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The Bishops Castle 01588 Area Code (Bishops Castle Dialling Code)

The 01588 area code is a 4 digit geographical dialling code (excluding the zero) used in telecommunications for the Bishops Castle area.

The local telephone numbers within the 01588 are 6 digits long.

The correct format in which to write a telephone number from the Bishops Castle area code is (01588) xxxxxx.

Where is the 01588 Area Code?

The Bishops Castle 01588 dialling code is situated in the county of Shropshire in the West Midlands Region of the UK.

When do I need to use the 01588 Bishops Castle dialling code?

You will need to use a dialling code if you are calling from a mobile phone or a landline outside of the 01588 Bishops Castle dialling code area. If you are calling a local number within the same area code with a landline telephone you do not need to use the 01588 dialling code.

Phoning the 01588 Dialling Code from Outside of the UK

If you are calling from outside of the UK. You will need to add the code for dialling internationally. This varies country to country, followed by the UK country code (44) followed by the area code without the initial zero (1588).

RegionInternational PrefixCountry CodeArea Code
United States and Canada011441588
Europe00441588
Australia0011441588

Origins of the 01588 Bishops Castle Area Code

Before the 16th April 1995 known as PhONEday which changed telephone area codes by inserting a 1 at the beginning. The area code was 0588.

the historic mnemonic code for the 01588 area was LU8. The first two characters are taken from the letters L and U in LUdlow. On an old rotary dial telephone this was entered by dialling the numbers 5, 8 and 8.

picture showing an old rotary dial for the 01588 Bishops Castle area code
An old rotary dial for the 01588 Bishops Castle area code.

Map of the 01588 Bishops Castle dialling Code Area

The shaded area on the map represent the estimated extent of the 01588 Bishops Castle phone area code.

The blue icons on the map represent the locations of telephone exchanges serving the 01588 area. Click on an icon for more details

Map of the 01588 Bishops Castle area code
Map of the 01588 Bishops Castle area code and surrounding areas

Towns and Villages within the Bishops Castle 01588-Bishops Castle dialling Code

Bishop's Castle
Clun
Craven Arms

Known Telephone Exchanges within the Bishops Castle 01588-Bishops Castle dialling Code

Craven Arms (WNCRA) Shropshire