To borrow a sporting phrase, Bridgnorth is a town of two halves, each having a choice of pretty townhouses and cottages available to book for self-catering holidays in this attractive Shropshire town. Bridgnorth is built above and below a red sandstone ridge, creating a High Town and a Low Town. Climb or descend the winding streets and flights of steps between the two on foot or ‘commute’ via the funicular railway. Charlies 1st, paused on the town for long enough to declare the view from High Town as being blessed with “The finest in my Kingdom.”
Surround yourself with royal luxury at Upton Cressett Hall, a grand regal cottage in Shropshire. Marvel at the manicured grounds of the pet-friendly cottage, and indulge in the seclusion and beauty of a residence boasting log fires, exposed beams, antique furnishings and unique décor.
Visit Bridgnorth on a Saturday and hunt for bargains in the bustling street market, before exploring the crazily-slanting castle ruins, or to saunter along the banks of the River Severn in the valley below. If a walk along the riverbank is too challenging, then view it from your carriage window when taking a nostalgic ride along the Severn Valley Railway, a heritage steam railway that runs along the river from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster. For those worn out through discovering the delights of both ends of the town, there are plenty or attractive tea rooms, cafes and traditional pubs in which to re-fuel.
Bridgnorth is conveniently located for exploring the rest of the County of Shropshire. The countryside is dotted with beautiful ‘chocolate box’ villages and excellent walking country. Plan day trips from your holiday cottages to the Royal Air Force Museum in Cosford, the ten industrial museums in the Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the Black Country Museum,(in which much of Peaky Blinders is filmed ) for truly memorable days out within easy reach of Bridgnorth.