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 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

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

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

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Pets Welcome Award

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

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

Rorrington Hall Bed & Breakfast

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

01938 561820

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

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

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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)

Sep 21

Autumn Steam Gala

The return of our flagship steam gala in 2017, with its famed all-night running, array of visiting locomotives and intensive timetable. A great line-up of visiting locomotives supported by members of the Severn...

Sep 23

Open Air Cinema - Top Gun

Jumpsuits…check! Aviators…check! Pilots…engage screen! One of the most iconic aviation movies of all time ‘Top Gun’ will be showcased on a giant inflatable screen at the Royal...

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Latest News

Sep 18

New Manager appointed for Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre!

Grow Cook Learn, local charity running the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre, is delighted to announce the appointment of Grant Wilson as Manager of the charity. Grant has managed the National Trust's...

Sep 15

Prestigious Royal Award for Severn Valley Country Park Volunteer Group

Volunteers at a South Shropshire Country Park have been awarded the prestigious Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. The award, which was created in 2002 to mark the Monarch’s Golden Jubilee, is the...

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