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County - Shropshire | Map
Tel code: 01746 | code search
Postcode: WV16 | code search
Population: 12200
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Birthplace of:
Gerald Berners Thomas Percy Dilys Powell
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Down Inn
"Stayed one night for family christening close by. Sister also stayed and had stayed previously. Lovely rooms and very clean. Great atmosphere and lovely evening meal on the ..." More

Down Inn
"Put a review on trip advisor and it never appeared so this makes me think that their reviews are fixed and biased Had a terrible cold meal immature chef carving ..." More

The Punchbowl Inn
"Very impressive menu and fine carvery we had the three course offer for 11.95 Lovely clean restaurant, friendly and welcoming staff highly recommend to anyone. Came on the strength of the shropshire ..." More

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"Saturday is market day in Bridgnorth and it can get very busy but The Castle Walk is one of the most lovely of views of the River Severn and of ..." More

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The town of Bridgnorth is to be found nestling on the banks of the River Severn well at least part of it is as Bridgnorth is almost two towns in one. There is the Low Town of Bridgnorth along which the River Severn flows and this was once a busy port, the Vikings being amongst the first people to appreciate its unique location around 890AD, at one time Bridgnorth was the largest inland port in Europe. It was the coming of the railways that saw the importance of Bridgnorth fade as a port of substance. The Severn Valley Railway is today still in operation between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster and offers some of the most stunningly picturesque views as it winds its way along the valley from its period rolling stock. Then there is Bridgnorth High Town, some 100 feet above the Low Town, and it is here that you will find its imposing and splendid town hall a magnificent example of a timber framed building dating back to 1652 and which dominates the town centre. It is said that Charles I once commented that the castle and Castle Walk provided the finest view in all his kingdom. The town of Bridgnorth has plenty to offer the resident and visitor alike, it plays host to a number of music festivals each year, the Haydn Festival in June clebrating the best of classical music, the Bridgnorth Folk Festival encompassing not just folk but also rock and blues, finally there is the recently inaugurated Bridgnorth Jazz Festival which is in October. One more thing about Bridgnorth how do you get between the Low Town and the High Town ? Well if you are feeling particularly fir you can climb the 200 steps or so between the two, but for a more relaxed way to travel there is the funicular. This is an electrical railway, the only one of its kind in inland England and is a cliff railway. The first time you take it may seem a little disconcerting but it really is a triumph of Victorian engineering and, despite being a short trip, an excellent way to save your legs!


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Astley Abbots PYO Lavender
Bridgnorth Castle (ruin)
Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway Company
Daniel's Mill
Dudmaston Hall
Theatre On The Steps


Denn Farm Site (adults only)
Halfway House Camp Site
High Trees Farm
Stanmore Hall Touring Park
Unicorn Inn


Majestic Cinema


Shropshire Dance


National Trust Cottages
Shepherds Cottage at Eudon Burnell Farm Cottages


Bridgnorth District Council


P C Shimmin Dental Surgery

Regency House Dental Practice
St Leonards House Dental Surgery


Alveley Medical Practice
Dr Hammerton W & Partners
The Medical Centre
The Surgery

Estate Agent

Carter Jonas
Herdson Humphries
Tart Nick

Golf Club

Bridgnorth Golf Club

Holiday Park

Astbury Falls Lodges


Bear Inn
Bulls Head Inn
Falcon Hotel
Halfway House Inn
The Bandon Arms
The Black Boy
The Punchbowl Inn


Bridgnorth Country Market

Pub and Bar


Bell & Talbot
Fox Inn
Habit Restaurant & Bar
New Inn
Old Castle
Swan Inn
White Lion
White Lion Inn, Bridgnorth


Bear Inn
Brasserie (The)
Bulls Head Inn
Casa Ruiz Tapas Bar
Eastern Delight
Fox Inn
Habit Restaurant & Bar
Jimmy Pickles
Punch Bowl

