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.
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Please click here to view a map of Bishop's Castle town centre.
Attractions in Bishop's Castle
Accommodation in Bishop's Castle
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
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.
£95.00 - £99.00
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
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 01588 630023
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