Bishop's Castle

town in Shropshire, United Kindom

Bishop's Castle is a small market town and civil parish in Shropshire, a county in England. In the 2011 census, it had 1,893 people living there.

Bishop's Castle
Bull Street, Bishop's Castle
Bull Street
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the location of Bishop's Castle
Map of Shropshire, with a red dot showing the location of Bishop's Castle
Bishop's Castle
Location within Shropshire
Population1,893 (2011 census)
OS grid referenceSO323887
Civil parish
  • Bishop's Castle
Unitary authority
Ceremonial county
Region
CountryEngland
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Post townBISHOP'S CASTLE
Postcode districtSY9
Dialling code01588
PoliceWest Mercia
FireShropshire
AmbulanceWest Midlands
EU ParliamentWest Midlands
UK Parliament
List of places
UK
England
Shropshire
52°30′N 3°00′W / 52.5°N 3.0°W / 52.5; -3.0Coordinates: 52°30′N 3°00′W / 52.5°N 3.0°W / 52.5; -3.0

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.

The town's name in Welsh is Trefesgob which roughly translates into English as "Bishop's Town".

Bishop's Castle has two small breweries, including the Three Tuns, which is the UK's oldest brewery.

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