Bridgnorth is named after a bridge over the River Severn, that was built further north than an earlier bridge at Quatford. home to a funicular railway that links the high and low towns, the Castle Hill Railway, which is the steepestĀ and only inland railway of its type in the country. Bridgnorth today is closely related to the towns of Wolverhampton and Shrewsbury. It is a traditional market town which retains its distinct position as a lively weekend trading settlement.