Bridgnorth Attractions & Local Places To Visit When Staying
At The Bulls Head Inn & Restaurant
There is much to see and do in Bridgnorth and the surrounding towns including Telford, Ironbridge, Much Wenlock and Ludlow.
From Chelmarsh there are numerous attractive places and towns of special interest and natural or man-made beauty, all within a relatively short driving distance.
Nearby Bridgnorth is set on two levels, High Town & Low Town, and the fantastic funicular railway will take you effortlessly between the two. Enjoy the great views over the Severn Valley, the busy throng on market days with local produce and antiques, the numerous pubs and restaurants, interesting shops, and the castle ruins. Nearby Wenlock Edge and the beautiful market town of Much Wenlock with the beautiful Wenlock Priory are definitely worth a visit.
For more details visit www.aboutbridgnorth.com
Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire has a wealth of beautiful black and white buildings, and has been called England’s finest Tudor Town. Shrewsbury hosts more than 100 different events during the year, including the Arts Festival, the world-famous Shrewsbury Flower Show in August, and the Cartoon Festival.
For more details visit www.visitshrewsbury.com
The Ironbridge George – 20 minutes from Chelmarsh – is a ‘World Heritage Site’ and worth visiting to appreciate how nature has softened the landscape and created an area of strange, rare beauty. The valley also boasts ten extraordinary hands-on museums that celebrate the birth of industry and the heroes of this astonishing age.
For more details visit www.ironbridge.org.uk
Ludlow is “The loveliest town in Britain” said John Betjeman, and nobody would disagree after visiting this jewel in Shropshire’s crown, and seeing its magnificent castle, handsome architecture, and the town’s cathedral-like church. There are many annual fairs and festivals including the Marches Food & Drink Festival in September, and the famous Ludlow Festival in June & July attracts actors and performers from all over the world.
For more details visit www.visitsouthshropshire.co.uk
Severn Valley Railway
The Severn Valley Railway is the most relaxing way to explore this magnificent valley of valleys. Travelling the 16 miles between Bridgnorth and Kidderminster there are seven station stops, many of which you will recognise as locations for numerous TV programmes and feature films. For the real ale lover, there is a great selection of beers at the two pubs situated at Kidderminster and Bridgnorth stations – now that’s a location to savour! The gala weekends throughout the year, the 1940’s weekends, ‘Thomas the Tank Engine’ days, the Christmas specials, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. The new visitor centre, the ‘Engine House’ situated in Highley, (opening Summer 2007) is the size of a football field, and houses the reserve engine collection, has audio visual presentations, gift shop, café and picnic areas, and many other interesting features.
For more details visit www.svr.co.uk
Bewdley is one of the stops on the SVR, and is a beautiful Georgian town with its interesting museum, lovely riverside walks and splendid architecture. The West Midlands Safari Park is on the outskirts of Bewdley, and is a great way of entertaining the family for a day, visit www.wmsp.co.uk
Royal Airforce Museum Cosford
The Royal Air Force Museum Cosford has one of the greatest aircraft collections in the world, and opened its ‘National Cold War Exhibition’ in 2007, which includes the three ‘V-Bombers’ the Vulcan, Victor and Valiant. Entry is free, more details at www.rafmuseum.org/cosford