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The Castle Hotel

The Castle Hotel proudly sits in Bishops Castle atop the old Bishop's Castle Hill which is a designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The 300-year-old Coaching Inn boasts breathtaking views of the pure, ancient countryside where all dogs, walkers and cyclists are welcome. The Castle Top gardens are some of the best in the land.

What makes a stay at The Castle Hotel unique?

The Castle Hotel is famous for its casual, relaxed & unfussy atmosphere. Serving some of the finest locally brewed real ales in the land. Bishops Castle boasts two breweries itself. Dine in any one of the characterful bar areas or the oak-panelled dining room, serving a modern British menu with many ingredients sourced from the local land. The Castle Hotel hilltop gardens are the perfect place to sit and watch red kites soar above, or if the weather dictates then sit inside next to one of the many roaring open fires. Bishops Castle is located right on the English-Welsh border and offers fantastic access to the Welsh mountains as well as many historic National Trust properties.

What are the rooms and facilities on offer at The Castle Hotel?

The Castle Hotel has 13 delightful en-suite bedrooms. All are suffused with the relaxing get-away from it all feel. Most have fantastic views out over the Shropshire Hills out towards the Welsh Marches and beyond. All the bedrooms have en-suite with most having both bath and showers. Double, Twin, Family & Single rooms are available as well as Master & Luxury Suites. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout. Dogs Welcome.

What can guests enjoy when staying in the Bishop's Castle area?

Bishops Castle has so much that one can do. Famous Walking trails that pass through the town include The Kerry Ridgeway, The Shropshire Way, Offa's Dyke as well as access to The Long Mynd, Carding Mill Valley, The Stiper Stones and the Welsh Hills. Visit any number of local castles & National Trust properties including Powis Castle, Stokesay Castle, Clun Castle, Ludlow Castle & Attingham Park. Or visit some of Shropshire's fantastic historic market towns such as Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Montgomery or Shrewsbury. Tours of The Three Tuns Brewery located opposite the square are available, as well as casual vibrant pubs all serving locally hilltop real ales.

Where can guests enjoy food and drink?

The Castle Hotel offers unfussy locally sourced British gastro food served with care and attention without any pretentiousness. Shropshire has some of the fantastic food suppliers in the land. Eat in either of the three characterful bar areas where you can dine with your dog or choose the oak-panelled dining room for a slightly more formal feel. The same menu is served throughout.

Top facilities

Free WiFi

Breakfast included

Free parking


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The Castle Hotel

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Dear Henry, Rebecca and all the staff, Ginny and I want to thank you all very much for everything you did to make our group's stay at the Castle last weekend so memorable. These get-togethers have now been going for 40 years, so there's a fair bit of history and potential for comparisons be...

The Castle Hotel

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 diff...

The Castle Hotel

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...

The Castle Hotel

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 f...

The Castle Hotel

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.

The Castle Hotel

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.

The Castle Hotel

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!

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Facilities & information


18th century buildings

Breakfast included

Parking (free)

Child friendly

Dog/Pet friendly

4 Star Official Rating

Historic property


Free broadband access (wifi)

Outdoor terrace

Garden furniture

Tennis court


Children's cots

Activities, Recreations, Games, Sports

Award Winning

Bars, Cafes & Other

Children's highchairs

Pool/snooker table

Other TV, Audio, Tel, Fax

Room Service & Food/Drink

Hair dryers

Central heating

Open log fire

Air Conditioning

Bicycle storage


Bicycling, Cycling


Flying, Hang gliding, Paragliding, Hot Air Ballooning

Horse Riding, Equestrian

Jogging, running

Shooting, Clay Shooting, Stalking

Wildlife, bird watching

Recommended walks


Golf course (walking distance)




Extra info

Nearest Airport: Birmingham

Nearest Airport Time: 1 hours 0 minutes

Nearest Airport Distance (in miles): 50

Nearest Train Station: Craven Arms

Nearest Railway Time: 15 minutes

Nearest Railway Distance: 10

Vendor Accreditation: VisitBritain 4 Star Inn, Best Small Hotel in Shropshire Tourism Award 2013

Mastercard: Yes

MaestroSwitch: Yes

Visa: Yes

Number of rooms: 13

Single room price from: £65.00

Single room price to: £95.00

Double twin room price from: £85.00

Double twin room price to: £140.00

Suite room price from: £150.00

Suite room price to: £195.00

Arrival information and directions

Address: The Square, Bishop's Castle, Shropshire, Bishop's CastleSY9 5BN, United Kingdom

Bishop's Castle is on the A488 about 20 miles south of Shrewsbury. They are approximately half an hour away from both Ludlow and Shrewsbury, two of the largest towns in the county.

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