Bewdley, Worcestershire travel guide and Bewdley information

Photo of Bewdley in Worcestershire (Worcestershire region)

Visit Bewdley

The town of Bewdley is situated on the River Severn to the east of the county of Worcestershire, west of Kidderminster and north of Worcester (south-west from Birmingham).

Your first stop should be the Bewdley Visitor Information centre in Load Street to pick up the town leaflet showing a suggested route to follwo when exploring.

The centre of the town is based around Load Street, a broad street which is lined mostly with red-brick Georgian houses and runs to the Church of Saint Anne, built in the middle of the 18th century. You will see a lot of Georgian buildings in Bewdley, many well preserved or renovated and giving a great charm to the town centre. There is also a small museum celebrating local history in a building called the Shambles (it was previously the butcher's market).

The town along the river bank is also popular, with various leisure facilities, cafes etc. and more attractive Georgian properties. The two sides of the river are joined by the 18th century Bewdley bridge. Take a stroll along the river banks a little way to enjoy the scenery and the views of the bridge and town.

Popular attractions near Bewdley

The most popular local attraction is the West Midlands Safari Park, a large safari park to drive through with tigers, giraffes, lions, cheetahs, hippos and loads of other animals both large and small - the white lions are among the most unusual - and also with a theme park. situated on the eastern edge of Bewdley.

For something to calm the children down again after all the excitement of the safari park head for one of the many pleasant marked trails through the Wyre Forest that surrounds much of Bewdley...

...then take a ride on the Severn Valley Steam Railway that passes through Bewdley

See also:

Map of Bewdley and places to visit

Bewdley places to visit

See more places nearby in the Worcestershire guide