BRIDGNORTH AND THE LOCAL AREA
Often referred to as “The Jewel of the Severn” Bridgnorth occupies one of the most spectacular inland town settings in England. In 1642 King Charles described the view from the castle walk as “the finest in my domain”. The lower part of the town, Low Town (known in the middle ages as “The Basa Villa”-basin of the town), straddles the magnificent River Severn whilst the upper portion, High Town, is perched dramatically on top of hundred foot sandstone cliffs. The two are linked by a series of historic steps, the Cartway and the unique cliff railway. The Northern terminus of the ‘Severn Valley Railway’ is a short walk from the Severn Arms, whislt ‘Daniels Mill’ the largest waterwheel powered cornmill in England and the National Trusts Dudmaston Hall are only a short drive away.
Around and about Shropshire
There are numerous places to visit around Shropshire during your stay, including historic castles, beautiful gardens, National Trust and English Heritage properties. Shropshire Tourism website – www.shropshiretourism.co.uk
Right next door to the bed and breakfast is the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway. So why not use the cliff railway as your way of getting from Low Town to High Town, saving you time travelling and giving you more time to enjoy your stay in Bridgnorth.
A short drive away from the Severn Arms is the world heritage site at Ironbridge comprising the first ever Iron bridge built in 1779 by Abraham Darby together with ten museums dedicated to the history of the Industrial revolution. Ironbridge Gorge website – www.ironbridge.org.uk
The ruins of the castle at Ludlow dominate this medieval market town in South Shropshire. The town is gaining a reputation for its quality eating establisments. Ludlow website – www.ludlow.org.uk Ludlow Castle website – www.ludlowcastle.com
Shropshire’s county town famous for its medieval buildings, Shrewsbury Abbey, its riverside walks, good shopping facilities and annual flower show. www.shrewsburyabbey.com
Why not plan your stay at the Severn Arms to coincide with one of the many annual events taking place throughout the year in and around the town:
- May/Aug/Sept-Day out with Thomas the tank Engine on the Severn Valley Railway
- May-The Bridgnorth Charity Walk (22 miles Brown Clee and back!) – www.bridgnorthwalk.org
- June-1940′s weekend on the Severn Valley Railway
- July-1940′s weekend on the Severn Valley Railway
- Aug-Bridgnorth Music Festival
- Aug-Bridgnorth Childrens Festival
- Sept-Autumn Steam Gala on the Severn Valley Railway.
- Oct-Bridgnorth Jazz Festival