Halfway House Inn
Cleobury Mortimer Rd, Nr. Eardington, Bridgnorth, WV16 5LS, United Kingdom
A tidy little Campsite
There is a lovely little campsite at the rear of the Halfway House Inn. I stayed here for just one night during a visit to Bridgnorth. I booked a pitch in advance and called in at the pub on arrival. The owners were really friendly and told me I could either pitch in the nearest field (which was mainly campervans) or the tent field out the back. I opted for the quieter rear field which was closer to the toilet block. I bagged myself a great corner pitch overlooking open countryside. As the camping field is separated from the main road by a long driveway I did not notice any traffic noise at all. There is however a dogs kennel just down the road and during the night I was awaken by howling dogs on a few occasions. The toilet and showers are ultra modern, heated and lovely and clean. There is also a dishwashing sink just outside this building.
There were only three tents and a few camper vans on the site while I was there but I imagine it gets a lot busier at weekends during the summer months so it would be wise to ring and book in advance.
Even though I didn't eat at the pub, I have read reviews that the food is very nice or the many eateries in Bridgnorth itself are just a short drive away.
I paid £7 for my camping pitch in August 2011. Check the website below for up to date prices.
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Travel Tips for Bridgnorth
Bridgnorth is really a town of two halfs. High town up on the cliff and low town down by the river. Because of this somewhat disjointed position Bridgnorth has a lot of passageways and steps linking the two halfs of the town.
If you like walking and enjoy keeping fit then walking the steps of Bridgnorth is better than an hour long workout at the gym.
To my knowledge there are at least seven sets of steps that connect the two halfs of town, the steepest being the Cannon Steps at over 180 from top to bottom.
If you don't feel like taking the climb then you can always pay and take the funicular railway.
Severn Park is a large park in the Low Town area that is very popular during the summer months especially with day trippers. There is a large car park (with a charge) and plenty of room to spread out and let the kids kick a ball around or walk your dog.
There is a path that follows the riverbank and leads to the Low Town Bridge where there are shops, pubs and the funicular railway connecting hign town.
Also at weekends throughout the summer there are organised events such as a visiting fair, a regatta, steam engine rally and so on.
I've lived here for 22 years. It's a pretty little market town with several attractions (steam railway at 17 miles long, one of the longest in the UK, a funicular railway that joins the low and high areas of town, river Severn walks, Thomas Telford built church and much more). I wouldn't want to live anywhere else in England.
We also have a healthy 27 pubs in the town so you're never short of a watering hole!
"View of Town"
We have two main churches in Bridgnorth both interesting for the visitor. St Leonards is an enormous church when compared to the size of the town it serves. It looks medieval but is in fact Victorian gothic. Its site is not dissimilar to that of a cathedral in that it has its own close. The red sandstone material also makes it a very harmonious building.
St Mary's (pictured) was designed by Thomas Telford the great Scottish civil engineer and architect. It is Georgian in style and was built around 200 years ago.
Towns benefit so much by having a river running through them. They make the place more attractive for a start and then people enjoy river activities like fishing, boating or just taking a riverside stroll.
Britains longest river (the Severn) flows through Bridgnorth and is prone to flooding in winter but the benefits it brings far outweighs the odd flood.
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