Foxholes Castle Camping in Bishops Castle, Shropshire, provides a range of stunning campsite accommodation in a spectacular location. Situated in 28 acres of idyllic countryside, we offer tents caravans, camper vans, a bunkhouse, an Eco cabin and a Datcha, ensuring we meet the needs of all our guests.
Our glorious campsite is the perfect place to stay for the ultimate in tranquillity and relaxation. Feel truly invigorated every morning and savour the grassy plateau which is surrounded by wonderful views of magnificent hills. A touring field accommodates campervans and caravans; a cosy half acre enclave suits tents requiring shelter; above that is the field that feels like a hilltop Iron Age fort (only without the ramparts); and there’s a further, more out of the way field, which has been largely left to meadow. Campers arrive and pitch up in all weathers, but less hardy souls can book the comfy, clean bunkhouse that sleeps seven and costs a bargain £15 per bed per night or £90 per night for all seven beds.
The superb campsite includes range of excellent facilities:
3 Separate family/accessible wet rooms.
Additional toilet and shower- block with 3 female, 3 male showers and 4 female and 3 male toilets.
All showeres are solar powered showers and the toilets use rainwater for flushing.
A washing up area and common room with fridge, freezer, books and sofas.
Roughly 100 pitches available but no hook ups.
Fires permitted in drums rented on site.
There can be few campsites in England that enjoy such a vista: the foothills of the Cambrian mountain range, the famous bulk of the Long Mynd, Stiperstones – in whose Roman lead mines Wild Edric is said to be buried with his soldiers, ready to fight should England ever be endangered – and a cornucopia of other bumps, knolls and mounds that make up part of the 139-mile loop that is the ShropshireWay.
Guests can explore Bishop’s Castle. A walking festival (the second week of June); a stone skimming championships (the last Sunday in July); a carnival (the first Sunday in July); and a beer festival (the weekend after the carnival) among others. 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. Meanwhile, at basecamp, wildlife is nurtured, and the hedgerows left to grow freely, which pleases the birds that thrive here, and adds to the morning welcome.
Rates : £8 for 13 years old and over, £4 for under 13 years old and £1 per dog.
Cabins open all year and camping from March 1st to October 31st.
10 acres of camping available.