Bishops Castle is an attractive and lively border market town with origins back
to the 12th century. The town boasts two breweries, many good pubs and
restaurants, excellent food and provision shops as well as crafts, antique and book shops, swimming pool, sports and arts centre, a weekly farmers market and an antique flea market, Down the high street are buildings belonging to every period of the
towns history from around the early 14th century to the present day.
We offer three self contained and fully equipped holiday properties to let:
GROOM'S RESIDENCE: Sleeps two, comfortable and well equipped accommodation close to the centre of this small, attractive market town. Beamed lounge with cosy fireplace and dining area, small fully fitted kitchen and ground floor shower room. A pretty double bedroom on the first floor. Small romantic hideaway for two!
COACH HOUSE: Sleeps four, adjoining the Groom's Residence, offering comfortable and fully equipped accommodation, a quality conversion of the old coach house. This property sleeps four with one double and one twin bedroom, lounge with fireplace and patio door, dining kitchen and downstairs shower room.
GARDEN COTTAGE: Sleeps up to six, garden wing of the owners large detached Victorian house offering excellent holiday accommodation The property is in an elevated position and has wonderful views across the Shropshire countryside. Lounge with patio door to garden, dining kitchen and upstairs shower room. One triple and one double bedroom upstairs and sleeping for one downstairs.
CLAREMONT HOUSE: We offer bed & breakfast at Claremont House, all en-suite with TV and tea / coffee facilities and hairdryers. From £60 for double / twin room per night with full English breakfast or vegetarian option. Luggage transfers. Please email or telephone us for availability and we will be pleased to help.
Private off-road car parking, safe indoor storage for cycles etc., washing and drying facilities for walkers / cyclists clothes, boots etc., local services and public houses are close by. Free Wi-Fi available.
The town has free parking on streets and in car parks and has no roundabouts, traffic lights or major one way systems.
Medieval towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury, the world famous Iron Bridge, and the walking country of Offas Dyke, Long Mynd, Stiperstones and Wenlock Edge are but a short drive away. Activities nearby include fishing, gliding, golf, riding and tennis.
This is unspoilt hill country, the Stiperstones, a three mile long outcrop of quartzite, abounds in local myth and legend and offers panoramic views into Wales. Equally dramatic are the views from Offa's Dyke, the great defensive rampart and ditch that once divided England and Wales. High in hills the at the Bog and Snailbeach are lead mines
dating from Roman times until 19th Century.
Bishops Castle is a "Walkers are Welcome" town and a special effort is made to ensure public footpaths are in good order. www.walkersarewelcome.co.uk
"Walking for Pleasure" long and short walk leaflets are available from the Visitor Information Centre and downloadable from the town website www.bishopscastle.co.uk
The town provides a unique centre for the exploration of the South Shropshire uplands. Walk or cycle through the hills and along the Marches, the old, wild border country between England and Wales.
The Three Tuns Brewery: Salop Street, famous as the oldest brewery in the UK, featuring a miniature Victorian tower brewhouse with a gravity process still in use today producing fine, traditional beers. Brewery tours can be arranged.
Six Bells Brewery: At the other end of the town near the church.
Bishops Castle Rail & Transport Museum: The museum, in School Lane off the High Street, shows the colourful history of the town’s railway which ran from Craven Arms and closed in 1935. It also shows examples of the local road transport during the same period. The museum is run by volunteer members of the Bishop’s Castle Railway Society. Open Easter to end of October, Sat and Sun 2.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. In addition at all public holidays and local town events. Admission free but donations welcome.
House on Crutches Museum: Opposite Town Hall, delightful museum illustrating a lively picture of life in this border town which has had a market since 1128.
Which ever way you turn out of our town, it is all on the doorstep.