Ludlow is a parliamentary borough, standing on a beautiful bend of the Teme, in Shropshire, but close to the borders of Herefordshire, from which the river divides it.
A town of some importance, situated near the northern base of the Wenlock Edge, a range of limestone hills extending about 14 miles to the sonth-west. Population, 21,590. The splendid remains of a cluniac monastery, consisting of the church and part of the chapter-house, should be seen. Besides the church, with a library in connection therewith, it has its philanthropic institutions, together with the usual characteristics of a well regulated chartered town.
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This fine old capital of Shropshire, and parliamentary town, is 42 miles beyond Birmingham, 161¾ miles from London by the North Western (or 171 via Birmingham), and 171 by the Great Western.