Events; see 'walking destination' page for main walking events.
"Clunton, and Clunbury, Clungunford and Clun, Are the quietest places under the sun"
Really? Not on your life….check out our events calendar. Our rural rambler’s paradise has lots going on.
The Heritage Trail guide is available from Caractiacus or Clun Museum , which is situated in the 18th Century Town hall in The Square.
Clun Community Area has a children’s play area and the Castle ruins and river make an ideal spot for a picnic, riverside walk or a spot of fishing.
For eating and drinking, you will find pubs and eateries with a good selection of home-cooked food and real ales throughout the Clun Valley
The Clun Museum visit website here is usually open on Tuesdays, Saturdays and Bank Holidays. Due to its small size and the inability to distance there within the museum does not plan to open until the 22nd June 2021.
Escape Games Company
A new exciting outside adventure game concept (Adventure Out!) is being launched this Spring at Clun Castle by The Escape Games Company in association with English Heritage.
The games will see participants collaborate together in small groups to solve puzzles and crack clues inspired by the compelling heritage of Clun Castle. Actors in full costume will bring the games to life, engaging and interacting with players and further enhancing the experience.
COVID-safety will be paramount, with all activities outside and all clues and props cleaned and sanitised after every game. The sizes of groups and the number of households allowed to mix will also be adhered to depending on Covid restrictions.
Last summer, The Escape Games Company ran a successful pilot at Berkhamsted Castle, an English Heritage site in Hertfordshire, where more than 95% of players said they would recommend the experience. The games at Clun Castle (and other new games being operated by The Escape Games Company) will be delivered under their ‘Adventure Out! Games’ brand, which focuses on outdoor, escape style themed games in amazing sites around England.
The games are ideal for families and friends of all ages, along with school groups and those looking for corporate team building activities.
Adventure Out! Games are around one hour in duration and can be booked in advance at www.adventureoutgames.co.uk with games at Clun Castle launching from 30 May with a money back guarantee should COVID restrictions change. Prices start at £10 per person. Games will be available on weekdays, at weekends and throughout the school holidays.
Play tennis in the Shropshire Hills AONB
Fancy a game of tennis in spectacular surroundings and a welcoming community.
Bishop’s Castle Tennis Club is where playing tennis is made easy and enjoyable.
For nearly 100 years, tennis has been played on the Club’s appropriately named Love Lane grounds, with their spectacular views of the Long Mynd, Stiperstones, the south Shropshire hills, buzzards and red kites.
The courts are in a superb location adjacent to the A488 road (SY9 5DW), adjacent to the Bishop’s Castle Railway trackbed and a short distance from Bishop’s Castle’s town centre. It’s about a 7 -minute walk from town by a public footpath.
Car parking and toilet facilities are available in the Club House. The Club is a Covid Secure Venue.
There are two floodlit hard courts and an AstroTurf court available for early risers from 8 am until night owls finish at 11 pm, all year round.
Local & Visitors enjoy “Pay and Play’ tennis for £10 per hour per court (up to four players), paid and booked online. You’ll receive a booking confirmation with details on how to access the courts. Book at
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For more information please email us firstname.lastname@example.org
2021 events in the Clun Valley and surrounding area.
Clun Open Gardens
Tickets are £5.00 which covers both days.
More information can be found here
BISHOP’S CASTLE MIDSUMMER REJOICING Date TBC
Fete on the Saturday and Rush Cart parade with Morris Teams on a Sunday the Sunday morning followed by service at St. John’s Parish Church and then Morris dancing in the Three Tuns Yard.
BISHOP’S CASTLE TANDEM TRIATHLON date TBC
Teams of 2 with tandems swim, cycle and run starting at The Community College and SpArC grounds Bishop’s Castle.
NEWCASTLE-ON-CLUN GARDENS OPEN July TBC
Gardens in the village open raising money for the Gardens Society and another charity.
BISHOP’S CASTLE CARNIVAL Date TBC
One of the oldest and possibly the best traditional town carnival with a parade of steam engines, vintage cars and floats around the town followed by fun, games and music on Bishops Castles playing fields.
Contact Martin Walter
BISHOP’S CASTLE REAL ALE TRAIL Date TBC
Based in and around the town’s six pubs, most of the breweries in Shropshire and the borders are represented as well as a great selection from the rest of the UK. There are usually more than 60 ales and ciders on offer at any one time.
Mandy 07971 213728 or Wayne 07747 877011
BISHOP’S CASTLE PARTY IN THE PARK Date TBC
Music event organised by the local ‘About Music Project’ committee. Continuous music on two stages from 12.00 noon to 10.00 p.m. featuring a variety of local and guest bands. This is a relaxed family event, bring a deck chair and enjoy the music.
(01588) 630092 or (01588) 638664
PURSLOW SHOW August Bank Holiday Monday 26th
A small country show at Purslow Farm just past the Hundred House with something for everyone from 1.30 p.m. to 7.00 p.m. A horticultural marquee with flowers and vegetables, a gymkhana, dog show, beer tent and entertainment.
NEWCASTLE VILLAGE SHOW Cancelled 2021
The show is held on the Millennium Green and in the community centre in the village from 12.30pm -5.00 p.m. and includes a traditional garden and produce show, craft and produce stalls, children's activities, tug of war, bar, hot food, live band, cream teas and family fun dog show!.
NATIONAL HERITAGE OPEN DAY IN BISHOP’S CASTLE TBC
Local venues open to the public by Bishop's Castle Civic Society & Heritage Resource Centre for those interested in history and heritage. Saturday afternoon between 2 p.m. and 5 p.m.
MICHAELMAS FAIR - 18th September 2021
For one day only - see details michaelmasfair.co.uk
CLUN VALLEY BEER FESTIVAL September 24th to the 26th
All the pubs along the beautiful Clun valley join in this event. Transport is provided between pubs. 01588 640305
BISHOP’S CASTLE CHRISTMAS LIGHTS FESTIVAL TBC
Music, late night shopping and parades along with the lights switching on ceremony. Mandy Green 07971 213728
CRAFT SHOW AT ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST CHURCH, BISHOP’S CASTLE TBC
In conjunction with the Christmas Light Festival, the church opens its doors to crafts from the area.
CLUN CHRISTMAS LIGHTS December 5th 2021
From 6.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.