Bishop's Castle is a small market town in South Shropshire. An area of outstanding natural beauty; it is much loved by visitors who want to experience unspoilt countryside dappled with small villages and hamlets. It's a place to get away to and enjoy the peace and tranquility that is rapidly departing from other parts of England. There are no motorways and few traffic lights; you'll be deafened by the silence broken only by the calls of circling buzzards. Bishops Castle has some excellent accommodation both in and out of town.
Real ale has been brewed in Bishop's Castle since at least 1642. The town has two breweries, The Three Tuns and The Six Bells. For a population of only 1600 that surely makes us one of the UK's beer towns.
The town also boasts another four pubs, two of which are hotels, The Boars Head, The King's Head, The Vaults and the Castle Hotel whose beer garden has breathtaking views of the surrounding hills.
Elsewhere in the town there are Cafes, a Coffee shop, an Indian restaurant takeaway, a Chinese and a fish & chip shop takeaway.
Remarkably, for a town with a population of just 1,630, it features 21 different bands – one for every 77 residents. The town boasts several music festivals and weekly live music in at least two of the pubs.
In the top ten "cool campsites" England is the Foxholes at the top of town. more...
Bishops Castle website