AboutBritain.com Logo

Things to do in Bishop's Castle, Shropshire


On the edge of the Clun Forest, is the ancient market town of Bishop's Castle, the town retains its medieval outline and has a long and fascinating history.

Guided tours are available through the old thoroughfare, from the Parish church to the site of the Norman castle built by the Bishops of Hereford. You'll hear the stories that lie behind the various buildings, many dating from the early 16th century. Visit the House on Crutches Museum and the Railway and Transport Museum to find out about the town's heyday when it was a railway town with a curious single line.

In Bishop's Castle you will find plenty of shops, including interesting antique, craft and clothes shops. Lots of places serving excellent food and six pubs, two of which brew their own ale.

Take time to explore the spectacular natural beauty of the hills of south-west Shropshire, and the magnificent countryside around Offa's Dyke, and the even older Bury Ditches, one of the finest hill-forts in England.

Share this page



Interactive Map of Bishop's Castle



 
 Attractions        Bed and Breakfasts        Holiday Cottages
 




* Distances shown are in a direct line. Distances by road will be longer.









Days Out in Bishop's Castle



Places to Visit near Bishop's Castle



Also near Bishop's Castle


Bed and Breakfast:
 
 8 Miles
 
 9 Miles
 
 9 Miles
 
Self Catering:
 
 <1 Mile
 
 5 Miles
 
 9 Miles
 
Campsites:
 
 13 Miles
 
 15 Miles
 
 17 Miles
 


Copyright © 1999-2019 Excelsior Information Systems Ltd. All rights reserved.
About Us  Press Room  Terms of Use  Privacy  Link to Us  Index  Site Map  Contact Us

Made with Responsive Grid System by Graham Miller