Travel & Maps
There is a service (552,553) between Bishop’s Castle and Shrewsbury every day except Sunday. This can be used to access the Shropshire Hills Shuttle Buses (see below).
Run by Shropshire Council every day but Sunday offers rural bus transport around Bishop’s Castle, Clun and the villages and the nearest railway station town, Craven Arms. It will link with the main bus routes between Bishop’s Castle and Shrewsbury and Shrewsbury and Ludlow along the A49. It can be used to pick people up from the Railway Station Arms and to transport walkers (see walking section of www.bishopscastle.co.uk for details). It must be pre-booked with at least 24 hours notice given and not more than two weeks in advance. One person can book for groups. Dogs by arrangement. Telephone 0845 6789068
SHROPSHIRE HILLS SHUTTLE BUSES:
A new shuttle bus this year will run from Bishop’s Castle & Clun to Ludlow via Knighton, Little Brampton and Leinwardine. Shuttle buses will continue to provide easy access to the Long Mynd and Stiperstones hill ranges. They run every weekend and bank holiday from April to the end of September. They can be accessed using the Shrewsbury bus service or Shropshire Link (see above). For timetable details go to www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk or pick up leaflets at Tourist Information offices.
BISHOP’S CASTLE DIAL-A-RIDE
can be used if none of the above will meet your purposes. This community service runs 2 buses – a six seater and a 13 seater – both with disabled access. The buses must be pre-booked.
Telephone 01588 638350
For other public transport Contact:
Traveline 0871 200 2233 www.travelinemidlands.co.uk or
National Rail 08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
BCT - BISHOP’S CASTLE TAXI.
Rus Gromov 07551 825931 / 07551 825932
The nearest railway station is at Craven Arms, 12 miles away. Often just asking people who get off may result in a lift or you can ask the Shropshire Link bus to meet the train(see above).
Alternatively use the Bishop's Castle taxi service above or a Craven Arms taxi service (Arms Cabs 01588 672734 / 07969693112 and
others) - list on station platform
Many people get the train to Shrewsbury and then the bus.
08457 484950 www.nationalrail.co.uk
Use your satnav if you dare .
. . postcodes often cover a very wide area out of the centres.
still use your roadmap - for the last miles use this link >>Bishops
Click for a reasonable >>map
of the town<<