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- Camping pods behind a pub in the centre of Bishop's Castle
- Each with electricity, insulation and lockable double-glazed door
- Close to walks on the Shropshire Way and Offa's Dyke Path
Town centre camping pods and a railway carriage – the locally crafted units at The King's Head in Shropshire are in Bishop's Castle, an agricultural town now also home to an alternative community of arts and crafty sorts: you might like to know that the UK's oldest brewery is here too.
The site is set behind the pub in the 'pod pound', an area covered in bark chips from the local surroundings and illuminated at night by security lighting. Each unit is insulated for warmth in winter and coolness in summer and can sleep up to three adults.
A lockable double-glazed door is at the front to give natural light; at the back, a small double-glazed window helps to keep the living space ventilated. All the units have internal and external lighting, mains electric, a small wall-mounted heater and two double sockets.
Within the pod pound, there's an amenities block with a single ladies' and single gents' toilet complete with a washbasin and a communal shower room.
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Friendly host. Lovely town. Good value for money.
Easy check in Clean cabin Free parking Close to facilities
Nice peaceful stay
First time we stayed at the kings can't fault it …
Location Small site Cosy pods
Had a lovely stay in small cosy site
Great location. But not my personal cup of tea
Leisure on site
Bar or club house
Indoor swimming pool
Outdoor swimming pool
Amenities on site
Car parking by pitch/unit
Ice pack freezing
Parent & baby washroom
Pick-up from public transport
D. of E. welcome
Single-sex groups welcome
Student groups welcome
Commercial vehicles allowed
Dogs allowed all year
Electric car charging point(s)
Gas cylinders available
Dog walk nearby
Nearby farmers' market
Public transport nearby
Tiny (1-10 pitches)
Cycle hire nearby
Horse riding nearby
Indoor pool nearby
Mountain biking nearby
- Coach stations
Nag`s Head Hotel
— 10.3 miles
10.3 miles Nag`s Head Hotel — 10.4 miles
10.4 miles Welshpool NX — 13.1 miles
- Train stations
Broome Rail Station
— 6.7 miles
6.7 miles Craven Arms Rail Station — 7.5 miles
7.5 miles Hopton Heath Rail Station — 7.7 miles
- Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing
— 46.9 miles
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2
— 53.5 miles
The King's Head is centrally located for activities such as cycling, mountain biking and angling, and has excellent walks nearby too, as the Shropshire Way passes through Bishop's Castle and Offa's Dyke Path is a few miles away.
Most of Bishop's Castle is in the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; marked paths from town pass many hillside and valley villages of the Rivers Clun and Upper Onny. The Jack Mytton Bridleway, the Bishop’s Castle Ring, the Long Mynd, Bury Ditches and Colstey Woods, the Kerry Ridgeway and the Cantlin Stone and Botfield Cross are other recommended walks in the region.
Take a bus from Bishop's Castle to Shrewsbury from Monday to Saturdays to access the Stiperstones and The Bog Visitor Centre, Mitchell's Fold Stone Circle and Bromlow Callow, or stay in town to look over its hundreds of listed buildings.
Closer to home, try the Six Bells or Three Tuns breweries, artists' exhibitions at the town hall, shows at the SpArC Theatre, the Bishop’s Castle Heritage Resource Centre, the Rail & Transport Museum and the social history Elizabethan House on Crutches Museum.
Or have a look at Clun Castle and Clun Museum, the lead mine at Snailbeach and the impressive arboretum at Walcot Hall.
- Stokesay Castle (8.1 miles)
- Powis Castle & Garden (13.0 miles)
- Ludlow Castle (14.4 miles)
- Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (8.2 miles)
- Wilderhope Manor (14.0 miles)
Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.
Permitted arrival/departure time
|Arrive:||11 a.m. –||Anytime|
|Depart by:||10 a.m.|
The King's Head cancellation policy
No refunds within 30 days of arrival date.
If you need to cancel or amend your booking, please give as much notice as possible so that someone else has the chance to book. You may wish to buy holiday insurance for cancellations and for your property/injury whilst away.
Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.
A 15% non-refundable deposit is payable now. The King's Head will debit the balance from your card 30 days before arrival, or if the arrival date is sooner than 30 days then the balance will be taken immediately.
Payment methods accepted on the parkMasterCard
Terms and conditionsSite booking terms and conditions
- Does The King's Head have a swimming pool? No View all features
- Is The King's Head dog friendly? Yes View all features
- What attractions are near The King's Head? The King's Head is centrally located for activities such as cycling, mountain biking and angling, and has excellent walks nearby too, as the Shropshire Way passes through Bishop's Castle and Offa's Dyke … Read more
- When can I check in and check out of The King's Head?
On-site accommodation Arrive: 11 a.m. – Anytime Depart by: 10 a.m.