The Habit Restaurant & Bar
White Lion Inn, Bridgnorth


Astbury Falls Lodges
National Trust Cottages
Shepherds Cottage at Eudon Burnell Farm Cottages
Upton Cressett Hall


A R Nunn


A Line Taxis
ACR Taxis
Brambles Private Hire
Bridgnorth Taxis
Micks Taxis
Town Taxis


Bridgnorth Veterinary Centre

Sports Clubs

Alveley CC (Cricket)
Bridgnorth (Women's Hockey)
Bridgnorth (Men's Hockey)
Bridgnorth AC (Athletics)

Bridgnorth CC (Cricket)
Bridgnorth RUFC (Rugby Union)
Bridgnorth TC (Tennis)
Bridgnorth Town (Amateur Football)
Quatt CC (Cricket)
Worfield CC (Cricket)


The Speaking Tree
Personalised Giftware
Ebenezers Florist
Hillview Hardy Plants
Pets Corner
John Biddle Opticians
Bridge 55
Parker Taylor Menswear Ltd
Pauline Norton Galleries

Stoneaway Gallery
Maws Gallery
Missy Boutique
The Green Cow
Just Jayne Curtain & Interior Specialist
James Hair Team
Riverside Wines


Perry & Phillips
Northgate Antiques & Collectables Centre
Malthouse Antiques
English Heritage
Bridgnorth Antique Centre
Old Mill Antique Centre

Places to Stay near Bridgnorth

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Bear Inn (0.01 miles)

Bear Inn

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The Bear Inn is jn the Town Centre of historic Bridgnorth and is at the end of the High Street in Northgate.
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The Croft (0.13 miles)

The Croft
The Croft is a 300 year old Grade 2 listed building 100 metres from the historic High Street of Bridgnorth and has 12 individually styled rooms, mostly with en suite facilities. The Croft has recently ... More | visit website
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The Black Boy (0.23 miles)

The Black Boy

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Welcome to the Black Boy Inn which is situated on the famous Cartway, once used by donkeys to ferry cargo from the docks on the river to High Town. The ... More

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The Bandon Arms (0.34 miles)

The Bandon Arms

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The Bandon Arms is a delightful listed building which has benefitted from a recent extensive refurbishment. Located on the edge of Low Town, Bridgnorth, with access to High Town via ... More

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Little Brug (0.37 miles)

Little Brug
Little Brug is a lovely old house 10 minutes walk from Bridgnorth. Our guest accommodation comprises entrance, snug, large sitting/ dining room, bedrooms and bathroom. As we only have one set of guests at a ... More | visit website
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Falcon Hotel (0.40 miles)

Falcon Hotel

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We are in a great location for Fishing Vacations, We are just down from the River Severn and we have 2 tackle shops in the close vacinity. Bridgnorth is steeped ... More

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Halfway House Inn (0.44 miles)

Halfway House Inn

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The Halfway House Inn is a 16th Century Inn situated in beautiful Shropshire countryside just over a mile from Bridgnorth Town Centre. Peter & Cecile Williams have been at The ... More

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Down Inn (2.68 miles)

Down Inn

Set in the rolling Shropshire Hills just 3 miles from the historic town of Bridgnorth, The Down Inn is a family owned hotel serving great traditional food, we are renowned for our carvery.Its an absolute ... More | visit website

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Old Vicarage Hotel (2.98 miles)

Old Vicarage Hotel

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The Old Vicarage Hotel is a small family run hotel and restaurant in the beautiful Shropshire Countyside. The Counties only AA Top 200 Hotel & AA 3 Rosette Restaurant.
Each of The ... More


National Trust Cottages (3.63 miles)

National Trust Cottages

Sternsmill Cottage is to the right of the photograph. This is a charming semi-detached 19th-century cottage with accommodation on three floors. It is located just outside the ancient village of Quatt in the beautiful South Shropshire ... More

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