The historic town of Ludlow sits among the rolling countryside of the county of Shropshire, England - Welsh Border Country. Travelling from Chester in the North, Ludlow is reached via the A49 between Shrewsbury and Hereford, passing by the delightful Shropshire hills known as the Long Mynd. However, resist the temptation to leave the car and walk those "Blue remembered Hills” at least for a while.
Protected by both the rivers Teme and Corve, the town of Ludlow and Ludlow Castle stand on high ground, able to resist attack from would be invaders from over the Welsh Border. Being less than 10 miles from Wales the threat had to be taken seriously. However it was some 900 years ago when the sons of the Marcher Lord, Walter de Lacy, began to build their castle fortress. The stone for Ludlow Castle was readily available, being quarried from the castle's own site, and water was obtained from a deep well within the castle walls. All the walls are to no avail, however, as the Welsh and indeed many others "invade" this beautiful market town on a regular basis.
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