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The Castle is situated in a quiet area, at the top of Bishops Castle, with spectacular views of the town. It offers 3 bars with log fires, a restaurant serving local produce, and beamed bedrooms. The Castle Hotel’s restaurant serves a modern food menu and a full English breakfast is available every morning. The outdoor seating area, where guests can eat and drink in warmer months, has views of the Shropshire Hills. The bedrooms are individually decorated and have a private bathroom with free toiletries and a hairdryer. Modern touches include a flat-screen TV and a DVD player and guests can enjoy tea/coffee making facilities. The towns of Shrewsbury and Ludlow are a 30-minute drive from the 18th-century property, while Hawkstone Park Golf Club Course is 40 minutes away by car. There is free parking on site.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.5 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.5)

Want a great night's sleep? This property was highly rated for its very comfy beds.

Breakfast info

Continental, Full English/Irish, Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten-free

Free private parking available on-site

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Room type
Number of guests
2 single beds
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 double bed
1 double bed
1 extra-large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
Bedroom 1:
2 single beds
Bedroom 2:
2 single beds
Living room:
1 sofa bed
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Guest reviews


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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Richard
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    The hotel is very comfortable and spacious with superb gardens the staff are all very lovely offering fantastic food and good local ales perfect.
  • Deirdre
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Very comfortable country hotel with a lovely view from our room.
  • Jane
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    We had a lovely stay, Bishops Castle is charming and the hotel is full of character. Food was excellent.

Managed by Bex Hunter, Henry Hunter & Milly

Company review score: 9.6Based on 444 reviews from 1 property
1 managed property

Company information

We moved to The Castle Hotel in 2010 and have since fallen in love with the small quirky town of Bishops Castle & the surrounding Shropshire Hills. We live onsite & when we can get away we enjoy taking our little dog on long walks in the countryside.

Property information

The Castle Hotel is located at the top of the small hill that Bishops Castle is perched on. The hotel stands on the ancient site of the castle that once stood here. Panoramic views from our hill top gardens are the perfect place to relax and unwind.

Neighbourhood information

Bishops Castle is the Home of Real Ale. The UK's oldest licensed Brewery, The Three Tuns is located 50 yards away from The Castle Hotel, plus the Six Bells Brewery at The Bottom of town both serve up some of the finest Real Ales in the land. Bishops Castle itself is located in the heart of The South Shropshire Hills a designated area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. So why not spend the day walking in some of the finest countryside in the land, then back to The Castle Hotel for a pint of local real ale......

Language spoken


Property surroundings

1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner • High tea
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional • Modern • Romantic
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of The Castle Hotel
Great facilities! Review score, 9.1

Most popular facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Bar
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Bath or shower
  • Private bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Wardrobe or closet
  • Alarm clock
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Electric kettle
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
  • Cycling
  • Hiking
  • Games room
Living Area
  • Seating Area
Media & Technology
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
  • Electric vehicle charging station
  • Accessible parking
  • Pet bowls
  • Pet basket
  • Packed lunches
  • Ironing service
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
    Additional charge
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Fan
  • Family rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Iron
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
The Castle Hotel takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 15:00 to 22:00
From 08:00 to 11:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets are allowed. Charges may be applicable.
Accepted payment methods
Smoking is not allowed.

The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Please note if guests book a room-only rate, there is no breakfast included in the price.

Please note: The picture representing the room type a customer is booking may not be the specific room they are allocated.

Please note, the Luxury Family Suite is suitable for families travelling with children. An additional fee of GBP 25 per child per night will be charged on top of the room rate. Please inform the property if you will be bringing an extra child by using the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

In response to Coronavirus (COVID-19), additional safety and sanitation measures are in effect at this property.

FAQs about The Castle Hotel

  • The Castle Hotel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • Check-in at The Castle Hotel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • The Castle Hotel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Games room

  • Yes, The Castle Hotel is popular with guests booking family stays.

  • The prices at The Castle Hotel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • The Castle Hotel is 650 yards from the centre of Bishops Castle. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at The Castle Hotel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.0).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental
    • Full English/Irish
    • Vegetarian
    • Vegan
    • Gluten-free