Welcome to Bishop's Castle & Clun in the Shropshire Hills


walkers are welcome in the shropshire hills

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. The area has an enviable array of annual events.

Clun is a smaller, quieter and more picturesque town with its ancient packhorse bridge, the only river crossing, impressive ruined Norman castle and romantic river. It offers more limited services while still being a good place to eat, drink and shop. There are lively pubs, a brewery, cafes, galleries and independent shops. The towns and nearby villages host a series of festivals throughout the year (see events list).

Both towns are situated in the sparsely populated valleys and uplands of Shropshire Hills and the Welsh border, and Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Public footpaths, stiled and way marked,

Bishop's Castle has been voted one of Britains Top Ten Market Towns in 2011 by Lonely Planet Magazine - more here

2013 - Shropshire Star Tourism & Leisure Awards - Congratulations to The Castle Hotel won the small hotel of the year category at a event awards ceremony at Ironbridge.

Please come and visit - you'll find a welcome wherever you go. 
For more details of what to do in the area, click the menu on the left or follow the what to do link. If you need somewhere to stay look in our accommodation pages.

The Town Hall Project An appeal has been launched for a major renovation of the Town Hall. Donations (small and large) are needed to allow us to apply to funders for the sums that are needed to bring the building into better use. much more here