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Travelling around Bridgnorth

Travelling around Bridgnorth

Located on the banks of the River Severn and connected by the steepest inland funicular in Britain, Bridgnorth is so much more than your average market town. Split by the Severn Valley into the High Town and the Low Town, Bridgnorth is steeped in history with parkland and river views everywhere you look, making it the perfect place for walkers, anglers and wildlife spotters.

History lovers will find ample things to keep them entertained in this leafy Shropshire town, including the country’s oldest funicular railway, Bridgnorth Castle and Northgate Museum. There’s also plenty on offer for those who love the great outdoors with a host of parks, nature reserves and walking trails. 

Castle Hill Railway in Bridgnorth

No visit to Bridgnorth would be complete without taking a trip on the Castle Hill Railway funicular railway line. The oldest and steepest inland railway, it takes people up the 111 ft sandstone cliffs that separate the High Town from the Low Town and is a fun way to see the whole town.

Lovers of the great outdoors should make sure they pay a visit to Dudmaston Estate, which is open to visitors. However, it is its grounds that are really special. Take the dogs for a long stroll around this 3,000-acre property or bring the kids along and explore Comer Woods on two wheels. Bridgnorth regularly attracts visitors from the surrounding regions. The High Street and Meredith's Yard are filled with colourful traders every weekend and, beneath the arches of the town hall, local people sell plants, preserves and produce, cakes, flowers and crafts.