About Bishop’s Castle

 

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

Bishop's Castle High Street by Jerry Hughes

Bishop’s Castle High Street 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 cafes 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?

 

House on Crutches Museum

House on Crutches Museum

Morris Dancers in the High Street

Morris Dancers in the High Street

High Street phone box, dressed for the 2016 Michaelmas Fair

High Street phone box, dressed for the 2016 Michaelmas Fair