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Bewdley Museum
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County - Worcestershire | Map
Tel code: 01299 | code search
Postcode: DY12 | code search
Population: 11000
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Birthplace of:
Stanley Baldwin
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Folk Customs:
The Church Street Feast

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Shatterford Lakes Wildlife Sanctuary and Fishery
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Talbot
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Bailiff's House
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15 miles north east of Worcester along the Seven Valley is the picturesque town of Bewdley. By the time of William the Conqueror it was part of the manor of Kidderminster and by the late 12th century was in the hands of the Mortimer family. These were prosperous time for "beau lieu" (French for beautiful place) as it had became known and 1472 King Edward IV incorporated the town as a Borough which allowed the town to have its own Coat of Arms, hold Markets and hold its own court sessions. This prosperity was as a result of the towns location on the River Seven and its closeness to the Wyre Forest. Rivers were the main means of communication and the boatmen of Bewdley were kept busy loading an unloading their flat-bottomed boats (called "trows" locally). Exports from Bewdley included timber from the Wyre Forest, ironware from the Black Country and pottery from Stoke; imports included China Clay from Devon and luxury goods such as wine and tobacco. Bewdley had always been an important crossing point on the river before the first bridge was built in 1447 this was replaced in 1483 and again, following flood damage by the present bridge which was constructed by Thomas Telford in 1798. King Henry VIII built the Palace of Tickenhill for his son Prince Arthur, it was also used as a meeting place for the Council of the Marches of Wales. Some fine examples of Timber-framed and Georgian houses still stand showing the wealth that the river trade brought to the town; River House and Kimberley House by the river, the George Hotel and Lower Park House - birthplace of Stanley Baldwin, who was Prime Minister three times between 1923 and 1937 - are just some of Bewdley`s architectural gems. Bewdley is also the Headquarters of the Seven Valley Railway, the Bewdley Museum in The Shambles, Load Street tells the history of Bewdley and the surrounding areas. John Lyland the great Elizabethan traveller said of Bewdley "a man cannot wish to see a better towne". Nothing has changed in the subsequent 400 years.

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Charlton Accountants Ltd
Nortonwood Accountancy Services

Attraction

Bewdley Museum
Go Ape!
Severn Valley Railway
Shatterford Lakes Wildlife Sanctuary and Fishery
West Midland Safari and Leisure Park

Classes

Dance - Annie's Dance & Fitness Classes

Dentist

Bewdley Dental Practice

Doctor

Bewdley Medical Centre

Estate Agent

Eden Group Property Services
Phipps & Pritchard

Golf Club

Little Lakes Golf and Country Club
Wharton Park Golf Club

Health and Fitness Club

Sebastian Coe Health Club

Holiday Park

Bank Farm Holiday Park

Inn

Mug House Inn
Woodcolliers

Market

Forest Dog Rescue Car Boot

Pub and Bar

Angel

Harbour Inn
Horse & Jockey
Little Pack Horse
Red Lion
Red Lion Inn
Talbot
White Swan

Restaurant

Angry Chef Restaurant
Bailiff's House
Dinglespout
Harbour Inn
Hop Pole Inn
Horse & Jockey
Little Pack Horse
Red Lion Inn
Royal Sangam Balti House
Sampan
Silva's

School

Moffats School

Solicitor

Marion Evans

Taxi

Abbey Taxis
Bewdley Private Hire
Homesafe Travel

Vet

Redside Vets

Sports Clubs

Bewdley CC (Cricket)
Bewdley Judo Club (Martial Arts)
Bewdley TC (Tennis)
Trimpley Sailing Club (Sailing)

Shops

Mamble Craft Centre
Maggie's Florist
Petcetra
Perrigo Opticians
The Old Bank Craft Studio
The Quay
Just in2 Carpets & Rugs
Dash Publications and Print
Flower Power Bewdley
Granny Browns Chocolate Box

Activities

Go Ape!(Adventure)
River Severn Ferry Co(Boat Trips and Cruises)

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Places to Stay near Bewdley

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George Hotel (0.08 miles)

George Hotel

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One visit to Bewdley will explain why this town was once described as ‘the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire’. Thomas Telford’s famed arch bridge provides a focal point ... More

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Mug House Inn (0.09 miles)

Mug House Inn

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Nestled on the Worcestershire and Shropshire borders alongside the river Severn sits the picturesque town of Bewdley, known for its Georgian architecture and quaint black and white cottages, with stunning ... More

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Woodcolliers (0.11 miles)

Woodcolliers
Dating from before 1870 the Woodcolliers Arms is a free house located in the conservation area of the renowned Georgian town of Bewdley it is a traditional Inn offering: a wide range of drinks including ... More | visit website
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Severn Valley Guest House (0.33 miles)

Severn Valley Guest House

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A pretty 17th century bed and breakfast located in the idyllic town of Bewdley, Worcestershire. Severn Valley Guest House offers excellent value at very affordable prices and is a minutes ... More

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Ramada Hotel and Resort Kidderminster (1.15 miles)

Ramada Hotel and Resort Kidderminster

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Stay at the Ramada Hotel & Resort Kidderminster, experience everything you would expect from an international hotel company. Within easy reach of Birmingham, Stratford upon Avon and Worcester.

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Burlish Park (1.95 miles)

Burlish Park
Located within the grounds of Burlish Park Golf Club, in the Old Farmer's Cottages, our recently opened accommodation features 9 rooms all with en-suite facilities. Our excellent location with easy access to the M5 and ... More | visit website
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Royal Forester (2.64 miles)

Royal Forester
The Royal Forester is located in the heart of the Wyre Forest within Worcestershire. It offers a unique eating and drinking experience combined. Recently refurbished to retain its original rustic charm. The rooms are individually ... More | visit website
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Olive Guest House (2.66 miles)

Olive Guest House

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Olive Guest House is a family run guest house / B&B, offering desirable and comfortable accommodation, with a private customer car park, set in a spacious Victorian house, providing the ... More

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The Royal Forester (2.92 miles)

The Royal Forester

The Royal Forester is a charming traditional inn that dates back to 1411. It is located in the heart of the Wyre Forest within Worcestershire. It offers a unique eating & drinking experience combined with ... More | visit website

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Stourport Manor (3.36 miles)

Stourport Manor

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The Menzies Stourport Manor is set within 23 acres of beautiful grounds near the town of Kidderminster, with a brasserie and leisure club. Enjoy a mouth-watering ... More

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