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Ludlow

Ludlow was described by John Betjeman as "the loveliest town in England" and by Country Life as "the most vibrant small town in the Country".

Ludlow also has a decent reputation for its locally sourced food and its restaurants.

Ludlow has a lively market, food fairs, speciality food shops and more restaurants and Inns than you can shake a cocktail stick at.

With over 500 listed buildings, mainly Georgian or half-timbered, Ludlow is a feast for the eyes.

Once the home of Kings, Ludlow Castle has been described as "the epitome of what a castle ought to be" - the castle dominated life in Ludlow for centuries. As a venue for festivals and events and open air theatre Ludlow Castle still plays a vital part today.

The Ludlow Museum gives a history of the town. St Laurence's Church is the custodian of the Ashes of A.E.Housman, the celebrated poet and author of "A Shropshire Lad".

Ludlow hosts a number of festivals and fairs each year. The Ludlow Marches Food & Drink Festival is held every September, Ludlow Festival is held in June/July attracting performers from all over the world and, in November, the Medieval Christmas Fair is held here.

Set in the beautiful rolling hills of south Shropshire, Ludlow is well placed for a visit being on the Welsh and Herefordshire borders only 45 mins west of Birmingham.

Our Main Showroom is here located in a Georgian shop on the northern approach to the old town.

 

Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings.

With a population of around 100,000, Shrewsbury is the county town for Shropshire, England.

Set amidst glorious countryside near to the Welsh Borders, it is one of England's finest medieval market towns. The town centre is packed with timber-framed black & white buildings, steep narrow streets and alleyways.

In fact it boasts over 600 listed buildings including the Castle, now a regimental museum and the world-famous Shrewsbury Abbey, home of the fictional Brother Cadfael.

Charles Darwin was born and educated in Shrewsbury and all around you will find reminders of his association with the town.

The River Severn forms a loop around the town centre offering gentle riverside walks or you can enjoy a trip on the new pleasure boat Sabrina. Next to the river you can relax in the beautiful Quarry Park., location for the annual Shrewsbury Flower Show.

Continuing on the floral theme, due to the proliferation of plants and blooms, particularly in the summer months, Shrewsbury is often referred to as the "Town of Flowers".

In 2006 the town was awarded a Gold Medal in the National Britain in Bloom Competition.

Our Shrewsbury branch is located on the historic Wyle Cop, the old southern approach to the old town near the English Bridge.