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Holidays in Bridgnorth

Bridgnorth is a beautiful Shropshire town beloved of poets and royalty

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Riverside views of Bridgnorth

In its time Bridgnorth has been loved by royalty and some of the country’s finest poets. Others have compared it to Old Jerusalem and Gibraltar.

The beautiful Bridgnorth is separated into two main areas, High Town and Low Town, linked by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain. High Town is known for its stunning views of the area, while Low Town is known for its once thriving port along the River Severn. The funicular railway is not the only way to travel as there are a number of sets of steep staircases that ascend the hillside, a challenge for active visitors.

Much loved by King Charles I, who described Bridgnorth as “the finest in the land”, this town is a truly picture-perfect holiday destination, bisected by a sandstone cliff and the River Severn.

Castle ruins and pretty flowerbeds

Town highlights beyond the aforementioned funicular railway include the Castle Keep which leans at a greater angle than the Tower of Pisa in Italy. Castle Walk offers amazing views across the town.

One of the most attractive streets in town is Cartway which leads down to the Quayside, the cliffs and caves of the parks of Lavington and Severn.

Also seek out the Thomas Telford designed Church of St Mary Magdalene, and the unusual town hall that is set high up on brick ‘piers’ that challenges the traffic flow. The town museum is based in the Northgate, contrasting with the nearby Italianate New Buildings.

"The town is home to the oldest inaldn funicular railway in England..."

Of an evening, you have a good choice of restaurants and eateries to choose from. There is also an art-deco style cinema which offers a diverse choice of films, if you want to watch something in style.

Further afield, Bridgnorth is a few miles south of Telford and Ironbridge Gorge. The whole region was at the centre of the Industrial Revolution including several UNESCO World Heritage Centres. There are ten visitor attractions in Ironbridge Gorge and Telford showcasing preserved examples of the engineering ingenuity in the world. Also visit Ellesmere for its large nature reserve The Mere and 19th century canal network.

We have some lovely holiday cottages in and around Bridgnorth. Why not visit our collection to feel inspired?

While you’re there

The Majestic

Visit this pleasantly restored art-deco cinema for a trip down memory lane.

Castle Walk and Castle Keep

Bridgnorth has a ruined castle at its centre, so explore the bewitching ruins and gardens.

Bridgnorth Funicular Railway

Travel up to High Town on the steepest inland funicular railway in England.

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