Activities & Attractions

Bewdley, the Wyre Forest and Worcestershire has a great mixture of countryside, activities and attractions while your are visiting the area.


There are so many things that make Bewdley so special –



Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention well over 20 pubs, take aways and restaurants.Bewdley has major events running throughout the year, ranging from Spring and Harvest Fairs through to its regattas and annual Bewdley Festival.

But there is a lot more than the town to see. Bewdley is the ideal location to stay and visit:


Set in a historic Butchers Shambles, fascinating displays give an insight into the trades and crafts of the Wyre Forest area. With hands-on activities and regular craft demonstrations there’s plenty to see and do for the whole family, including the brass foundry, jails, resident crafts people, air raid shelter tours, varied exhibitions and events.Make sure you also take time for a well-earned break in the café, set within attractive walled gardens. Home made refreshments are served all day in a delightful setting. With a stroll around the delightful museum grounds and the adjoining Jubilee Gardens, it’s the perfect place to relax and unwind.


Jubilee Gardens is a set in a beautiful location right on the doorstep of Bewdley town centre leading out from Bewdley Museum. Enjoy a peaceful walk around the gardens taking in the delightful pond filled with a selection of large and small fish. Also in the summer months there are various festivals for the whole family to enjoy.


Take a journey back in time on the Severn Valley Railway taking in the beautiful countryside and historic towns along the way.


Bewdley is a popular town with both visitors and its residents. Within the town there is a lot to see including its river walks, museum, churches, beautiful gardens, not to mention well over 20 pubs, take aways and restaurants.Bewdley has major events running throughout the year, ranging from Spring and Harvest Fairs through to its regattas and annual Bewdley Festival.


Situated on the A456 between Bewdley and Kidderminster, the West Midlands Safari Park is a great day out. Take the tour of the park and also enjoy the rides and attractions while walking around the delightful grounds.


Situated a 5 minutes drive from Bewdley town centre , Go Ape is excellent for all the family while also enjoying the beautiful countryside of the Wyre Forest


The vast remains of this palatial 19th century mansion, surrounded by magnificent landscaped gardens & containing huge stone fountains, provide a great day out in Worcestershire. The largest fountain, representing Perseus and Andromeda and now restored – was described in its day as making the ‘noise of an express train’ when fired.

Before 1846, when William Humble Ward (later first Earl of Dudley) inherited Witley Court, the land surrounding the house was laid out in the 18th century English landscape style. William Andrews Nesfield was called in to transform the estate, creating the South Parterre with its great fountain, elegantly designed planting and clipped evergreens and shrubs.


Ludlow Castle is one of the best medieval ruined castles, and is set in the glorious Shropshire countryside, at the heart of this superb,bustling black & white market town.Walk through the Castle grounds and see the ancient houses of kings, queens, princes, judges and the nobility – a glimpse into the lifestyle of medieval society. The Castle, firstly a Norman Fortress and extended over the centuries to become a fortified Royal Palace, has ensured Ludlow’s place in English history- originally built to hold back unconquered Welsh, passing through generations of the de Lacy and Mortimer families to Richard Plantagenet,Duke of York.


It became Crown property in 1461 and remained a royal castle for the next 350 years, during which time the Council of the Marches was formed with responsibility for the Government of Wales and the border counties. Abandoned in 1689 the castle quickly fell into ruin, described as ‘the very perfection of decay’ by Daniel Defoe.


Contact Details

Severn Valley Guest House
240 Westbourne Street
Bewdley
DY12 1BS

Email us Tel: 01299 402192

Food & Drink

There are at least 25 eating & drinking venues in Bewdley, all within walking distance. With Indian, Chinese, Italian & Mediterranean, along with the traditional Pub grub, there is a menu to suit everybody's taste.

 

Here are just a few:


The Great Western, recently refurbished to a high standard. Serving local beers & ales. Also, why not try their delicious locally made porkpies & ham rolls!!!!


 

Pomodoro's
Pomodoro's serves Italian & Mediterranean cuisine.


Cock & Magpie Public House is a themed pub, live music most weekends, & home of the Gourmet Burger!!!


Piccolo's Coffee Lounge serving light lunches, coffees, teas & soft drinks.