Bishop's Castle

Bishop’s Castle was voted one of Britain’s Top Ten Market Towns in 2011 by Lonely Planet Magazine. The small market town located in the South Shropshire is surrounded by unspoilt countryside. Famously known for their real ales and some of the best walking routes including the Shropshire Hills, Kerry Ridgeway, Offa’s Dyke and the ‘BC Ring’ all run through or near the town.

Bishop’s Castle is loved by visitors who seek peace and tranquility and in search for something a little unusual. A collection of arts, crafts, independent shops and a farmers market, with a unique mix of architecture can be found on the high street. At the top of the town you can still find remains of the old castle wall which was built in the 12th Century by the Bishop of Hereford. Much of the stone was reused to build most of the houses at the top of the hill – including our very own house.

There are a variety places offering food and drink. Two pubs in particular, The Six Bells micro-brewery and the Three Tuns the oldest working brewery in Britain, both holding brewery tours. Throughout the year there are many different events and festivals going on or around Bishop’s Castle for you to enjoy.

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Shropshire is one of England’s most rural and quite counties but there is plenty of things to do and see. It is often referred to as a ‘great walking county’, which truly reflects the unspoilt and unrushed landscape. Shropshire is also know for a diversity of wildlife and providing homes for many different habitats. This contributes to Shropshire being geologically unique. There are so many places to visit, whether you enjoy historic towns, experiencing a sense of the past, enjoying good food, adventure, exercise or entertainment, then Shropshire is the place for you.