Place Category: Shropshire Towns
Bridgnorth sits high on a sandstone cliff with spectacular views of the Severn Valley. The town is divided in two – a high town and low town. There are caves, a castle, a cliff railway, a civil war and catastrophes that all had a bearing on the beautiful town you see today.
Bordered and divided by Britain’s longest river, The Severn, there are spectacular views of the valley and Low Town from the High Town. Oh yes, then there was King Charles I, who upon visiting the town in 1642 remarked that the view is “the finest in my domain”. With a recommendation like that one should surely come and have a look!
The town has two unique heritage railways: a Cliff Railway that climbs from the Severn to the high town and the famous Severn Valley Railway operating heritahe trains on a beautiful sixteen mile stretch of riverside line.
There are shops and pubs and events galore, as well as many places to shop. There are lovely side streets to explore with fine houses and cottages, the remains of a Friary, eight sets of steps to get up and down the town, a bridge, old residential caves and much more.
Tourist Information Centre
The Visitor Information Centre
Bridgnorth WV16 4AW
T: 01746 763257