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Bridgnorth is a historic market market town on the banks of the River Severn in Shropshire, England. The town is built on two levels, with the upper level dominated by the remains of a medieval castle keep which leans at an angle greater than the leaning tower of Pisa.

Bridgnorth Castle ruins

Get in[edit]

By bus[edit]

By train[edit]

Bridgnorth station is no longer part of National Rail and instead used for the Severn Valley Railway.

The nearest stations are in Telford (about 12.5 mi (20.1 km) away), Shrewsbury (about 15 mi (24 km) away) and Wolverhampton (about 18.7 mi (30.1 km) away) respectively.

Get around[edit]


  • 1 St Leonard's Church. St Leonard's Church, Bridgnorth (Q7593984) on Wikidata St Leonard's Church, Bridgnorth on Wikipedia
  • 2 Church of St. Mary Magdalene. Situated on the site of Bridgnorth Castle's former chapel is a neoclassical church built by Thomas Telford. Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth (Q5117284) on Wikidata Church of St. Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth on Wikipedia
  • 3 Bridgnorth Castle, +44 7500 937092. The remains of Bridgnorth Castle that was destroyed during the English Civil War. All that is left is the castle keep which slants at a 15 degree angle, much more than the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Bridgnorth Castle (Q4966903) on Wikidata Bridgnorth Castle on Wikipedia
  • 4 Northgate Museum, Northgate, WV16 4ER, +44 1746 762206. W, Sa-Su: 1:00PM-4:00PM (also open on bank holiday Mondays). Free, but donations encouraged.
  • 5 Daniels Mill, The Cankhorn, Eardington, WV16 5JL, +44 1746 769793. An old (but still operational) cast-iron waterwheel, the largest in England. Flour from the mill is sold in local shops. Daniels Mill, Shropshire (Q5219483) on Wikidata Daniels Mill, Shropshire on Wikipedia

Further afield[edit]


  • 1 Theatre on the Steps, Stoneway Steps, WV16 4BD, +44 1746 764949.
  • 2 Majestic Cinema, Whitburn St, Bridgnorth WV16, +44 1746 761815. A small run-down Art-Deco cinema. Majestic Cinema (Q6737689) on Wikidata Majestic Cinema, Bridgnorth on Wikipedia
  • 3 Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, 6A Castle Terrace, WV16 4AH. M-Sa: 8AM-8PM, Su: noon-8PM (summer), M-Sa: 8AM-6:30PM, Su: noon-6:30PM (winter). Described as the oldest, steepest and shortest funicular railway in England, connecting the High and Low Town. It can be a scenic way to get around and is open most of the year. Bridgnorth Cliff Railway (Q4966907) on Wikidata Bridgnorth Cliff Railway on Wikipedia
  • 4 Severn Valley Railway, Bridgnorth Station, Hollybush Road, WV16 5DT, +44 1299 403816. Preserved steam railway which runs to Kidderminster. Severn Valley Railway (Q7457957) on Wikidata Severn Valley Railway on Wikipedia


  • Explore the High Street which has a Saturday morning market.
  • 1 Catherine's Bakery, 13 High St, WV16 4DB, +44 1746 762987. For wonderful bread and cakes. The jam doughnuts are a must have.
  • 2 Beaman's, 46 High St, WV16 4DX. A traditional butchers.
  • Both churches sell souvenirs.




Go next[edit]

Map of places with Wikivoyage articles nearby

Routes through Bridgnorth
TelfordIronbridge  N  S  → Quatford → Kidderminster
merges with A458  W  E  → Worfield → Wolverhampton
ShrewsburyMuch Wenlock  W  E  StourbridgeBirmingham

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