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Bewdley Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

Bewdley is the southern terminus of this steam railroad running 16 miles north along the river to Bridgnorth, a lovely market town on a ridge above the River Severn. The train stops at a handful of sleepy stations where time has apparently stood still since the age of steam. With a Freedom of the Line ticket you can get off at any of these stations, picnic by the river, and walk to the next station to get a train back. Dining packages are also available, Perching on a high sandstone ridge on the banks of the Severn, Bridgnorth has two distinct parts, High Town and Low Town, connected by a winding road, flights of steep steps, and–-best of all–-a cliff railroad. Even the tower of the Norman castle seems to suffer from vertigo, leaning at a 15-degree angle, nearly four times that of the Tower of Pisa.

Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train) Family

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Bewdley, Worcestershire  DY12 1BG, England

01299-403816

www.svr.co.uk

Sight Details:
Rate Includes: £10 to £19 depending on route, Freedom of the Line ticket £19.50 in advance; £21 on the day, Closed weekends after 1 pm

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