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Foxholes Castle Camping
Montgomery Road
Bishops Castle
Shropshire   (Browse area)
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Rating: Average Review Score: 9/10 from 94 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 
 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 
 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 Pitches   Public Transport <1 mile  Dog Walk 

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Date of Visit: August 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Bath Bell Tents 2 reviews from this member

Foxholes is a really lovely site. There are load of pitches available, spread over a number of fields, so there's plenty of choice to suit everyone.

We stayed in the top field, which had stunning views over the Shropshire Hills.

The facilities are excellent, well laid out and thoughtfully provided. There's a snug campers lounge, with sofas, a fridge and freezer, games for children and loads of info on the local area. The showers and toilets are spacious and very clean, and the bin/ recycling area is in a spot surrounded by trees and shrubs.

The site is very well situated for visiting Bishops Castle. There is a well signposted footpath that drops gently downhill into the pretty town, where there are plenty of shops, pubs and eateries.

Overall we were extremely comfortable at Foxholes Campsite. Our only disappointment was that we were only staying for one night, as we would have loved to have stayed for longer. We will certainly return!

Date of Visit: July 2018 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Coffeegirl_forever 8 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 8 reviews from this member

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


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.

Date of Visit: September 2016 Unit:  Campervan Rating:
Reviewer: She25 7 reviews from this member

My second time visiting this lovely place. Choice of at least three fields to camp in, with the best sunset in the top field (turn left round the house when you get there). From here there are panoramic views of the long mynd too. However we spent the first couple of nights in the lower field and enjoyed it as hardly anybody was in that one.

Facilities are good - space in showers to hang things, plenty of loos. I didn't find a plug for my hairdryer but who needs that when camping anyway.

The 'common room' with plenty of space to freeze ice packs and dry towels is very welcoming if you need to escape the weather at any point.

Bishops Castle is a lovely little village. 10 mins walk (take a torch) we ate at the Castle Hotel (lovely food, if service left a bit to be desired) and the Boars Head with fantastic home made Carribbean curry. Plenty of local food shops and a good live music venue at the Vaults.

I'd certainly come here again.

Date of Visit: August 2016 Unit:  Tent Rating:
Reviewer: Benmark10 11 reviews from this member

As a motorcycle tourer who appreciates peace and quiet, but at the same time being able to easily get to a pub, Foxholes really had everything I look for in a campsite!

The site is vast, with a number of fields to pitch in. It may have been midweek, but halfway through the school holidays I was surprised how few people appeared to be camped there. Probably because it was so easy to spread out. I find it hard to believe it ever 'feels' busy here.

At night there is no road noise, and barely any light pollution, yet the site is a mere 10-15 minute walk from Bishop's Castle town which has a surprising array of excellent pubs (including a live music venue - 'Vaults at the Rose and Crown') and a couple of places to eat, as well as a shop that opens until 10pm. The town itself is lovely to walk around - very picture postcard.

Toilets and Showers are in excellent condition and kept very clean. I never had to wait for a shower. There is also a small room with a sofa and a table where you could go and play board games if the weather got a bit grotty and you're in a small tent.

A big plus is the fact that they allow campfires, and wood is just 3 a bag!

In terms of location, it's actually good for exploring Snowdonia national park by motorbike or car (or possibly bicycle), and apparently there are some excellent walks starting near the campsite too.

All this for 8 a night (per adult). I'd certainly visit again.

Date of Visit: July 2016 Unit:  Motorhome Rating:
Reviewer: Barnyb2012 6 reviews from this member

This is my second stay at Foxholes, but the first for the Real Ale Trail I was advised by my friend to book up early, it was a good job I did book because there was a 'Fully Booked' sign under the entrance sign. This is a very popular come Trail weekend.

I had to pitch up in the large slopping field which is a straight drive from reception, and due to it raining and the slope I had a little difficulty in getting my motorhome off the grass and onto the small gravel drive that runs part way through the field.

The others in the party were in tents and they stayed on the large tenting field behind the owners home this afforded them a fab view of the Shropshire Hills.

As most have said the site is clean, well maintained and has all I needed for a weekends trip.

The cost at the time of this review was 8. 00 per adult and 4. 00 for children and 1. 00 for well behaved dogs.

However during the Real Ale Trail weekend the hire of a fire drum and the purchase of wood is not allowed, I presume for safety reasons.

I will return to Foxholes with my partner and Labrador to take a closer look at the walking trails and quaint shops Bishops Castle has to offer.

Make a booking and try this off grid site with it's easy access to town and some wonderful views.

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