Bishops Castle

South Shropshire is arguably the most diverse part of the county and where you will find the “Blue Remembered Hills” that Houseman wrote about, as well as Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, which says it all really.

Between the Shropshire Hills, and rivers and streams, the six market towns and tiny hamlets are all waiting to be discovered. Ludlow, Bishops Castle, Church Stretton, Craven Arms, Cleobury Mortimer and Clun, all have their unique charm and character and offer real shopping in proper shops, friendly pubs and inns offering local food and drink. You will even find lively street markets and specialist arts and crafts galleries.

Bishops Castle is a small market town at the centre of magnificent hill country.  Its renovated town hall stands in a prominent location looking down at the Norman Church at the bottom of the hill.  There are two museums, resource centre and two breweries, including the oldest licensed brewery in the country. The town hosts frequent evening entertainment and this is a centre for live music, walking and cycling and was named as one of the best places to live by The Times in 2017.

Clun is a smaller, slightly quieter, picturesque town with its ancient pack horse bridge but still with its own brewery, pub and independent shopping.



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