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 Museum stands guard at one end of the High Street whilst the Italianate splendour of the New Market Buildings stand at the other.

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

Who are we to disagree?

Please click here to view a map of Bridgnorth town centre.

Attractions in Bridgnorth

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Bridgnorth Castle

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

College House, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4EJ

01746 762231


Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

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

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4AH

01746 762124


Country Treks Equestrian Centre

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.  

The Old Vicarage Centre, Stottesdon, Shropshire, DY14 8UH

01746 718436


Canoe UK

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

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4BJ

07774 907326


St Michael's Church, Upton Cressett

The quintessential hidden gem, St. Michael’s Church, Upton Cressets stands next to a magnificent Elizabethan estate overlooking the lush rolling hills of the surrounding countryside.  A church of ancient origins, the present structure dates to the time of the Norman Conquest.

Bridgnorth, Shroshire, WV16 6UH

01746 765542


The Dower House Garden at Morville Hall

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.

Morville Hall, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 5NB

01746 714407


Northgate Museum

Town Museum housed in the historic Burgess's Hall above Northgate containing a range of interesting artefacts reflecting the history of Bridgnorth and its people.

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4ER

01746 711486


Arley Arboretum & Gardens

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.

Nr. Bewdley, Worcestershire, DY12 1SQ

01299 861368


Severn Valley Country Park

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.

Alveley, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6NG

01746 781192


Bridgnorth Town Hall

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.

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DX

01746 762231


Accommodation in Bridgnorth

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Woodberry Inn

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.

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4LF

01746 762950


Garden Cottage

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

12 Barrow Street, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6EN

01952 727866

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading DTS Gold Award

The Woodshed

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

Sheinton Road, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6NP

01952 432579

Visit Britain Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Teds at Hunger Hill

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.

Sheriffhales, Nr Shifnal, Shropshire, TF11 8SA

07870920196


The Manor House

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.

Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6HT

01952 728046

DTS B&B 4 Star Accommodation Grading DTS Gold Award

Ferndale Flat

Ferndale Flat; a purpose built, two storey, coach house style building with one bedroom, opened in 2010. Set in seven acres of woodland and sheep pasture in the very rural Corvedale, South Shropshire's Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6LB

01584 841649

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading Green Business Gold Award

The Green Holiday Barns

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. 

Wheathill, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6QT

01746 787158

DTS Self-Catering 4 Star Accommodation Grading

Colemore Farm

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.

Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4ST

01746 218 203


Easthope Caravan and Camping

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

Easthope, Much Wenlock, Shropshire, TF13 6DN

01746 785434


The Gatehouse & The Coach House

Upton Cressett Hall has two quality self catering properties, The Gatehouse & The Coach House.

Upton Cressett, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6UH

01746 714616


Shops in Bridgnorth

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Buy From Shropshire

01746 769531

Garth House, Westgate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5BL


Cocoa Epicure

07540 533891


Perry & Phillips

01746 762248

48 Mill Street, Low Town, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 5AG


Direct Occasions

01746 712463

15 Station Road, Ditton Priors, Shropshire, WV16 6SS


Eliza's Boutique

07539 491273

12A Moat Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4EP


Roobarb

01746 761061

3 Waterloo Terrace, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4EG


Christmas Presence

Unit 4, Central Court, High Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DB


Castle Gaite Interiors

07738990211

4 Waterloo Terrace, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4EG



Studio Beau

7 High Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DB


Food & Drink in Bridgnorth

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The Hundred House Hotel

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.

01952 580240

Bridgnorth Road (A442), Norton, Nr Shifnal, Telford, Shropshire, TF11 9EE


The Halfway House Inn

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.

01746 762670

Cleobury Mortimer Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 5LS


Woodberry Inn

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.

01746 762950

70 Victoria Road, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4LF


The Pheasant at Neenton

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. 

01746 787955

Neenton, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 6RJ


Jewel of the Severn

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High Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DS


Tudor Rooms

01746 761973

Northgate, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


Stables Tea Room

01746 781019

Broad Acre Stables, Broadlanes, Six Ashes, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV15 6EG


Baileys Wine Bar & Bistro

01746763445

78 High Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4DX


Whitburn Coffee House

01746 769659

Whitburn Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire


BamBoo Wine Bar and Pie Room

01746 765333

15 Bridge Street, Bridgnorth, Shropshire, WV16 4BE


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

The Modern Olympic Games


The 2012 Olympic Mascot, Wenlock, was created to celebrate the fact that the modern Olympic movement all started in Much Wenlock, Shropshire.

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