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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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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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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The AA Small Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Small Hotel 3 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Award

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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Visit Britain Guest Accommodation 4 Star Accommodation Grading Visit Britain Walkers Welcome Award Visit Britain Cyclists Welcome Award

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

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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Visit Britain Farm 4 Star Accommodation Grading

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

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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