Broseley is a small, attractive town in Shropshire, with a population of 4,929. The River Severn flows to its north and east. The first iron bridge in the world was built in 1779 across the Severn, linking Broseley with Coalbrookdale and Madeley. This was part of the early industrial development in the Ironbridge Gorge, which is now part of a World Heritage Site.
Located within Broseley are Benthall Hall – a stunning 16th century National Trust property and Broseley Pipeworks where you can step back in time and wander around an abandoned factory, which until the 1970’s was home to one of the most prolific clay tobacco pipe makers in Britain.
You can visit All Saints Church – one of the finest late Victorian churches in Shropshire.
Also within Broseley are the famous ‘jitties’ – a maze of small paths connecting what were originally miners’ cottages, and a number of sculptures created by Gerry Foxall.
There are leaflets covering walks that will allow you to enjoy all of these.
Broseley has it’s own park – The Birchmeadow – a short distance from the town centre. Here, you can relax and enjoy views over the Severn Valley while children make use of the extensive play equipment.
Broseley has a wealth of cafes and pubs serving a variety of food and drink. All those listed below have provided support for ‘Broseley Walkers are Welcome’.