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St Laurence's Church

2 College Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN, England
+44 1584 872073
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Beautiful and interesting church

This is a lovely place with a lot of interesting features. The best of these is the misericords... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Sue C
High Wycombe, United Kingdom
via mobile
Towering church

Called the cathedral of the Marches, St Lawrence's is a masterpiece of a church. The tower is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Leicester, United Kingdom
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'The Cathedral of the Marches' 'Very fayre and large and richly adorned and taken for the fairest in all these quarters.' John Leyland One of only 18 churches given a FIVE STAR rating by Simon Jenkins in England's Thousand Best Churches.
  • Excellent72%
  • Very good25%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“stained glass” (51 reviews)
“choir stalls” (30 reviews)
“bell tower” (14 reviews)
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2 College Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN, England
+44 1584 872073
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lovely place with a lot of interesting features. The best of these is the misericords - well worth taking the time to look at each one. There are also concerts here, but we didn't attend one.

1  Thank Sue C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Called the cathedral of the Marches, St Lawrence's is a masterpiece of a church. The tower is visible from miles around, and the external architecture is superb, whilst the interior has style and gives the traveler an insight into its history

Thank KevinSadler2364
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I live in Ludlow and I am a practicing Christian but even if youre of a different faith or, no faith at all, I recommend anyone to visit this beautiful church. Steeped in history. A little bit of heaven on earth.

1  Thank Wizzy44
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

St Laurence Church is tucked away in the lovely town of Ludlow and is the largest parish church in Shropshire it is well worth a visit. To listen to the church bells is absolutlely wonderful and there is nothing nicer to relax with a coffee...More

Thank Margaret T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having just visited the Ludlow Castel and looked acroos to the church tower earlier the same day, the impact of climbing up the tower and realizing HOW much taller it is than the Castle was wonderful. Definitely do Castle first! Only £4 charge which helps...More

Thank catharinebm
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I know I am prejudiced, as I live only 100yds from this wonder church. Listening to the bells and the wonderful view from the tower makes me have goosebumps. It is a magical experience.

Thank fitzhamon
Reviewed 16 July 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed going up the tower. 200 steps. Very narrow and constantly going around on itself all the way up. There is a vertical rope all the way up to hold onto to make you feel a bit more secure. Good views up the top....More

Thank Elaine163
Reviewed 15 July 2017

Lovely, well-maintained church with a high tower. Tower is a strenuous 201 steps up a narrow, spiral stone staircase. Excellent views from top which is significantly higher than the castle. Right in the centre of Ludlow.

Thank pd7
Reviewed 12 July 2017

Delightful church, lovely stained glass, and the Bell Tower visit was memorable. Narrow and tight, not everyone's 'cup of tea', but with the chance to catch your breath at the level of the bell ringers' platform, then at the bells themselves, it was quite manageable....More

Thank John M
Reviewed 12 July 2017

A beautiful church, well worth a visit. A climb up to the top of the tower costs about £2 and is well worth it. The views are wonderful especially on a sunny day

Thank len m
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