Bewdley holiday cottages are hard to beat if you are looking for a relaxed base from which to explore the Wyre Forest or the Marches. Bewdley is a small, riverside town, in Worcestershire’s rugged Wyre Forest District. It lies in the Severn Valley, 22 miles southwest of Birmingham and just west of Kidderminster. Wander into the town centre from your holiday cottage in Bewdley and you will discover a thriving community, full of family-run businesses and elegant Georgian architecture. Take a stroll through the beautiful Jubilee Gardens and Community Orchard before continuing to the riverside, where many of the town’s best restaurants can be found. The town has been an important river crossing for centuries and Bewdley Bridge, designed by Thomas Telford, remains its most famous landmark. Bewdley is also home to an appealing range of independent shops, the Severn Valley Railway and the West Midlands Safari Park.
The town centre lies on the western (Worcestershire) bank of the River Severn. Many of the town’s best shops can be found here, as well as a number of striking historic landmarks, including St Anne’s Church. Keep your eye on Bewdley’s event calendar, which includes one of the country’s biggest river regattas, a popular beer festival on the August bank holiday and Bewdley Festival every October. The town is also well known for its music scene – particularly Country – and hosts a number of festivals, including Hop Fest, Bewdley Music Festival and Bewdley Live. Self-catering holidays in Bewdley would be incomplete without a look at the glorious countryside surrounding the town. There’s no more relaxing way to enjoy the gently rolling fields and hills of Worcestershire than climbing aboard one of the Severn Railway steam trains which pass through the town, heading east to Kidderminster and west to Bridgnorth, in Shropshire. Whether planning to book a self-catering holiday for a fishing, walking or train-spotting vacation, you will find plenty to do during your stay in this attractive Worcestershire town.