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Bishops Castle (11 miles)

Bishops Castle
Shropshire
SY9 5BN

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Website: http://www.bishopscastle.co.uk/tourism/index.htm

 

Bishop's Castle is synonymous with the Three Tuns brewery; this quaint town has some architectural gems including a 21st century eco village. It also puts on a superb array of festivals throughout the year.

The little market town of Bishops Castle is worth a visit. Take a walk on Offa's Dyke or look for the Railway Museum and the House on Crutches Museum. It is a quaint town set in superb countryside.

Bishop’s Castle, some 12 miles away to the west of the Long Mynd, is at the centre of beautiful, unspoilt hill country which straddles the Welsh border. Walking is a joy for people who appreciate the quiet, farmed landscape with its hill tops, woods and stream filled valleys.


The town has kept its 12th Century layout yet is a lively, friendly place with a strong sense of its identity and history. It has a long and proud history of brewing with two thriving breweries and many individual shops, restaurants, pubs and cafes. The area is home to many excellent artists, musicians and crafts people. There are festivals throughout the year from the Beer Festival and the Michaelmas Fair  to the Party in the Park where 12 local young bands entertain.


The Shropshire Way runs through the town centre and the Offa’s Dyke path, following the Saxon ditch and dyke border between England and Wales, passes just to the west. The BCRing is a challenging five days of walking.  Bishop’s Castle is, like Church Stretton, a “Walkers are Welcome “town.