Bridgnorth, Shropshire

"The finest view in all my Kingdom" - Charles I

Whether you admire the view over the king's shoulder from the sandstone cliff of Bridgnorth, or stand on the bridge below, (at the height of summer the Severn is almost covered by the flowers of water crowfoot) you won't have to look far to find a superlative in the Severn Valley.

Like the King, most of our visitors can't restrain themselves.

Bridgnorth was once one of the busiest river ports in Europe, but nowadays, the Severn, clear and unpolluted, is a quiet haven for anglers, walkers and wildlife.  The river divides the town into High Town and Low Town, the two being linked by seven sets of ancient donkey steps and a Victorian funicular, the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway.

"If you approach the High Town by the cliff railway you feel you are being lifted up to heaven." - John Betjeman

The oldest and steepest inland funicular railway makes the heavenly journey at least 150 times a day. In 1892, when it opened, the entrance was watched over by a temperance restaurant and refreshment house.

Just as rewarding for the pilgrim is the ancient Cartway, one of Shropshire's most interesting streets which leads down to the flower-filled Quayside, the cliffs and caves of Lavington Gardens and on to Severn Park.

Whichever route you choose to the top, you can enjoy King Charles' 'finest view' from Castle Walk, before checking out another of the valley's superlatives, the Castle Keep that leans at an impossible angle greater than the Tower of Pisa.

History abounds in Bridgnorth.  Thomas Telford's church of St Mary Magdalene sits grandly next door, while the timber-framed Town Hall set on high brick piers, interrupts the traffic flow in the High Street. The redundant but revered St Leonard's Church set in its own cathedral-like close provides calm away from the hustle and bustle of the town.

The medieval Northgate, which houses the Northgate Museumstands guard at one end of the High Street whilst the Italianate splendour of the New Market Buildings with its Childhood and Costume Museum stands at the other.

18th century writers compared Bridgnorth's spectacular setting to old Jerusalem, or even Gibraltar.

Who are we to disagree?

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Attractions in Bridgnorth

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The remains of Bridgnoth Castle are set on a cliff by the side of the River Severn.

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Whether you are interested in fine china, fun interactives or a 'Victorian' town, its all to be found in this World Heritage Site.

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FREE Admission. The award winning Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.

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Get up close and personal to Shropshire’s larger than life mammoth and step back into the Iron Age. If you're looking for somewhere to take the kids or grandkids during the summer holidays we have several family events to keep children and adults amused and entertained.

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Award Winning Cycling, Walking & Cottage Holidays.

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This remarkable funicular railway is the oldest and steepest inland electric cliff railway in the country.

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Choose from tiny tots woodland treks, Gruffalo trails, family rides, cream tea rides or enjoy a jug of pimms on return from your ride! We also offer superb tuition as we are home to 4 UKCC professional coaches and offer confidence building beginner lessons right up to X Country jumping and show jumping for the more advanced rider.  

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Visit a working pottery, open all year round and create a masterpiece in the Ceramic Cafe or browse in beautiful surroundings for that special gift.  Beautiful bed & breakfast accommodation also available.

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Open top canoe trips on river with pub stop and steam train return. Also 2 day river adventures. Suitable for all ages and abilities.

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Shropshire is blessed with many beautiful gardens – from grand estates to exquisitely designed town gardens – and many are open for charity as part of the National Gardens Scheme.

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Boscobel House is a beautiful but modest hunting lodge which sheltered Charles II after defeat at Worcester.

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The Dower House Garden occupies a 1.5 acre site in a beautiful setting within the grounds of Morville Hall (National Trust), near Bridgnorth in Shropshire.

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Wenlock Priory, with it's stunning clipped topiary, has a pastoral setting on the edge of lovely Much Wenlock.

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Arley Arboretum & Gardens provides the ideal day out for you and your family, a dream escape from the bustle of everyday life. There is plenty to do for all ages from the Italian garden with its fountain, to the Themed Trails and maze. Our Peacocks are also a splendid sight wandering around the gardens.

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Green Flag Award winning Country Park. Teashop and toilets. 3 way-marked trails. Parking at Alveley and Highley. Located on National Cycle Network (Route 45). Play area. Request stop on the Severn Valley Railway.

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Here iron is the business, take a look at the pioneering spirt and revolutionary thinking that made the Gorge the silicon valley of it time.

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Watch the world go by over 100 years ago.

