Bishops Castle, Shropshire

Bishops Castle is a small town built on a south-facing hill, with a population of around 1500. Centred on the High and Church streets, which climb from the parish Church. You can admire the Town Hall and many other historic buildings and the unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches, which is supported by wooden posts over a cobbled alley.

There are two museums celebrating local history and the railway. Lots of lovely traditional shops, butchers, grocers, ironmongers, as well as bookshops, handmade furniture and art galleries line the main street.

The number of pubs reminds us that Bishop's Castle was once a drovers town - a watering hole for both them and their cattle on their way to market. With two breweries, many eating places and a lively events calendar - people keep coming back.

Bishop's Castle has also become a Walkers Are Welcome award winning town along with its South Shropshire neighbour Church Stretton.

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Attractions in Bishop's Castle

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Opening 5th May 2015. If you are looking for something genuinely hand crafted and locally made, either for your home or as a special gift, please visit Ralph Jandrell Pottery.

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The unusually named Bog Centre, is the old school house and one of last remaining buildings from The Bog Village, demolished in 1972.

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Accommodation in Bishop's Castle

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Formerly the Sun Inn, our ancient building has been providing guests with hospitality for centuries. We provide quality accommodation with luxurious beds and well appointed rooms. We have a licensed bar and dining room for residents, serving homemade food using local and seasonal ingredients.

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Visit Britain Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award Visit England Breakfast Award

Cosy cottage with south facing walled garden. Beautifully converted and equipped from 17th Century stone barn. Short walk from flourishing market town.

01588 638288     Contact via Email    

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Pets Welcome Award

The Castle Hotel has been offering great value accommodation since 1719. So we've had a lot of practice you see. One of the first Landlords was Clive of India!

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The AA Inn 4 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading Walker Friendly Cyclist Friendly Pet Friendly Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

A delightful 18th Century, stone built barn conversion situated close to the owners' farmhouse on a 4.5 acre smallholding with rare breed pigs, sheep, ducks, chickens and a wildlife pond, on the outskirts of the hamlet of Mainstone.

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Shropshire Tourism Price Promise Sykes Cottages

Sun Cottage is a characterful grade 2 listed building, nestled in the conservation village of Norbury which is in the South Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or AONB.

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Sykes Cottages

This end-terrace holiday cottage is ideally located in the ancient town of Bishop’s Castle in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

01588 640028     Contact via Email    

Sykes Cottages

Right on the Shropshire Way, The Shippen is the perfect rural getaway for 2-4 people in a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

07747 115 935     Contact via Email    

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