Bridgnorth Cliff Railway
One of the top attractions as far as Bridgnorth in Shropshire is concerned is the remarkable funicular railway – the oldest, steepest and last remaining inland cliff railway of its kind in the country.
It is quite a sight to see the two cars, operating on parallel tracks, transporting people up and down the 111 ft sandstone cliffs that separate High Town, with its shops, gardens and historic castle grounds, and Low Town, where you will find the riverside quay.
It is even more of a thrill to make for yourself the spectacular journey which provides you with a wonderful view, described by King Charles I, no less, as ‘the finest in the kingdom’. There is plenty of opportunity to do so, as the railway runs every few minutes throughout the year, except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day.
So popular is it that during the height of the tourist season, it carries 2,000 people a day in 200 journeys at a cost of £1 return. However, it is not merely a visitor attraction, it is also a vital part of Bridgnorth’s transport system, and is well used by the locals, because of the fact that the doctors and chemist, as well as the shops, are situated in High Town.
Bridgnorth Castle Hill Railway Company Ltd
6A Castle Terrace
Shropshire, WV16 4AH
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Map of Bridgnorth Cliff Railway