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St Laurence's Church

2 College Street, Ludlow SY8 1AN, England
+44 1584 872073
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Full of history.

The church is full of history brought to life by a guided tour. The stained glass windows tell a... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
via mobile
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I had a friend over to visit and as it was a wet day we decided to go into the church. It's an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Shropshire, 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 5 days ago via mobile

The church is full of history brought to life by a guided tour. The stained glass windows tell a very good story. A proper medieval church. At night the bells rang There's no place like home.

Thank DTWinfield1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I had a friend over to visit and as it was a wet day we decided to go into the church. It's an extremely large church and my friend was very impressed by the beautiful stained glass windows. It was very peaceful (despite many visitors)...More

Thank shropshiretraveller9
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Saint Lawrence is a beautiful church. You can book to see performance at the church. They are fantastic. In the day you can walk to top of the tower which gives you a fantastic view of Ludlow. The steps are very narrow and it's difficult...More

Thank 602clairej
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This stunning and beautiful church dedicated to St Laurence, an early Christian martyr, towers over the pretty little town of Ludlow, in Shropshire. He was executed during the reign of the Roman emperor, Valerian, who like many of his ilk turned on the church to...More

1  Thank jollyrobert
Reviewed 13 August 2017 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 10 August 2017

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 9 August 2017

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 4 August 2017

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 August 2017

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

1  Thank catharinebm
Reviewed 22 July 2017 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
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