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A small market town in Shropshire, England; population about 9000. It is noted for its eating places - in fact, despite its small size it has more Michelin guide restaurants than anywhere else in Britain except for London.

The centre of the town is built on top of a hill overlooking the River Teme. At one end of the town is Ludlow Castle; this is 900 years old and, as you might expect, only ruins remain. The main street is narrow and winding and has many fine shops including a delicatessen, antiques shops, bookshops, game butchers and an excellent market.

St Laurence's church is one of the largest parish churches in England and is also known for being the burial place of A.E. Housman. It's worth climbing to the top of its tower for the views of the town and the surrounding countryside.

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