Bridgnorth Castle Gardens 9566

Bridgnorth, England, Shropshire

Brief Description

This is a roughly triangular shaped park mostly to the south of the ruins of Bridgnorth castle, set high above the River Severn with panoramic views of the countryside around. It contains a Grade II Listed War Memorial, a bandstand (replacement for one removed in WW2) and a statue/fountain of Sabrina, Goddess of the River Severn (in memory of Henry Whitmore MP) interspersed with beautifully well-kept lawns and flower beds. Castle Walk runs from the main entrance at the southern end of West Castle Street round the periphery of the park and continues northwards on the eastern side to the Bridgnorth Cliff Railway.

History

The gardens were opened for Queen Victoria's Jubilee.

Visitor Facilities

http://www.bridgnorthtowncounc...

Features
  • Earthwork
  • Description: The castle keep remains from the original castle.
  • Statue
  • Description: Statue/fountain of Sabrina, Goddess of the River Severn (in memory of Henry Whitmore MP).
  • Walk
  • Description: Castle Walk runs from the main entrance at the southern end of West Castle Street round the periphery of the park.
Bandstand, War Memorial
Access & Directions

Access Contact Details

http://www.bridgnorthtowncounc...

Directions

Main entrance at the southern end of West Castle Street, also accessible via Cannon Steps from New Road almost opposite the footbridge to the Severn Valley railway station, from Library Steps from Underhill Street (B4363) and from the top of the Cliff Railway via Castle Walk.

Authorities

Civil Parish

  • Bridgnorth