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.
Situated between the canal and Watling Street, from which it derives its name (Watling-town). Some interest attaches to it as a watering place, having its mineral springs and baths; also its churches, chapels, saving’s bank, &c., &c. About 3 miles south is the noble peak of the Wrekin, 1,320 feet above the plain, the top of which commands a most extensive prospect.
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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.