Inspiration Wednesday – Bridgnorth

Our #InspirationWednesday this week is the quaint town of Bridgnorth in Shropshire. Sat alongside the River Severn and split into a High and Low Town, this town is a vibrant and homely hub of cobbled streets and friendly residents.


With a busy history, the town is home to Bridgnorth Castle, which was built in 1101 and St. Mary’s Church, built in the late 18th century. It grew as a weekend trading market town, but now offers a tranquil and relaxed atmosphere in which to live.


Nowadays, Bridgnorth thrives as a lovely town where you can enjoy an Afternoon Tea, wander the street markets and visit a variety of vintage and antique stores. If you have a little more time, you can drop in to the ‘Majestic’ cinema, dating back to the 1930s, or one of the town’s many traditional pubs.


You are a short distance from Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury if you need a wider variety of amenities, but this town makes up in character anything in lacks in services.

5 facts about Bridgnorth

  • Bridgnorth has been granted ‘Fair Trade Town’ status.
  • The town is home to the steepest and only inland funicular of its kind in the country, which has been running for over 100 years.
  • King Charles I visited the town in 1642 and declared the stunning views from the High Town “the finest in my domain” (we think that’s a compliment – but who knows!
  • There is an annual walk which takes place in Bridgnorth on Whitsun, which is 22 miles! A maximum of 1200 people are allowed to enter.
  • As well as the funicular, there is an SVR – one of the longest steam railways in Britain – which leaves Bridgnorth. If you’re a rail enthusiast, they run special themed rail weekend too!
  • Bridgnorth property

    Grab this attractive one bedroom home in Low Town Bridgnorth and you won’t be disappointed! The pretty little cottage has a light lounge with a traditional brick fireplace, a modern-fitted kitchen and a large, smart bedroom. A beautiful spot to call home, this is a great buy in a great location.




    This light two bedroom flat in the town is located within a Grade II listed former corn and textile mill! Sat with a view over the River Severn, just a mile out of the town centre, the home is close enough to enjoy what Bridgnorth has to offer, whilst having a slightly more rural location.




    This four bedroom bungalow is an empty canvas with tonnes of potential. With plenty of window space, your rooms on the back of the house will be flooded with natural light. The fixtures and fittings are modern and the rooms are large and airy. With proximity to a selection of schools, this is a fantastic family home.



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