All alone out near the Welsh border and off the beaten track, Bishop’s Castle is a small market town in South Shropshire. With a population of around 1500, it is much loved by visitors who want to experience unspoilt countryside dappled with small villages and hamlets.
It’s a place to escape to enjoy the peace and tranquillity, where the pace of life remains unhurried and there is still time for people to get to know one another. With no motorways and few traffic lights, you’ll be deafened by the silence broken only by the birdcalls.
This pretty town bursts with enthusiasm and hums with traditional independent shops whilst providing all the amenities you will need for a holiday or short break, including a deli, butcher's shop, grocery store, post office, chemist, plus plenty of antique and second-hand bookshops to explore. There is a wide selection of places to eat and good pubs (two of which brew their own beer), a weekly market, an eco-suburb, and various festivals. Bishop's Castle has also become a ‘Walkers Are Welcome’ award-winning town along with its South Shropshire neighbour Church Stretton. Local footpaths take walkers over open hilltops with impressive views, through valleys, country lanes and sometimes the remains of ancient hill forts.