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The Town

Bishop's Castle

    Bishop's Castle is a small medieval market town in South West Shropshire, just a stones throw away from the Welsh Border and Offas Dyke. The settlement began at the top of the hill around the motte and bailey castle in the 12th century and spread down the hill to the church.

Remains of an old castle wall can be seen today but most of the stone was used as building materials and to form a crown bowling green in the 1700's, which is still in use today.

   

The town is also home to an unusual Elizabethan House on Crutches, which is supported by wooden posts over a cobbled alley known as The Arcade.

The museum will be open at weekends & bank holidays from Easter 2022.
 
The House on Crutches museum dedicated to local history.includes a display about the old  Bishop's Castle Railway .  There are an array of traditional shops, cafes and art galleries on the main street. The town also has regular livestock auctions as well as craft fairs, flea and farmers markets.

Bishop's Castle has a full Festival and Events calendar - click here for more information for 2022.

Walking
 
Bishop's Castle is an award winning 
'Walkers are Welcome' town.

The town itself boasts a fantastic network of public footpaths being located on the Shropshire Way and the Kerry Ridgeway, an ancient drovers’ route across stunning upland into Wales. 

The town also hosts an annual Walking Festival in May. 

Cycling
If you prefer to explore on two wheels cycle route 44 passes through the town.
Bishop's Castle also holds a Tandem Triathlon in July postponed until 2023

If you are seeking a thrill without wheels Paragliding, hang gliding and gliding all take place on the Longmynd. 

Real Ale
The number of pubs and breweries in this small town is part of its history as a Drovers Town, a watering hole for drovers and livestock on the way to market. The town still has five pubs,with a history of 42! We have a brewery at T
he Three Tuns, and a popular Real Ale Festival postponed until 2023. All within walking distance of Number 5

Photographs by Abi Dakin