Bishop's Caundle is a small village and civil parish in the West Dorset district of Dorset in South West England; situated south-east of Sherborne. The local travel links are located from the village to Sherborne railway station and to Bournemouth International Airport. The main road running through the village is the A3030, connecting Bishop's Caundle to Sherborne. The parish has a population of 398 according to the 2011 Census.
Older documents sometimes refer to the village as Caundle Bishop.
According to Douglas Adams' humorous 1983 dictionary "The Meaning of Liff", a Bishop's Caundle is "An opening gambit before a game of chess whereby the missing pieces are replaced by small ornaments from the mantelpiece."