Campsite with good facilities within walking distance of Bishop's Castle

This is a campsite a comfortable walking distance from the town (and the pubs!) of Bishop's Castle. The facilities are good, most of the campers seem cheerful and friendly even when it rains – sadly it does rain – and the campsite owners are also cheerful and friendly. The views are amazing.

The Owner Says

Foxholes Castle Camping is a Touring Campsite for tents, caravans and camper-vans.We have a heated shower block that has  solar powered showers with boiler back -up and we harvest rain water for toilet flushing. there is a warm dry washing up shed with free fridge freezer and charging points
Onsite we also have a heated bunkhouse which sleeps 7- 3 sets of bunk beds and 1 single bed,There is a covered outdoor seating area and a small kitchen with fridge, single hob, kettle and microwave, china, cutlery and pans, please bring your own sleeping bags.
 Eco cabin which sleeps 8 and a Datcha that sleeps 6 are also available.both fully heated and equipped with wet rooms. Foxholes is situated on the Shropshire Welsh Border an area known as the Welsh Marches, ten minutes walk on the Shropshire way from, the beautiful market town of Bishops Castle. It is an ideal campsite to explore the countryside, on foot, bike on road, or off road. With The Long Mynd, the home of the Midland Gliding Club, Wild Edric’s Way and Offas dyke.

Our favourite spot

Tents, campervans, caravans, dogs (‘must be well-behaved, but we love them’), big groups, (well-mannered) young groups – yes. Non-recyclers – no.

The local area

For a small town, Bishop’s Castle is a happening place. Each year it plays host to a May Fair (weekend after the first May Bank Holiday); a walking festival (second week of June); a stone-skimming championships (last Sunday in June; 01588 638818); a carnival (first Sunday in July; 01588 650446); party in the park (third weekend of July) and a beer festival (weekend after the carnival; 01588 630144) among others. If you fancy flying above them all, treat yourself to a paraglide (07774 856056). Or merely leave the crowds behind by tackling a section of a long-distance footpath. The Offa’s Dyke Path, Wild Edric’s Way, and the Kerry Ridgeway are all within striking distance, the last of these doubling as a cycle route if you’re a peddler rather than a plodder. Further afield, you’re just a short drive from Stokesay Castle (01588 672544), just outside Craven Arms, which is reckoned to be the finest fortified manor house in the country, dating originally from the 13th century. A few miles further down the A49, the market town of Ludlow has its own, rather impressive castle (01584 873355), and a long-standing foodie reputation that belies its diminutive size, with any number of great pubs and places to eat, busy shops and a thriving annual food festival held every September.

Best local places to eat and drink

The Castle Hotel (01588 638403) has a reputation for excellent dishes created from locally sourced produce, and has some wonderful gardens at the back. The Three Tuns in Bishop’s Castle (01588 638797) is a good local that serves its own real ales (brewed around the corner) along with decent food – excellent steaks and high-class pub grub. There’s a farmers’ market in Bishop’s Castle town hall every third Saturday of the month, and an ordinary fruit and veg market there every Friday. Sol Delicatessen (01588 638190), at the top of the High Street, is also full of delicious nibbles and lush liquids with which to wash them down. If you want the full-on foodie experience, make the short journey to Ludlow for dinner at the frankly brilliant Mr Underhill’s (01584 874431), the town’s only Michelin-starred restaurant; or plump for the more pubby but excellent food at the Unicorn (01584 873555). For a proper village pub experience, try the friendly Kangaroo Inn in Aston-on- Clun (01588 660263), where owners Michele and Simon will make any campers extremely welcome.

Why stay with us?

Fires permitted in drums rented on site. There are separate family/ accessible wet rooms. Additional toilet and shower- block with 3 female, 3 male showers and 4 female, 3 male toilets; plus 9 solar-powered showers and 10 toilets using rainwater for flushing. A washing up area and common room with fridge, freezer, books and sofas. There’s plenty of space to run around and the top field is especially good for kite flying.


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