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At the Coalport China Museum you can see the vibrant National Collections of Coalport and Caughley.

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At the Museum of the Gorge you can view a 12 metre scale model of the Gorge as it was in 1796.

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The worlds first Iron bridge. You can peer through its railings and conjure a vision of sailing vessels heading downstream towards Bristol and the markets of the world.

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At the Jackfield Tile Museum there are tiles everywhere! The Victorians were on a mission to not only make them, but also to use them.

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This clay pipe factory looks and feels just like it did when the doors closed behind the last pipe maker in 1957.

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At Enginuity you can turn the wheels of your imagination, test your horse power and discover how good ideas are turned in to real things.

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In the Darby houses, Dale House and Rosehill House, you can delve in to the everyday life of Quaker families.

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Dare you enter this narrow, dimly lit tunnel to see a geological curiosity, where bitumen still oozes through the walls. Don't forget to pick up your hard hat!

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Bridgnorth Town Hall is a black and white building erected in 1650. In the 16th Century the view up the High Street would have been uninterrupted. In the centre of the street would have been the High Cross, otherwise known as a Market Cross. Opposite the top of Hungry Street, now St Mary’s Street, stood the 'New House', a raised building containing the office of the town's chief magistrates. On the ground floor was the public wool market.

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Enjoy a huge range of activities including Quad Biking / Trekking, Mountain Boarding, Grass Boarding, Mountain Biking, Clay Pigeon Shooting, Archery and Team Building Activities

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"On Wenlock Edge the wood's in trouble; His forest fleece the Wrekin heaves;" A.E. Housman - A Shropshire Lad

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Much Wenlock in Shropshire is the home of the modern Olympic Games, no honestly! Dr William Penny Brookes was a local doctor who campaigned tirelessly to revive the ancient Greek games.

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Explore, enjoy and step back in time at the SVR! Exciting steam trains, fantastic events and plenty to explore – the Severn Valley Railway has all the ingredients for a great day out. More than 250,000 visitors each year step on board one of the SVR’s heritage steam locomotives for a journey of adventure along the stunning 16-mile line, from Kidderminster in Worcestershire to Bridgnorth in Shropshire.  

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Holy Trinity is a large church in the Shropshire town of Much Wenlock. Open 9am - 5pm


At Apley Farm Shop we want you to be passionate about local food. Using quality ingredients from our own estate & unearthing the finest foods our community of local farmers & producers have to offer, we give you the opportunity to taste, discover & enjoy the finest foods from our region.

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At Shropshire Tours Ltd we simply want you to get the most from your vacation. We offer an exclusive tour service at excellent value centred on what you want to do and what you like.

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Looking for a sporting break away? Look no further than Pengwern Sports Tours near Bridgnorth, Shropshire – we've been arranging golf breaks, stag and hen weekends, sports tours and activity holidays for over 40 years.

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Ever wandered what happens behind the closed doors? Is it really like the movies? Are there really ghosts wandering the halls at night? Now you can find out by registering for a tour of Shrewsbury prison, one of the country’s oldest prisons.

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Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes you to our scenic river boat trips, canoe/kayak hire, mini raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire along the beautiful River Severn located in Ironbridge, Shropshire. Electric and manual cycle hire to Bridgnorth along a cycle route is also available for those looking for an activity on dry land.

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Accommodation in Bridgnorth

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Peacefully situated in its own grounds, with beautiful views of hills & farm animals. Ensuite bedrooms, guests sitting room, log fires, local produce, warm welcome.

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DTS B&B 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Early 19th century Granary in hill country. Sleeps two/four with view over farmland. Antique furniture compliments surroundings. Excellent walking, cycling. Pets welcome.

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17th Century coaching inn offering 16 en-suite accommodation rooms, restaurant bar meals, Sunday lunches, private parking, guest ales, private beer garden.

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David and Linda offer a very warm welcome at the four star Croft offering B&B accommodation in the delightful market town of Bridgnorth, Shropshire.

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DTS Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

Small, friendly family run establishment overlooking the historical bridge and the River Severn. Short walk to town and the Severn Valley Railway.

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Spacious, oak-beamed annex to listed family home, for up to 5 people with two en-suite bedrooms, in a quiet location close to English Heritage site, shops and the countryside. Free wifi.

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Atmospheric, family run Georgian coaching inn renowned for its award winning cuisine and hospitality. Our stunning 17th century Tithe Barn is ideal for Weddings, conference and banqueting.

