Bishop’s Castle is a small market town in the Shropshire Hills. It lies a mile and a half east of the Welsh border, 20 miles northwest of Ludlow and 20 miles southwest of Shrewsbury. Despite its modest size and remote location, Bishop’s Castle is packed with independent businesses and has become a haven for artists, musicians and writers. It’s also popular among walkers, with some of Shropshire’s most glorious scenery on the town’s doorstep and the Shropshire Way, Kerry’s Ridgeway and Offa’s Dyke nearby. From Bishop’s Castle holiday cottages, the medieval town centre is a stroll away, along steep, winding lanes lined with colourfully painted homes. Here, you will discover a delightful variety of shops, cafes, pubs, restaurants and two micro-breweries including the Three Tuns, the UK’s oldest brewery. There are two excellent museums where the history of railways and rural life in the town are explored, and a weekly market with a range of stalls selling everything from collectibles to fresh produce from local farms.
Make Hillgate House in the hamlet of Hemford, Shropshire, your holiday base in the Welsh Marches, an 18th-century stone-built countryside cottage that boasts a wealth of original features, including exposed beams, ornamental Victorian fireplace, and Shepherd’s Hut amidst large lawned garden.
This charming Grade II listed Shropshire holiday cottage in Bishop's Castle sleeps 15 in 6 bedrooms in the tranquil Shropshire market town of Bishop's Castle. Perfect for countryside walking holidays along the England Wales border for families or friends. Pets welcome.
A country mile outside Bishop’s Castle in the rural village of Colebatch, Shady Hollow is a large Shropshire holiday cottage sleeping 12 amidst a true walker’s paradise. This pet friendly holiday home is well-equipped with facilities including a hot tub, a home cinema and games room.
A delightful pair of Shropshire Holiday Cottages in Bishop's Castle, let independently or together. Between them, The Old School House and Cottage sleep 17 in 9 bedrooms. Comprising a detached Georgian house with adjacent detached cottage and hot tub offering large and characterful accommodation.
The Schoolhouse Brewhouse is a fabulous hot tub holiday cottage with a tennis court and beautiful gardens sleeps 4 in the quaint Shropshire village of Bishop’s Castle. Ideally positioned for cycling, horse-riding and walking in the South Shropshire Hills, Offa’s Dyke and the Welsh Marches.
At the top of the hill overlooking the town, the ruins of a castle are a lovely spot for a picnic with breathtaking views across the surrounding countryside. You will be spoiled for choice if you fancy a pint of local ale before retiring to your holiday cottage in Bishop’s Castle. The Three Tuns and Six Bells are both good options, and the Castle Hotel has log fires, beams and a beautiful garden. Bishop’s Castle hosts a number of excellent events, including a renowned arts festival in February, a walking festival in May and Michaelmas Fair in September, with displays of classic cars and steam engines, live music and dancing.
Self-catering holidays in Bishop’s Castle are ideal for exploring Shropshire and across the border into Wales. On the town’s doorstep, the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty is a spectacular expanse of woods, farmland and river valleys, while a scenic hour’s drive westward, Snowdonia National Park is home to misty mountains and shimmering lakes.