Where To Go & Visit in Bridgnorth

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Bridgnorth is a historic market town has many local attractions, places to go and things to see.

Bishop Percys House

Bishop Percy’s House, originally known as ‘Forster’s Folly’, is a historic building located at 52 Cartway Bridgnorth. It was built in 1580 by Richard Forster and has been a Grade 1 listed building since 18th July 1949. It was one of the few properties of its type to survive the great fire of Bridgnorth in April 1646, and was the birth place of  Thomas Percy, the Bishop of Dromore and author of ‘Reliques of Ancient English Poetry’. The site has history stemming back to medieval times and the building itself is built around a medieval building that was very possibly a defensive tower. Over the years it has been home to many people including the Bridgnorth Boys Club from the 1940’s until 2003, since then has been unoccupied. The property went back up for sale again in Augiust 2012 for the sum of £275,000 through Berriman Eaton. Please note this historic building is not open to the public. […]

Severn Valley Railway

The Severn Valley Railway is a heritage railway in Shropshire and Worcestershire, England. The 16-mile (26 km) heritage line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, crossing the Shropshire/Worcestershire border, following the course of the River Severn for much of its route. Train services are hauled predominantly by steam locomotives; however diesel traction is also sometimes used on designated days and during periods of high fire risk. […]

Lavingtons Hole

On 31st March 1646 during the Civil War, in King Charles 1 reign, Bridgnorth Town was under siege from Parlimentary forces and the Royalists retreated to Bridgnorth Castle after setting fire to the stables in Listley Street. The fire soon spread to burn down many buildings in High Town. It was the incendiary torches fired from the castle  that ignited St. Leonards Church, burning all the town records that were stored in the church. […]

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