Bishops Castle

Foxholes Castle Camping is situated in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. A ten minute walk down the Shropshire way which runs through the campsite will lead you to the market town of Bishop’s Castle.

It is a friendly and fascinating town offering an interesting variety of shops, a leisure centre with swimming pool, historic buildings, museums and a selection good places to eat. The town has six public houses in total, two of which are real ale home-brew pubs, The Three Tuns and the Six Bells.

Bishop’s Castle hosts frequent festivals and music gigs. Such as the carnival on the 1st sunday of July, Bishop's Castle Real Ale Festival on the 2nd weekend of July, the third weekend is party in the parkand the Michaelmas Fair on 3rd weekend September. During these celebrations the town is alive with street art, performances, live music, vintage vehicles and machinery and stalls of local craft and produce. Live music is performed weekly at local pubs.

please check with organisers
Bishop's Castle
Farmers Markets
3rd Saturday of every month 01588 638141

Bishop’s Castle Arts Festival

Feb 20 to 23


MOJO Festival 
Crown & Anchor Vaults, Bishop’s Castle

May 1-4

A weekend of free class blues & roots live music at the Crown & Anchor Vaults, Bishop’s Castle. Bands Thursday & Friday evenings, Sat & Sun from 12.00 noon. Local real ales & trad ciders on sale all weekend at the pub and covered yard.
Contact: Mandy 07971 213728 or Wayne 07747 877011

Clun Green Man

May 3 to 5


Bishop’s Castle May Fair

May 9 - 10

All the fun of the fair as the travelling funfair comes to town.
Tel: Carol Wynn 07860 858062

Bishop’s Castle Round & About Walk

May 10

12 or 22 mile circular walks starting from Bishop’s Castle using mainly public footpaths.
Tel: 01588 638877
Jean Shirley

12th Clun Valley Challenge Walk May 17 email:

Aston-on-Clun Arbor Day

May 25

01588 660473

Walcot Hall Open Days

May 25 - 26

Tel: 01588 680570 email:

Bishop’s Castle Mayor’s Parade

June 1

A celebratory parade for the newly elected Mayor of Bishop’s Castle.  The Mayor, Deputy Mayor and Town Clerk in full regalia with pike and mace bearers parade at from The Town Hall to the Parish Church. 
Tel:  01588 638141

Walcot Hall Opera, 'Madame Butterfly'

June 6 & 7

The annual professional opera staged at the hall.Tel: 01588 680570

Bishop’s Castle Walking Festival

June 10 to 12

Bishop’s Castle Gardens Open

June 15

In aid of the Shropshire Historic Churches Trust & Bishop’s Castle’s St John the Baptist Church.
Tel: 01588 630531

Bishop’s Castle Midsummer Rejoicing

June 21 - 22

Fete on the Saturday and Rush Cart parade with Morris Teams on the Sunday morning.
Tel: 01588 630324

Clun Gardens Open

June 21 – 22

Tel: Heather Morris 01588 640217

The British Stone Skimming Championships, Walcot Hall

June 29

Tel: 01588 638818 email:

Bishop’s Castle Tandem Triathlon

June 28

Teams of 2 with tandems swim, cycle and run starting from The Community College and SpArC grounds Bishop’s Castle.

Bishop’s Castle Carnival

July 6

Sarah Burke 01588 650446  

Bishop’s Castle Real Ale Festival

July 11 to 12

Tel: Nev Richards 01588 630144

Bishop’s Castle Party in the Park

July 19

Tel:  01588 638173 or 01588 638664
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The Gumbo Festival July 24 to 27  (Ticket Only)

A weekend of top international blues & roots bands. Camping, bars, cafes, stalls and more.

Contact: Mandy 07971 213728 or Wayne 07747 877011

Clun Carnival

August 2

Tel: 01588 640629 or 660250.

Farmer Phil’s Festival, Ratlinghope

August 8 to 10

Phil Harding of Near Gatten Farm Tel: 01588

Bishop's Castle Challenge Walk August 16 A 20 plus mile walk through stunning landscape to the north of the town with a 10 mile mini challenge on part of the route.  The walk starts and finished at the Town Hall and this year will be a fund raiser for the hall.  More details and entry forms in early 2014.
Contact Jane Carroll 01588

Newcastle-on-Clun Village Show

September 6
01588 640216

National Heritage Open Day in Bishop’s Castle

September 7

Local venues open to the public by Bishop's Castle Civic Society for those interested in history and heritage.   Sunday afternoon between 2p.m. and 5p.m. 
Tel: Gaynor Pinches 01588 638806

Bishop’s Castle Real Furniture Show

Sept 20

Tel: Jerry Bryce-Smith 01588

Lydbury North Apple Pressing Day Sept 28 Booking essential on 01588 680203 or 01588 680490

Clun Valley Beer Festival

Oct 3 to 5

All the pubs along the beautiful Clun valley join in this event.  Transport is provided between pubs
Tel: Jack Limond 01588 640305 

Russet Ramble

Oct 11

Tel: 01588 638818

Bishop’s Castle The Wintles Apple Pressing Day Oct 19 Booking for pressing essential on 01588 680203 or 01588 680490. Table top sale

Bishop’s Castle Remembrance Sunday

Nov 9

Tel: 01588 620541

Craft Show at St. John the Baptist Church, Bishop’s Castle

Dec 6

Tel: 01588 638269

Bishop’s Castle Christmas Lights Dec 6

Santa’s Grotto, street stalls, children’s Christmas party, lantern procession, hog roast and much more. 1.00 p.m. till late. 
Sarah Crowley Tel: 07535 667064

Clun Christmas Lights

Dec 8

From 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.