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The Castle Hotel

The Square, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BN

The Castle Hotel

The Square, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, SY9 5BN

The Castle Hotel is located in a quiet square in the small market town of Bishop's Castle, midway between Shrewsbury and Ludlow. In the heart of the Shropshire Hills there is much to explore, both in Shropshire and neighbouring Wales. It is surrounded by great walking country including Offa's Dyke and The Long Mynd. The ten en-suite bedrooms are individually furnished, some with lovely views of the town, hills or garden. There is a choice of eating venues, each with its own character and all serving food that is flavoursome and fresh. The hotel gardens provide a great vantage point to view the surrounding hills, preferably with a glass of something inebriating in hand and the promise of dinner in the air. Bishops Castle is a fine little town, with a strong arts and crafts tradition and plenty of antique shops and tea rooms to loiter in.

The Castle Hotel is part of the following Travel Ideas:

Ten of The Best Hotels in Shropshire by Adrian Mourby

"Bishop’s Castle received its Royal Charter in 1249. In 1719 an inn was constructed on the outer bailey of its ruined castle. The builder was the Duke of Chandos, MP and patron of Handel. Today The Castle has half its bedrooms at the top of a gracious eighteenth-century staircase and the other half in the servants’ garret. A great base for exploring Offa’s Dyke."

Information on The Castle Hotel , The Square , Bishop's Castle

No. of bedrooms: Total: 10        
Types of room: Twin/Double
Room rates guide: Single:  £45.00-£65.00
Double/Twin:  £110.00-£90.00
Room with Breakfast
General info: Credit Cards Accepted:  Mastercard, Maestro/Switch, Visa
When Closed:  Open all year
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly:  Dogs Permittted
Smoking Permitted:  No
Wheelchair Access:  No
Wheelchair Access Details: bar and restaurant only
Accreditation: VisitBritain 4 Star Inn, Best Small Hotel in Shropshire Tourism Award 2013
Room facilities: Colour TV, Wifi internet access, Central heating, All rooms en-suite, Mineral water
General facilities: Garden, terrace, In-house Spa Treatments, Bars, Restaurant
Indoor activities: Pool, bar billiards
Outdoor activities on site: Clay Shooting and Game Shooting, Cycling, Fishing in many local Lakes and Rivers, Flying, Hang Gliding, Paragliding & Hot Air Ballooning on The Long Mynd, Jogging, Wildlife & Bird Watching in the Shropshire Hills AONB
Activities nearby: Golf, Tennis, Horse riding in local area, Walking, hiking, scrambling in the Shropshire Hills
Local directions: Bishop's Castle is on the A488 about 20 miles south of Shrewsbury. We are approximately half an hour away from both Ludlow and Shrewsbury, two of the largest towns in the county.
Nearest major city:
Nearest major airport:
Nearest railway stn:
Shrewsbury (25 miles) (25 mins)
Birmingham (50 miles) (1 hour)
Craven Arms (10 miles) (15 mins)

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30% OFF a break until the end of February 2018

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Tue 03 Oct 2017 – Thu 15 Feb 2018

Stay at The Castle Hotel any midweek night (Sunday to Thursday) from 15th October to 15th February 2018 and get 30% off your Dinner, Bed & Breakfast rate. Prices start from £61 per person Dinner, B&B per night and inc. a three course evening meal each.
Dogs welcome and stay free of charge.

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Not available single occupancy.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-78915

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Fri 18 Aug 2017 – Sun 17 Dec 2017

Stay over any Friday & Saturday night and get 50% OFF your Sunday night Bed & Breakfast rate….Simple as that! Available from Now until December 17th 2017. Call now to book a break or to upgrade an existing weekend booking to this offer.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92970

Dogs Welcome and stay Free of Charge

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Wed 02 Aug 2017 – Mon 31 Dec 2018

Dogs are welcome at The Castle Hotel and stay free of charge. Please just mention you are bringing your dog (or dogs) with you and we will provide a free dog welcome pack in your room which includes feeding mats & bowls, leads, dog towels, dog waste bags, leads and doggie treats.

You can book tables in our bar area that you can bring your dog with you when you eat breakfast, lunch or dinner.

  • Offer Code: BRITAINS-FINEST-92897

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Review of The Castle Hotel

Posted on by Carol RCustomer stayed Nov 2016

We really enjoyed our stay with you, the room was lovely and the little extras really do make a difference. We found all of the staff to be very helpful and efficient right from the start when we were shown to our room rather than being handed a key as we are used to. The food was piping hot and very tasty although we did find the portion sizes a little large for us I suppose that this is not the same for everyone.
We certainly intend to visit again in warmer weather when we can hopefully explore the local countryside.


Review of The Castle Hotel

Posted on by Sally RCustomer stayed Nov 2016

we very much enjoyed your hospitality, helpful staff and that you all went the extra mile, especially making our little dog welcome too. We hope to come back again next year!


Review of The Castle Hotel

Posted on by Geoff DCustomer stayed Nov 2016

It was our first ever visit to Bishops Castle. Your location was really good and was an ideal base for our walks in Shropshire. As for your hotel our room was very spacious and clean. We both slept well too.

We really enjoyed our meals at the hotel. The chef(s) were excellent with all the different meals that we ordered. The rest of your staff were really nice too and made us feel very welcome.

We still have several Shropshire walks to conquer from our '1001 AA walks' book so we will certainly look forward to another visit in the future.

Thank you very much for making it a wonderful three night stay.


Review of The Castle Hotel

Posted on by Trevor BCustomer stayed Nov 2016

I had a very excellent stay at your hotel -- it could not have been better . You have very good staff , a beautiful building , great rooms and food.   These things do not happen by chance , you have obviously worked very hard to get them right. I look forward to coming back next year and staying for longer and exploring the local area.


Review of The Castle Hotel

Posted on by Amanda GCustomer stayed Apr 2013

Historical building. Warm, friendly welcome, warm comfortable rooms. Excellent choice and quality of food and drink. Proprietors very welcoming and go the extra mile for you! Worth a visit.


Review of The Castle Hotel

Posted on by Sarah j BCustomer stayed Mar 2013

This is an old hotel, full of character. The rooms are clean and most have lovely views over the quaint town. The service is friendly and helpful, the food and wine are very good and quite reasonably priced. We have been here twice and loved it each time.

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