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Old Time is a 15th century house and shop in the centre of Bishop's Castle, a small medieval market town in the unspoilt country of the Shropshire  Hills surrounded by an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Our house Old Time

Bishop's Castle High Street.

We have two double rooms and one twin bedded room, all en-suite, which offer comfortable, bed and breakfast in the heart of this small, thriving market town circled by quiet, beautiful hill country for walking, cycling and exploring. The town, only a few miles from the Welsh border, has two excellent breweries, six pubs, good restaurants, lots of interesting shops and two museums as well as offering town tours on Tuesday and Saturday evenings.


Bishop's Castle is a "Walkers are Welcome Town"

There is a brilliant network of public footpaths from the town centre, down loadable from the town website.  You can often walk the wild hills and gentle valleys  all day and hardly see a soul.  The Shropshire Way  runs through the town; the southern section has just been upgraded, and one of the best sections of the Offa's Dyke long distance footpath is nearby.  The Kerry Ridgeway, a pre bronze age route from the Welsh coast, crosses the ancient Clun Forest upland to reach the town and the Long Mynd and Stiperstones hill ranges are within easy reach. Bury Ditches, with its well preserved Iron Age hill fort lies between the town and Clun and the standing stones of Mitchell's Fold are to the north.  There are also two "Walking with Offa" walks around  Bishop's Castle www.shropshirewalking.co.uk

Three bedrooms, all with
en-suite facilities, televisions, radio alarms and tea and
coffee making trays.

The pink bedroom is the largest room and it has a small balcony overlooking the main street.

35.00 per person per



The pink bedroom has an en-suite bathroom with bath and shower.

The blue bedroom has
an en-suite shower

The Blue bedroom has twin beds and overlooks the main street.

30.00 per person per

(40.00 for single occupancy)





View from cruck room window


The cruck room is a double bedded en-suite room in the oldest part of the house overlooking a neighbouring court yard and the hills beyond.

30.00 per person per

(45.00 for single occupancy)

Many beams criss-cross the walls of this room which has a large sash window giving lots of light.

The cruck beam across the landing.

All the rooms go off the wide landing which guest are welcome to use as a lounge. There are several comfortable chairs and a coffee table. 

>French windows from the dining area where guests eat breakfast opens onto the garden of Old Time.

The adjacent kitchen looks out on to the courtyard.

The hall, to the right of the shop, leads to the rest of the house.



Hens in the garden produce free range eggs for the breakfast table.


Wholemeal, malted grain and white breads are home made with flour from Bacheldre Watermill,a waternmill nearby over the Welsh border. Marmalades - Seville orange, three fruit and lemon, lime and ginger - are homemade. Milk is organic and bacon and sausage is from Neuadd's Baconry at Llandinam who are regular stall holders at Bishop's Castle Farmer's Market on the third Saturday of every month.

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The town centre winds its way up a hill, 1 in 6 towards the top!,

Pictures taken by Nigel Bishop.

 The town is also a good centre for visiting Ludlow and Shrewsbury and the many small upland or riverside villages and hamlets in the surrounding countryside. In the evening you have good food and beer in the town and frequently live music. Bishop's Castle is very busy during its festivals and accommodation is booked well ahead. At other times the town reverts to its quieter norm and it is easier to find vacancies. However weekends are popular throughout the year. It is advisable to book evening meals on Friday and Saturday nights

There are no parking restrictions in the town; the car parks and on-street parking are free and coaches are welcome.

Shuttle Buses runs on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holiday Mondays from May until October from Bishop's Castle to Ludlow via Clun, Brampton Bryan, Knighton and Leintwardine and back. They also run from May to September across the Long Mynd and Stiperstones hill ranges stopping at Bridges, a small hamlet in the West Onny Valley where the Bridges Inn offers Three Tuns beer from the Bishop's Castle brewery. The buses can be acessed from Church Stretton or the A 488 Shrewsbury to Bishop's Castle road which is serviced by a regular bus service all year or anywhere along the route www.shropshirehillsshuttles.co.uk

The nearest train station is at Craven Arms but transport links are difficult. The visitor using public transport is advised to use Shrewsbury Station and use the regular bvus service from Shrewsbury to Bishop's Castle. The buses run three times a day each way every day except Sundays and Bank Holidays.


Some of the magnificent and unspoilt,

rolling upland which surrounds Bishop's Castle.



Accessibility Statement

Old Time is a Grade 11 listed 15th century building and is unsuitable for guests who are unable to manage stairs. There are low beams on the landing and in the dining area and steep step down to the bathroom in the pink bedroom. If you have any specific requests or questions that you would like to discuss with us, please call or email.

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Eco Policy

Old Time is a member of the Shropshire Hills Sustainable Business Scheme a new scheme designed to encourage businesses which trade in a sustainable way and encourage them to do even more!

To enquire about vacancies or book accommodation, e-mail: jane@oldtime.co.uk, telephone (01588) 638467 or click here Availability

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Old Time is off the main A488 Shrewsbury to Knighton road. Turn into Bishop's Castle and find us halfway up the hill opposite Barclay's Bank.

Return to our HOME PAGE to find out about OLD TIME CHAIRS and OLD TIME FURNITURE .

More information about the TOWN, its beer and festivals and the surrounding area.

Last updated January 2012