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Foxholes Castle Camping
Foxholes
Montgomery Road
Bishops Castle
Shropshire   (Browse area)
SY9 5HA   See Map
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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 93 Reviews
                9/10 from 93 Reviews

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Who's it for
 Adults Only   Club Members Only   Rallies Welcome   Naturist Site 
 Dogs Welcome   No Dogs Allowed   Groups Welcome   Motorbikers Welcome 
Facilities
 Toilet Facilities   Hot Showers   Washing Up   Bathroom 
 Baby Changing Facilities   Laundry On Site   Drinking Water   Disabled Friendly 
 Chemical Disposal   Battery Charging   Gas Exchange   Recycling Facilities 
 Kitchen Facilities   Freezer Available   Motorhome Point   Fully Serviced Pitches 
 Shop <1 mile   Bar <1 mile   Restaurant <1 mile   Wifi Access 
Activities
 Kids Playground   TV Room   Games Room   Evening Entertainment 
 Fishing <5 miles   Wild Swimming   Indoor Pool <1 mile   Outdoor Pool 
 Horse Riding <5 miles   Cycle Hire   Golf   Tennis <1 mile 
 Beach   Watersports   Boat Launch / Mooring 
Other Features
 Sea Views   Working Farm   Campfires Allowed   Open All Year 
 Waterside Location   Dog Walk   Public Transport <1 mile 

Reviews:  93 in total, now showing 1 to 6                 Previous 6          Next 6
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Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Coffeegirl_forever 7 reviews from this member

Awesome weekend!

From the moment we arrived to the moment we left, it was (again) fabulous.

With the addition of the food trailer to help with the early morning grumbling tummies, it was even better this year. General breakfast fodder with vegetarian options were welcome even in the searing heat.

Everyone respects the site by recycling, not wasting water and being aware of others on the site. It promotes the ethos of the place which has solar panels, areas for wildlife (including cheeky sparrows that eat crumbs from your table), rainwater harvesting and use of the toilet waste as compost (not as yucky as it sounds!). We were lucky enough to see a kite (real bird not toy) just above us and thousands of stars at night (if you live anywhere where there is light pollution you'll know why this is so special).

Despite the heat, everyone was good natured, didn't waste water and didn't camp too close to each other. There was a lot of space even though it was fully booked.

The walk in to town through the fields is not suitable for everybody, although a mother with a child in a pushchair managed it!

I have to wholeheartedly recommend this site to those of you who want a place that cares about wildlife, recycling and having a relaxing break.

Date of Visit: April 2018 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Marham2 7 reviews from this member

The first thing to consider when visiting this site is that there is no electricity. However as we had a solar panel this was not a problem. The site is situated in a magnificent situation on top of a hill giving great views all round. There are no marked pitches so you can go almost anywhere you want, the only rule being that you must keep a certain distance from you neighbours. The site is so big this did not pose any problem. The area is made up of several fields so there is no hard standing. It does slope so blocks were needed for our van. But again no problem. There is a small but good toilet block which was always clean and a facility for charging phones, I pads etc. Contrary to other posts the owners were very pleasant. There is an air of informality about this site so our dog could get out but under strict control. There was a reasonable path for dog walking with access from the site. The access road was easy and presented no problems. In all a very enjoyable stay.

Date of Visit: August 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Oddie 1 review from this member

Excellent site, fantastic views especially in the morning, the stars on a clear night are amazing and the facilities are very clean plus it's great value for money.

Visited in a large group, we could easily pitch the tents together and have a focal point around a fire.

Loads of space for the kids to run around playing cricket and football.

This is my second visit and the only negative is the total inflexibility of the lady who runs the site who has caused problems on both occasions when trying to sign in.

Otherwise a great site.

Date of Visit: July 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Coffeegirl_forever 7 reviews from this member

Always an excellent place to stay! Myself and several friends camped together for the Bishop's Castle Ale Trail.

Pros:

Recycling - everything has to be sorted into the correct areas

Wildlife protection - there are areas set aside for the huge variety of birds and animals.

Eco - various eco initiatives such as solar panels make the impact of visitors less than other camp sites.

Views - beautiful hills, misty mornings (if you're awake early enough), lovely sunsets.

Cons: if you have mobility issues it is a walk to Bishop's Castle through woods and a field.

During the ale weekend you can't have a fire - assuming this is for safety so it doesn't bother me. Also, it's usually been warm enough not to want one.

Everyone we met was friendly, polite and seemed to be enjoying themselves.

Overall, a fabulous weekend as usual!

Date of Visit: May 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Cn150 14 reviews from this member

May half-term return visit to Foxholes near Bishop's Castle - lovely site with a green eco tinge - lots of recycling and solar generated hot water. Seen on this visit that new large fan heaters have been installed in the toilet / shower blocks - so must be warm in the colder months. Toilets and showers very clean. If you hire a fire drum and get some logs there, remember to bring some kindling and kiln-dried logs with you as the wood they sell doesn't burn that well because it is either just seasoned or unseasoned softwood.

Date of Visit: April 2017 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Daisy5 4 reviews from this member

Great site, very large, would suit families and groups of all ages. The top field has almost 360 degree views and is silent and dark at night and would be fab for stargazing. Good facilities for such a reasonable price, eco friendly and fun watching the chickens. Bishop's Castle is an ancient town, interesting but quite steep with narrow streets so a little tricky to approach through the town unless your vehicle is small.

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