South Shropshire Hills

Clun Forest

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Local Towns

Market Towns

Bishop’s Castle is small attractive border market town granted a  Royal charter in 1573 . It is built on a steep south facing hill.  At the top is the House on Crutches museum. There are many good pubs and restaurants  plus two breweries.  Along with antique ,book  and craft shops with general provision stores as well.






There is a tourist information center at Old Time 29 High Street  where you can pick up leaflets on what is around locally and also details on the shuttle bus service that run out to many places including the Long Mynd and Stiperstones.   Special events are held including Beer festivals, Walking festivals, the Michaelmas Fair and the annual Agricultural Show. Bishop’s Castle was recently featured on television in the programme “Heart of the Country”.









“The quietest place under the sun” (according to A.E. Houseman’s poem A Shropshire Lad).

Named after the river that it stands on is a small town of tradition and history. At the heart is the 14th century stone packhorse bridge suited to a single carriageway. There is a ruined castle once the sight of many battles and originally a motte and bailey rebuilt in stone around 1140. Trinity Hospital is still residential. Parts are open to the public. It was once a chapel and almshouses built in 1615 for 12 old men of good character. The chapel and gardens are a peaceful place to visit. Saint George’s church was partially destroyed by Cromwell’s General however it was restored in 1877.

 At the beginning of May the annual Green Man festival takes place and during August the Clun Carnival and Show hosts a week long series of events.

Clun has several eating and drinking establishments with nearby shops of crafts and art works for a souvenir.