town runs an innovative co-wheels scheme whereby if you arrive by train you can hire a car by the hour or day, as you need it.
The annual Food and Drink festival and Festive fayre are a major attraction, with plenty of art-based events year-round at the Assembly Rooms.
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Steeped in history and oozing charm, the town is renowned for its antique shops, Norman castle and architectural splendour, as well as a very modern reputation as a foodie capital, with the world-renowned annual Ludlow Food Festival.