Tourist Information in Shropshire
You are here:    UK  >  West Central England >  Shropshire
Spacer
Wales Area Cheshire Area Staffordshire Area Worcestershire Area Herefordshire Area Map of shropshire

Bishops Castle Town Information




Use the links on the left to find information and images for the towns and villages throughout Shropshire...













Porch house, high street, Bishop's Castle - Photo © Humphrey Bolton
Porch house, high street, Bishop's Castle
Photo: Humphrey Bolton CCL

Little remains of the 12th castle from which this town took its name, but there is no shortage of fine buildings, including Tudor houses.  Bishop's Castle is a tiny settlement clinging to the steep hillside 150m up on the edge of the Clun Forest. The town once claimed to be the smallest borough in England - but it has lost its status whilst retaining its charm.

Nearby are the Stiperstones, a range of hills with a 1,700ft summit, part of a 1,000 acre national nature reserve. Mary Webb gave them a supernatural flavour in her 1916 novel ‘The Golden Arrow’. Shropshire’s most ancient monument, a stone circle containing 15 stones, lies at Mitchell’s Fold. The full story of the town’s history can be found at the curiously-named House on Crutches Museum.