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The King's Head

8.4
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General

  • 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.

Please note

Only the electric showers provide hot water: the sinks in the toilet area have cold water only.


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Reviews

8.4

Overall rating based on 5 reviews

 

100% would recommend this park to a friend.

80% would stay here again.

 

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Anonymous user

Great pods,great shower, good communication all good.Will visit again09/29/2019

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    All aspects fantastic and Lee and his crew went the extra mile to make it perfect. Thanks

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Great place for a long weekend. Not perfect but definitely not bad.08/27/2019

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    The pods are a nice size, big enough for a double airbed with room for bags. There is also 4 plugs and a heater. The toilets and shower are small but clean and tidy.

    The town itself is small with not a lot to do but it is a good location for visiting nearby locations. Newtown and Welshpool are half an hour away and so is Powis Castle which is a great day out.

    Disliked: 

    There is no cooking allowed on site. This is inconvinient as it means you have to always eat out. The pods are also very close together and privacy is limited. There is things to do nearby but I would recommend no longer than 3 nights here.

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Clean, tidy, cosy, warm and friendly hidden gem! Lovely location …08/19/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomEmma B.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Clean, tidy, cosy, warm and friendly hidden gem! Lovely location for walking from with lots on your doorstep, and great for choice of eatery in evening. Value for money and a unique stay - thanks

    Disliked: 

    Soap in toilet would be useful

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Facilities clean, friendly staff04/22/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomAnonymousMobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Good base with convenience around. Well secured area for dogs. ideal for us as we just needed a place to sleep for a night

    Disliked: 

    Pods too close together so can hear everything Fromm your neighbour. No consideration of dogs. We ended up with five dogs in total in a small area which was too much. Noise from pub was bad too but to be expected

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Cheap and ideally situated03/25/2019

Reviewer's country: United KingdomJenny W.Mobile phone iconConfirmed

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    Cheap and ideally situated

    Disliked: 

    No soap or hot water in toilet.

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Features

Leisure on park

Bar or club house

Cycle hire

Evening entertainment

Fishing

Fitness centre

Indoor swimming pool

Kids' club

On-site restaurant/cafe

Outdoor swimming pool

Playground

Recreation room/arcade

TV room

Takeout

Tennis

Watersports

Amenities on park

Bath available

Car parking by site/unit

Composting toilet

Drying room

Free wifi

Grocery store

Ice pack freezing

Internet access

Laundromat

Local produce

Parent & baby washroom

Payphone

Pick-up from public transport

Portaloo

Restrooms

Shower available

Washing-up area

Wheelchair access

Wifi

Groups welcome

Family friendly

Motorcycle friendly

Scouts welcome

Single-sex groups welcome

Student groups welcome

Rules

Barbecue grills allowed

Campfires allowed

Commercial vehicles allowed

Dogs allowed

Dogs allowed all year

Camping 2.0

Camping pods

Themes

Hikers’ paradise

Spectacular scenery

Utilities

Charging facilities

Dump station

Propane/gas cylinders available

Recycling available

Renewable energy

Nearby amenities

Bar nearby

Convenience store nearby

Nearby farmers' market

Public transportation nearby

Type

Pub campground

Tiny (1-10 sites)

Nearby leisure

Canoeing/kayaking nearby

Cycle hire nearby

Cycling nearby

Fishing nearby

Golf nearby

Horseback riding nearby

Indoor pool nearby

Mountain biking nearby

Restaurant nearby

Tennis nearby

Location

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  • 48 Church Street, Bishops Castle, Shropshire, England, SY9 5AA
  • Timezone Europe/London +0100 (GMT+01:00)   GPS 52.4902°N 2.9981°W

Nearest transport

Coach stations
Garthmyl (Powys): Coach Stop — 10.3 miles
Welshpool: Smithfield Car Park Coach Stop — 13.3 miles
Newtown (Powys): Bus Station Back Lane — 13.6 miles
Train stations
Broome Rail Station — 6.7 miles
Craven Arms Rail Station — 7.5 miles
Hopton Heath Rail Station — 7.7 miles
Ferry ports
Porth Penrhyn Ferry Landing — 46.9 miles
Airports
Birmingham International Airport Terminal 2 — 53.5 miles

Directions


Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel using the Get directions button above.

Local attractions

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.

Must see

  • Stokesay Castle (8.1 miles)
  • Powis Castle & Garden (13.0 miles)
  • Ludlow Castle (14.4 miles)

National Trust

  • Carding Mill Valley and the Shropshire Hills (8.2 miles)
  • Wilderhope Manor (14.0 miles)

Cycle routes

Find local routes on the National Cycle Network - over 12,000 miles of cycling routes.

Please note: All distances on this page are calculated "as the crow flies" - please check actual distance depending on your mode of travel.

Policies

Permitted arrival/departure time

On-park accommodation
Arrive:  11 a.m. –  Anytime
Depart by:  10 a.m.

The King's Head cancelation 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 cancelations and for your property/injury whilst away.

Please note that your deposit is paid to Pitchup.com and is non-refundable.

Payment

Deposit transferable during COVID-19. 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.

Deposit transferable during COVID-19.

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Terms and conditions

Park 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-park accommodation
    Arrive:  11 a.m. –  Anytime
    Depart by:  10 a.m.
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  • How much does it cost to stay at The King's Head? From $52.23 (for 1 night, 2 adults) - prices may change depending on your dates and party. Check prices and availability

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Terms and conditions

Please read the park terms and conditions below and the Pitchup.com terms and conditions.

General
The management reserves the right to deny access or terminate the stay of those guests whose behavior is deemed unsuitable. No refunds will be offered.

Safety
Open fires are prohibited.

Additional terms

Only the electric showers provide hot water: the sinks in the toilet area have cold water only.

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