Guide to Bridgnorth
Nestled on top of high sandstone cliffs, Bridgnorth is an historic market town in Shropshire that has a rich and diverse history as well as a traditional and welcoming atmosphere.
Divided into two parts - the high town and low town, Bridgnorth also has many diverse attractions for all the family to enjoy including; caves, a castle, a cliff railway and many idyllic pubs and eateries that stretch as far as the eye can see. The Low Town, which is settled on the edge of the River Severn and was once a thriving port town, is also a place like no other in that it offers fabulous views of the river in summer and also even prettier sights in winter.
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In terms of Bridgnorth today however, one of the reasons it has managed to sustain its famous charm is because of its rich and still evident history that is dotted all around. For instance, the caves which prove to be a real tourist pleaser and are set into the sandstone cliffs, highlight the town from many years ago and provide evidence of how previous residents of Bridgnorth used to live. The quaint village has also recently been recognised for its undeniable and unrivalled beauty, winning five consecutive gold medals in the Britain in Bloom competition and a silver award in the European Floral competition.
In terms of history however, Bridgnorth has had some great influences that have helped shape it into what it is today, and has also had many famous admirers that appreciate its traditional character and pretty landscape. For instance, King Charles I visited the town in 1642 and declared that the view and surroundings 'were the finest in my domain.'
Despite all its charms and old fashioned streets and pubs however, Bridgnorth still manages to compete in the modern day and is home to some quality events throughout the year, not to mention many tourist attractions
such as vintage trains and delightful walks.
Bridgnorth isn't just a hub for tourists however; it is also a great place to live and manages to cater for both sectors with exceptional ease. For residents, it has the best of both worlds and has all the charms that make it a unique place to visit, but also has all the assets and amenities that is needed to make it a viable place to reside. For instance, it has two markets in the town - a livestock market and a street market as well as a permanent indoor market. When it comes to offering quality and variety, Bridgnorth has it all. It is quaint in appearance but energetic and traditional with the things it offers the masses - it really is the best of both worlds here.