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Make time to visit Bridgnorth on your Shropshire cottage holiday; there’s much here to reward the visitor. A delightful two-tiered town, which clings to a rocky escarpment at a bend in the river Severn, enjoy the views from the vantage point of the old town; the lower town was once a busy river port carrying goods as far as Bristol. Tackle the cartway, once used to transport goods to market, to get between the two parts of town, or you can climb the steps that link the two. The best way, however, is to let oldest funicular in the country, the unique Bridgnorth Cliffe Railway, take the strain, as it transports you to the crooked castle, gardens and shops of the high town.

Visit the Northgate Museum, housed in the only remaining of five original gatehouses, standing astride the town’s streets. Enjoy the castle, whose towers leans at angle more acute than that of the famous tower in Pisa, and just one of a number of lovely buildings in town, including the timber framed Town Hall. In the lower town, enjoy the walks and gardens along the river Severn, or take a scenic trip on the Severn Valley Railway, whose northern terminus is located here. Further afield, there are many excellent attractions, and golf, fishing, walking, cycling and riding can all be arranged and enjoyed nearby. Families with young children will not want to miss a visit to Ray’s Farm Country Matters, to enjoy the woodland and sculpture trails and unusual farm animals.

Why not take a look at our self catering cottages in Bridgnorth?

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