About Bishop’s Castle


“Bishop’s Castle town
A real jewel in Shropshire’s crown
Very up and down.”


Bishop’s Castle Town Hall & Porch House by Jerry Hughes

Bishop’s Castle is surrounded by hills with far-reaching views over Shropshire and Powys – a walker’s paradise. However, this historic town can be reached in about 1½ hours from Birmingham or Chester, 2 hours from Manchester and 2 ½ hours from Oxford or Bristol.

Since its Norman roots, Bishop’s Castle has developed in a self-sufficient way.  It is an interesting little town to explore with independent shops, six pubs and two breweries, two museums, cafés and a range of accommodation in and around the town: www.bishopscastle.co.uk/tourism/.  With a well-established programme of festivals, music and arts, there’s a lot going on.

As we are a Walkers are Welcome town, Bishop’s Castle accommodation providers, pubs and cafés cope happily with muddy boots and bulky rucksacks.

See what the national press thinks about Bishop’s Castle:  https://www.theguardian.com/money/2017/feb/17/lets-move-to-bishops-castle-shropshire-pretty-town-enthusiasm?

Bishop’s Castle – interesting and colourful …