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Bishop's Castle

36 High Street

Bishop's Castle Shropshire SY9 5BQ
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Poetry Pharmacy

Welcome to the world’s first walk-in Poetry Pharmacy.

Visit our beautiful Victorian shop in pretty Bishop’s Castle and browse the shelves according to your mood – from ‘Matters of the Heart’ to ‘For days when the world is too much with us’.  You will find books, art and gifts as well as beautiful stationery and artefacts chosen to address a particular emotional ailment.

The Poetry Pharmacy is also a new centre in the Midlands for poetry and creative writing; The Distillery space upstairs is host to regular reading and writing workshops, as well as arts for health workshops, book launches and open mic’s, with an emphasis on good mental health and well-being.

We also have an extensive poetry reference library, a Physic Garden with its own Writer’s Hut (where you can reserve some quiet writing time. Details on our website) and a cool courtyard for contemplation and coffee.


  • Central Heating
  • Dog friendly
  • Free Wifi
  • Garden
  • Group visits available
  • Non smoking establishment
  • On street parking
Misty sunrise over Clun Castle 🏰 ☀️

Brilliant 🎥 IG / @christopher.werrett

As you explore its enchanting grounds, don't miss the extraordinary Round Chapel – a true highlight that stands as a rare and precious gem among Norman architecture. The circular design is a unique feature, and it's a testament to the castle's historical significance. As you wander through this sacred space, you'll feel the whispers of the past come alive. 

Discover the castle's secrets, marvel at the stunning Round Chapel, and immerse yourself in its rich heritage.🏰 

Incredible shots of Ludlow Castle IG @cinematic_trip_now

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