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
Accommodation in Bishop's Castle
The Coach House Norbury is a modern country inn offering superior bed & breakfast, dinner and drinks. Our friendly team are dedicated to quality food & drink and making sure you have the best time possible when you are with us.
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.
Rorrington Hall, lies between Shropshire and the Welsh borders, stands in its own gardens and grounds with views over countryside of outstanding natural beauty, well away from main roads. En suite bedrooms each have a king size four poster bed and are furnished with antiques.
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