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A genuine welcome awaits at this character property, a town landmark

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At a glance

Dinner Award
Family rooms

Overlooking this medieval town, with its mixed architecture and unusually painted houses, sits the remains of a castle. In 1719, much of the stone from this castle was used to create The Castle Hotel, built on the old baille (or enclosed courtyard) on the instruction of a wealthy landowner. Nearly 300 years on and The Castle continues to welcome guests from far and wide. Many of the comfortably furnished rooms have stunning views across the Welsh Marches. Hearty meals are served in the bar, dining room and on sunny days, on the garden terrace. Bishop’s Castle is famed for its ale and is home to the oldest working brewery in the country. Offa's Dyke, The Shropshire Way and Kerry Ridgeway are all within easy striking distance.

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  • Rooms: 13
  • Family rooms: 2

Room rates

  • Single room, minimum price: £75
  • Double room, minimum price: £95
  • Child discounts available
  • Short breaks available
  • Credit cards accepted

Opening times

  • Closed: 25 December


  • Afternoon tea served
  • Dinner served
  • Last orders for evening meals: 9pm


  • Wi-Fi available
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms


  • Children welcome
  • Cots provided
  • High chairs
  • Children's portions or menu
  • Safe play area


  • Secure cycle storage


  • Maximum number of delegates: 24

Getting here

Exit A488 into Bishop's Castle, at top of High Street on left.

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