Bridgnorth Attractions By Pine Tree Lodge
What To See In & About Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth has an abundance of attractions, places to go and things to do, including its own theatre and cinema. There is also a vaste array of pubs, cafes and restaurants all within walking distance from the Lodge. For more information visit About Bridgnorth.
There are many historical buildings in and around Bridgnorth, Bishop Percy’s House being one of the more notable, but also there is the ruined castle, the Northgate with its Museum, The Town Hall, St. Leonards and St Marys churches, to name a few.
There are many Country Estates and Castles to visit too such as Dudmaston Hall, Stokesay Castle and Ludlow Castle.
We are also within easy reach of the World Heritage site of Ironbridge, the birth place of the industrial revolution, with over a dozen museums is just 9 miles away.
Other places of interest include the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, Much Wenlock market town, Theatre on the Steps, Old Vicarage Outward Bound Centre in Stottesdon for pony trekking, climbing walls, zip wires, paintball etc.
Daniels Mill is a fully working watermill set in the idyllic Shropshire countryside, deep in a wooded valley crossed by the 19th century viaduct carrying the Severn Valley Railway to Bridgnorth.
Severn Valley Railway
Just half a mile away from the lodge is the famous active heritage line, The Severn Valley Railway. Bridgnorth station is the most northern terminus of this line which runs through the Severn Valley to Kidderminster. The line has stops at some very picturesque town and village stations along the way. And you can even canoe downstream of the River Severn and take a trip back on the steam train.
Bridgnorth Castle was founded in 1101 by Robert de Belleme. What remains of the castle now can be seen in the beautifully kept castle gardens in High Town.
The Bridgnorth Cliff Railway or Castle Hill Railway is a funicular cliff railway that links the High Town and Low Town areas of Bridgnorth. The cliff raillway was opened on 7 July 1892 and is now England’s oldest and steepest inland funicular railway.
Bridgnorth Town Hall
Built in 1652 this beautiful timber framed building stands in the middle of Bridgnorth High Street with traffic and the market wrapped around it. It is open for tea and coffee, and houses the ticket office for The Theatre On The Steps.
Packed full of treasures, the Northgate Museum should be the first stop for anyone wanting to discover the history of the town and the local area.
There are a number of quality golf courses within a half hour drive. Astbury and Bridgnorth Golf Clubs are approx 2 miles away and there is Chesterton Valley, Worfield, Cleobury Mortimer, Ludlow, to name a few that are within 30 minute drive.
Ironbridge Gorge & Museums
Just 8 miles away The World Famous Ironbridge with over a dozen award winning museums.
As advised above there are some nice walks from the door, whether you want to just walk in to town which is just a mile to the centre or some short or long countryside walks. As Shropshire is the least populated county in the country it doesn’t take long to get out in to the picturesque rolling hills which it is renowned for.
Canoe downstream of the River Severn either to Arley (10.5 miles) or to Bewdley (14.5). Have a drink at a couple of country pubs or your own picnic en route and catch the steam train back. What could be nicer on a sunny day! See www.canoeuk.com website for more details.
Bridgnorth is a great place for course fishing on the River Severn, which is renowned for its barbell bashing, plus the many carp pools around the town. Trout fishing is also available within 3 miles.
Middle Severn Angling in Bridgnorth is the ideal local supplier for fishing tackle and bait.
If you like to cycle then the National Cycle Route number 45 is a stone throw from the Lodge which links to Ironbridge, Bewdley and Stourport across some beautiful countryside. If you like road biking around quiet country lanes then the rolling hills of Shropshire really are fabulous. Bikes are available to hire from Clee Cycles who are only half a mile away. Darren is a keen cyclist so can advise on the best cycle routes to suit your abilities/requirements.
These are just a few things to do in and around Bridgnorth. There is a welcome pack in both cottages and lots of leaflets with numerous attractions besides the above. Your host Darren is also on hand to offer advice and local knowledge. Or visit www.visitbridgnorth.co.uk and for further afield take a look at www.shropshiretourism.co.uk/things-to-see.html.