The Castle Hotel
Market Square
Bishops Castle

Bishop’s Castle is situated in the unspoilt South West corner of Shropshire, about 20 miles south of Shrewsbury,  18 miles west of Ludlow, and right on the border with Wales. It is about 1.5 hours drive from Birmingham, about 2 hours from Manchester and Bristol, and about 4 hours from London. The hotel is at the top of the high street, at the northern end of the town. You can’t miss it!

Approaching From The South East (M54, Birmingham, Shrewsbury, A5)

Follow the M54 motorway to Telford and then the A5 round Shrewsbury. At one of the many roundabouts on the outskirts of Shrewsbury take a left turning south signed A488 to Bishops Castle (20 miles).

If you are approaching Birmingham on the M6 or M40/M42 during the rush-hour (4.00pm -7.00pm) we strongly urge you to use the M6 toll road around Birmingham (around £4.00). Come onto it at J4 from the M6 or J7a from the M42. Leave the toll at its northern end at T8, and follow the A460 south to connect with the M54 at J1. Do not stay on the toll until it finishes and joins the M6 as you cannot get onto the M54 travelling south.

Approaching From The North Or North-West (Manchester/Liverpool/Chester/North Wales)

Head south from Chester down the A483 signed Wrexham, onto the A5 to Oswestry and then back onto the A483 to Welshpool. Then follow A490 to Churchstoke and then follow signs to Bishops Castle.

Approaching From The South (M5, Bristol, Worcester, Hereford, Ludlow)

Head for Ludlow and leave Ludlow on the A49 signed to Craven Arms. Just after Craven Arms turn left on the A489 signposted for Bishop’s Castle.

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The Bedrooms

We have twelve lovely bedrooms, all en-suite, TV, pillows, sheets, all mod cons you see. And all suffused with that "away from it all" feeling. Some bedrooms have lovely views of the town and the surrounding hills, and others look out over the fabulous hotel gardens.

The Gardens

The gardens really are a feature in their own right. South facing, you gaze over the top of the little town to the big hills beyond, serenaded by the tinkling waterfall in the adjoining lily ponds. Have lunch in style on the extensive decking area with seating for over 50 guests, shaded by vine-covered arbours.

Things To Do

With various activities to do close by you will never be short of things to do during your stay ion Shropshire at The Castle Hotel. Take a lazy stroll around the ancient cobbled streets of Bishops Castle or for the more energetic activities try some walking or cycling around the surrounding hills.

Bishops Castle

Bishops Castle is a small and ancient market town encircled by the South Shropshire Hills, and is only a few miles from the Welsh Border. It is approximately equidistant from Shrewsbury and Ludlow It therefore makes the perfect place to start your exploration of this beautiful corner of Britain.


Shropshire may be one of the countries quietest counties but don’t be deceived- there´s still plenty to see and do. Shropshire has over 90 places to visit – historic houses and castles with beautiful gardens, the famous Ironbridge Gorge, and several National Trust properties nearby, including Powis Castle and Attingham Hall.

What our visitors say

  • 3 night stay - perfect - Food absolutely lovely, staff friendly - perfect mini break with our dog. Glorious countryside, wonderful walks - would highly recommend, thank you we will certainly come back. Maria x Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple

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  • We stayed with a group of friends to take part in the Bishops Castle Challenge Walk. Everything about the hotel was great. Rooms, food, very friendly and helpful staff . A good location for exploring the beautiful countryside of Shropshire. Definitely a hotel to come back to. Stayed August 2015, travelled as a couple

  • We stayed at The Castle Hotel for one night. Our room was fantastic with a beautiful view down to the village. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Fabulous garden with a great panoramic view of the village. Our evening meal with lovely as well as breakfast. We will be back for longer next time. Stayed June 2015, travelled as a couple