Time out in Bridgnorth by Catherine Evans :: 17th August 2013

Bridgnorth Cliff RailwayBridgnorth is a perfect destination for a leisurely day out. The town is in 2 parts with Low Town straddling the banks of the River Severn and High Town on the cliffs above. The two are connected by a cliff railway, £1.20 for a return journey!

Bridgnorth is also home to the Severn Valley Railway where a trip can be taken back in time to a bygone era of steam! The line runs along the Severn Valley to Kidderminster with pretty stations and breathtaking views of the river. Highley is a must do stop with the Engine Shed where vistors can get up close to a range of rolling stock. Travellers are always surprised to see rhinos and elephants alongside the line as the train passes through the Safari Park at Bewdley! There are often themed weekends for all ages – check out their The Bandstand, Bridgnorth Castle Gardens website for more information.

If you don’t want to take a trip on the railway just wander around the pretty historic streets and through the Castle Gardens which are beautifully maintained and a riot of colour in the Summer months, as can be seen from this photo of the bandstand.

Browse the wide range of independent shops or visit the Antique Centre in Low Town, before having lunch in one of the quirky cafes or pubs.

Finish the day with a stroll along the river or a drive to Daniels Mill, a picturesque working watermill on the outskirts of town.

 

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