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The AA Inn 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Holiday Caravans in 24 acres of glorious Shropshire countryside (near IRONBRIDGE). Small, secluded, safe family park. A separate 5 Touring Pitch Caravan Club CL with Hook-Up.

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Our newly re-furbished and extended Farmhouse Bed & Breakfast accommodation offers five cosy, oak beamed en-suite bedrooms all with stunning views of the Shropshire countryside.

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Peaceful and tranquil. Set in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty below the famous Wenlock Edge. Ideal base for walking, cycling and riding.

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The AA Holiday Park 3 Pennants Star Accommodation Grading

Lower Hill Farm is a family business nestling amongst the woods at the foot of Wenlock Edge. The site has panoramic views, from the Long Mynd to the Wrekin.

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A secluded adults only touring park in the heart of South Shropshire with fantastic views. Woodlands walks & pools. Disabled facilities. Five miles from Bridgnorth. Pub withing walking distance.

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A traditional 16th Century Coaching Inn in the heart of the Shropshire countryside, under 2 miles from the historic town of Bridgnorth. We specialise in short breaks and activity and sporting holidays.

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The AA Inn 3 Star Accommodation Grading

Traditional country inn peacefully situated, enjoying stunning views, excellent food and ales. Open log fires. Superb ensuite rooms opened October 2008. Town 5 minutes drive.

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A truly wonderful base from which to explore Shropshire and the surrounding counties, Court Farm is a listed farmhouse set on a 330 acre working mixed farm in the peaceful and idyllic hamlet of Gretton.

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The AA Farm 4 Star Highly Commended Accommodation Grading

Manor Holding is a Grade II, half timbered, Jacobean cottage farmhouse in the scattered hamlet of Kingswood, so named after the royal forest of Wyre in whose centre it stands.

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Superb 17th Century Country Inn, set amidst Shropshire's rolling hills with stunning views over the Severn Valley & Chelmarsh Reservoir and offering a unique mix of Bed & Breakfast and Self-catering accommodation.

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Peaceful 16th Century farmhouse on working farm, located between Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Kidderminster. Warm homely atmosphere, spacious accommodation. Lovely walks in surrounding picturesque countryside.

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17th Century historic country inn. Comfortable en-suite rooms, award winning meals from local produce, traditional beers. Ideal location for exploring the Shropshire countryside.

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The AA Inn 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Holidaying and business guests will receive the warmest of welcomes here at our 4 star rated Boningale Manor - and you’ll leave feeling you’ve been treated both un-fussily and like friends.

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Camping and Caravanning certificated hideaway site in the lovely Shropshire village of Claverley. Three pubs within a 5 minute walk. Central for local attractions.

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Inspirational 5 star luxury self-catering properties ideal for honeymoons, anniversaries, other special occasions, or simply because you deserve it!

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Approximately 450 yards from centre of town. Ample space for children. Quite close to National Trust property. Blists Hill Museum easily accessible.

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Two beautiful fully equipped converted barns on working family farm. Private courtyard. Secure gardens with lovely views and use of outdoor swimming pool. Central for touring South Shropshire.

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Cottages 4 You

Escape to The Dinney where we offer you 6 delightful self catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Our holiday cottages accommodate between 3 and 20 guests in both traditionally converted barns or contemporary new cottages.      

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Superbly furnished cottage with stone featured walls. Sleeps 7 adults/ Fully equipped. Quiet location near owners 17thC inn.

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Pretty cottages over looking lakes and open countryside. Well equipped, patios, gardens. Within easy reach of Bridgnorth, Ironbridge and Much Wenlock. Coarse and fly fishing on site.

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Touring caravan and camping park set in the stunningly beautiful Shropshire countryside, adjacent to family run 17th century coaching inn. Activity & sporting holidays available.

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Mike has diversified over the last few years and has now created a perfect haven for relaxation in his beautiful Bed & Breakfast accommodation.

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Whether you are holidaying or on business, expect the warmest of welcomes here at Boningale Manor. Grade II listed (with features dating back to the 1300s) several barns have been imaginatively converted to provide 4-Star self-catering choices. They are set in farmland and share access to beautiful gardens.

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Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Gold Award

The Woodberry Inn is a unique free house set in the heart of Bridgnorth, serving real ales and fine dining. The building has been handsomely transformed with oak flooring, wood burners, and leather seating, creating a stylish environment for everyone.

