A small market town centred amongst unspoilt hills, Bishops Castle puts the country in countryside. The remarkable 18th century Town Hall stands at the top of the main street and is the centre of most of the town’s activities and events. The Castle Hotel sits a-top the high street hill on the site of the ancient Norman castle that once defended the area from the marauding Welsh Celts.
Bishops castle is a close-knit and friendly town surrounded by Shropshire’s outstanding natural beauty. Home to two popular Shropshire breweries, including the oldest licensed brewery in the country. Venture through the town centre and you’ll be surrounded with a series of independent and alternative shops, from market stalls, antique, gift, art, artisan, books, jewellery and clothing shops. Bishops Castle offers a wide variety of cafes, delis and restaurants.
The antiquated Shropshire town is surrounded by other alluring Shropshire towns and villages, including Clun, Church Stretton, Ludlow, Welshpool and Shrewsbury.
These nearby towns and villages host a series of festivals throughout the year including; the Mojo Festival, Bishops Castle Arts Festival, Bishops Castle Walking Festival, Bishops Castle Real Ale Trail, Bishops Castle Party in the Park, The Clun Beer Festival, Clun Carnival, and much more. If you’re planning to attend any of these amazing festivals, why not stay at The Castle Hotel at Bishops Castle.
Constructed from the ruins of Bishops Castle in 1719, The Castle Hotel has been a site where people have been living and working for over 1,000 years. Bishops Castle produces some of the best beer across Shropshire. Just a stone’s throw away from The Castle Hotel are two Real Ale Breweries, The Three Tuns and The Six Bells with a further 16 micro-breweries within a 25-mile radius. To enjoy the most of Shropshire’s beer, make sure you book your stay at The Castle Hotel and take part in the Real Ale Trail.
Bishops Castle is surrounded by acres of magnificent scenery and is situated on the edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). Covering a quarter of Shropshire, Shropshire Hills showcase stunning views from the Stiperstones, the plateau of the Long Mynd, the landscape of the Clee Hills & Coverdale to The Wrekin, Wenlock Edge and the Clun Valley and Clun Forest. Stay at the Castle Hotel and don’t miss out on one of UK’s unique Areas of Natural Beauty.
Despite having a rural location, Bishops Castle has great surrounding road links. Shrewsbury, Telford, Wolverhampton and Birmingham are all commutable via bus, train, and car and are the perfect locations for family days out, shopping trips, and nights away with friends.
Whenever you plan a trip to Shropshire, make sure you stay at a Shropshire County Hotel and Inn. Each hotel and inn are designed to give you the best Shropshire experience.
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