Visit Bewdley and the surrounding villages and stay in bed & breakfast accommodation:
Bewdley, Worcestershire, is one of the pleasantest towns in Worcestershire and can best be appreciated by coming into it from the west, on the A456 which skirts the once mighty Wyre Forest and crosses Telford's beautiful three-arched stone bridge. This was completed in 1801; its unique approach is fenced by elegant cast-iron pillars. This leads on to the main thoroughfare, the wide and elegant Load Street. The Town Hall built in 1808 has a Classical self-assurance derived from its massive Doric pilasters. The Post Office is housed in a timber-framed, 16th-century building with a delightful recessed centre gable. The Angel Inn sheltered Charles Tin 1645. In the Assembly Rooms, the famous actress Mrs Siddons laid the foundations of her successful career. The George Hotel, an old posting house with bay windows has authentic charm. The 17th and 18th centuries determined the whole character of the town. Its main church, St Anne's (1746), situated at the upper end of Load Street, has a pleasing exterior.
Bewdley was the birthplace of Stanley Baldwin, three times Prime Minister between 1923 and 1937. His family home was at Astley Hall 5 miles south of the town. Nearby on a hillside to the west is Tickenhill Manor, first given to that Roger Mortimer whose descendant became King Edward IV. It was a privileged royal palace and it was here in 1499 that Prince Arthur, Henry VIII's elder brother, was married by proxy to Catherine of Aragon. The house, now fronted with Georgian brickwork, has much of the earlier building surviving. The great hall has considerable Tudor work left and many of the beams date from the 13th century. The Folk Museum formerly here has been removed to Hartlebury Castle just south east of Stourport.
Nearby towns: Bridgnorth, Cleobury Mortimer, Kidderminster, Stourport-on-Severn, Tenbury Wells
Nearby villages: Abberley, Callow hill, Hartlebury, Ribbesford, Shatterford, Trimpley, Upper Arley
Have you decided to visit Bewdley or the surrounding villages? Please look above for somewhere to stay in:
- a Bewdley bed and breakfast (a Bewdley B&B or Bewdley b and b)
- a Bewdley guesthouse
- a Bewdley hotel (or motel)
- a Bewdley self-catering establishment, or
- other Bewdley accommodation