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Beautifully converted oak-beamed cottage for two in the heart of historic Much Wenlock. Quietly tucked away behind owners listed home.

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This stone built cottage is situated a mile from the centre of Much Wenlock in the grounds of the owners smallholding.

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Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Caravan and Camping certified site.  Located in the beautiful Shropshire countryside on a traditional 60 acre working farm, which has been in the family for over 60 years and is also home to Ted's Beef Farm Shop.

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Stylish, comfortable B&B ensuite rooms in historic listed house with off street carparking and private entrance within the charming medieval town of Much Wenlock. A warm welcome and superb breakfast of local produce await.

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Our holiday barns are built in traditional local stone and are set high up in the Clee Hills with spectacular views over the surrounding countryside, which is well served with footpaths and bridleways. 

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Nestled in the heart of unspoilt Shropshire Countryside. Frog Mill Barn is a Grade II listed property, renovated to a luxurious standard. Secluded garden and outside seating area; two double en suite bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen with granite work surfaces and woodburner.

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Easthope Caravan and Camping is a family run site and situated on a working farm in Shropshire. Located four miles from Much Wenlock, the farm commands lovely views across the Shropshire Hills.

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The Forge at Ashfield Hall is a wenlock stone cottage for two with a beautiful cruck oak frame situated in the centre of Much Wenlock. Renovated to a high standard and is nestled at the back of the owners Grade 2* listed building.

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DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

The Ship Inn was first built in 1770 for a local bargeman and has recently undergone a major refurbishment. On offer is superb quality dining and accommodation. An ideal fishing retreat.

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Church Farm B&B, near Ironbridge, is a 17th century farmhouse B&B peacefully set in its own beautiful gardens and land on the edge of the small village of Kemberton in Shropshire, just 10 minutes drive from Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

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DTS B&B 4 Star Accommodation Grading Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

The Summerhouse stands alone in large gardens, with fabulous views of Wenlock Edge, an area of Shropshire that is well known by walkers.

Cottages 4 You

A family run business that offers 6 self catering properties in the beautiful Severn Valley. All are located near to the Highley Severn Valley Railway station and between 50-200 yards from the River Severn.

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Pine Tree Lodge is located in a semi rural setting with country views but is less than a mile from the Historic Market town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire and 1/2 mile from the World Famous Severn Valley Railway. Bridgnorth is an historic fortified town renowned for its many old buildings, pubs and restaurants, also the Vernacular Railway that links the River Severn in Low Town to the Old Castle grounds in High Town.

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DTS Self-Catering 34 Star Accommodation Grading

The Pheasant at Neenton is a stunningly restored dining pub with rooms, serving superb Shropshire food in a real country local. We have three newly-opened en-suite bedrooms, with relaxing décor and furnished with a touch of style. 

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DTS Inn 4 Star Accommodation Grading Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

Stunning views and a quiet night, sleeping on pure cotton sheets are guaranteed at this welcoming B&B (with ensuite) just outside Much Wenlock. Great local food (free range eggs of course) and fresh coffee or choice of teas. Drying room for wet clothing or boots.

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Holiday Caravans in 24 acres of glorious Shropshire countryside (near IRONBRIDGE). Small, secluded, safe family park. A separate 5 Touring Pitch Caravan Club CL with Hook-Up.

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Lower Hill Farm is a family business nestling amongst the woods at the foot of Wenlock Edge. The site has panoramic views, from the Long Mynd to the Wrekin.

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Escape to The Dinney where we offer your group two large self-catering holiday cottages in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. Our two large contemporary new holiday cottages accommodate 14 and 20 guests. Further smaller cottages and a Farmhouse B&B offer more options for even larger groups    

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Visit Britain Group Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading

A haven of peace and tranquility, a get-away-from-it-all retreat set in beautiful countryside with stunning views over Wenlock Edge. Perfect for a romantic break or as a base for walking and exploring. Close to the ancient market towns of Much Wenlock and Shrewsbury, and just 1½ hours West of Birmingham.

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Shropshire Tourism Price Promise

Map of Bridgnorth Town

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Bridgnorth Visitor Information

The Library, Listley Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AW.

Tel: 01746 763257 Fax : 01746 766625

Email: bridgnorth.tourism@shropshire.gov.uk

Open all Year: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 9.30am - 5pm Saturday 9.00am-5pm