Bridgenorth

"The finest view in all my Kingdom" - Charles I

Bridgnorth was once one of the busiest river ports in Europe, but nowadays the Severn, clear and unpolluted, is a quiet haven for anglers, walkers and wildlife.  The river divides the town into High Town and Low Town, the two being linked by seven sets of ancient donkey steps and a Victorian funicular, the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway (www.shropshiretourism.co.uk, 2017).