|Location within Shropshire|
|Population||1,893 (2011 census)|
|OS grid reference|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|Post town||BISHOP'S CASTLE|
The town is close to the border with Powys, a county of Wales. It is 20 miles (30 km) north-west of Ludlow and about 20 miles (30 km) south-west of Shrewsbury, the county town. It is surrounded by hills and in 2008 it won a "Walkers are Welcome Town" award.
It is in a very agricultural area. A lot of old buildings, such as Tudor buildings, still stand in the town. It is known for its diverse community which includes artists, musicians, writers and craftspeople all living in or around the town.