BISHOPS Castle punches above its weight in terms of revealing its origins.

Like many towns such as Shrewsbury and Bridgnorth, it was founded to help ‘civilise’ the Marches after the conquest of 1066.

But the past is easily evident in largely untouched layout of Bishop’s Castle.

Town tours start and will take place twice a week throughout the summer on Tuesdays and Saturdays at 6.30pm.

They last about an hour.

Tours start at the Lych Gate of St John the Baptist Parish Church.

The cost is £3 per adult and children are welcome and free.

While Covid restrictions maintain, groups are smaller in number; people can wear masks if they wish and observe social distancing.

A bespoke tour at other times can be arranged for larger groups of people. In future years a visit to the House on Crutches, the museum, could also be organised. The tour shows how Bishops Castle thrived despite its isolation.

Turn up or book a place on 01588 638 235.