A relatively small town, Bishops Castle is situated in Shropshire. The town itself is located less than two miles from the Welsh border and is situated approximately twenty miles north of Ludlow. The town makes an excellent base for visitors who are planning to visit Wales. There is also a nearby alternative community in which a number of craftspeople, musicians, writers and artists have made their home. Visitors will most certainly want to take advantage of the many opportunities for walking in the nearby area. The Shropshire Way actually runs directly through town. There are many pubs and eateries in town as well as two pubs. In addition, there is a wide variety of accommodations located in Bishops Castle as well as the immediate area.
Bishops Castle is a relatively small English market town located within the county of Shropshire. This town was once the smallest borough in England. The town of Bishops Castle has a population of about one thousand six hundred and thirty. Bishops Castle is located about a mile and a half to the eastern side of the Welsh border and about twenty miles to the north west of the town of Ludlow. The town is also situated about twenty miles southwest of Shrewsbury.
The town of Bishops Castle is better known for being a very popular market town that has a rich agricultural community. However the town of Bishops Castle more recently has became associated with artists, writers, musicians and also craftspeople.
The town is very popular with walkers as there are a vast number of very good routes. In 2008 the town received an award for its warm welcome to walkers. There is a long path that is known as the Shropshire Way running through Bishops Castle. Offa's Dyke is only a couple of miles west of the town.
Bishops Castle offers a vast range of places to stay, a vast number of pubs and places to eat. The town also has two breweries.
The history of the town dates back to Saxon times and this is when Edwin Shakehead was so happy about being cleared of palsy at the tomb of Saint Ethelberts that he gave some of his land to the bishop of Hereford.