Bishop's Castle, Shropshire

Home to the oldest brewery in England

Bishop's Castle maybe a small town but has a surprising number of breweries and pubs including The Three Tuns, the oldest microbrewery in the country. In the centre is the newly refurbished Town Hall with its one handed clock and the very unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches, which stands 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 many eating places and a lively events calendar - people just keep coming back.

Bishop's Castle has also become a Walkers Are Welcome award winning town along with its South Shropshire neighbour Church Stretton. The good folk of Bishop’s Castle organise a very popular annual walking festival.

If you would like to visit Bishops Castle and need accommodation and are interested in finding the best hotels, guest houses, bed and breakfasts or self catering, please click here.

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Please click here to view a map of Bishop's Castle town centre.

Attractions in Bishop's Castle

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Ralph Jandrell Pottery

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.

01938 561672

Accommodation in Bishop's Castle

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The Laurels

The Laurels is a gorgeous Grade II listed building in the heart of Bishop’s Castle, Shropshire. An idyllic location for any getaway in a house packed full of character and history.

£950.00 - £2600.00



The Coach House

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.

£90.00 - £120.00


01588 650846

Visit Britain Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Award Visit Britain Pets Welcome Award

The Old Cwm Barn

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.

£299.00 - £575.00


01588 640090

The Shippen

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

£495.00 - £570.00


07747 115 935

Mount Cottage

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

£240.00 - £385.00


01588 638288

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Sun Cottage

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.

£300.00 - £550.00


01588 650846

1 Stable Cottage

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

£235.00 - £380.00


01588 640028

The Castle Hotel

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!

£95.00 - £155.00


01588 638403

The AA Inn 4 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading Walker Friendly Cyclist Friendly Pet Friendly

Key Events in Bishop's Castle

Bishop's Castle Walking Festival


Three weeks of guided walks in beautiful unspoilt south-west Shropshire. Walks for everyone, from 1-15 miles with special walks on wild flowers, the dawn chorus, map reading, and much more. Booking essential.

Michaelmas Fair


Discover the changing tastes and colours of Autumn. With a wide variety of local craft stalls selling their produce and demonstrators of traditional crafts, there is something for everyone to see. Pick up an early Christmas present with original products not seen on the high street.

Bishop's Castle Visitor Information

Visitor Information Point - Located at The Town Hall. 

Town Hall, High St, Bishops Castle, SY9 5BG

E-mail: or Tel: 01588 630023

For more information about Shropshire, including Accommodation, Attractions and Activities, visit Shropshire Tourism

Events (Ongoing and Upcoming)

Jun 28

In Our Gallery- Carol Bowen & Gordon Bailey

With almost 70 combined years experience between them, Carol and Gordon display paintings in watercolour and pastel as well s beautiful photography.

Jul 22

The Big Butterfly Count

Discover and Explorers' Club Special- The Hungry Caterpillar and beautiful butterflies. 3-11 years old. Choose from several caterpillar and butterfly crafts and then go out into the meadows to see what we can...

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Latest News

Jul 07

Bridgnorth Cliff Railway Celebrates their 125th Birthday

On the 7th July 2017 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway will be celebrating the 125th anniversary of its opening by the Mayor of the time John Anderson in 1892.

Jul 06

Flypast and street food are on the menu at Cosford this month!

With just over two weeks to go until the annual Cosford Food Festival, organisers are gearing up for their biggest and best event yet! This year’s festival is packed with over 90 local food and drink...

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