It was formerly a thriving river port, but lost most of this business when Stourport was deveoped as a canal town.
St. Anne's Church, at the head of Load Street, is 18th century.
The old butchers' shambles have been converted into the superb Bewdley Museum, and the building also houses the Tourist Information Centre.
The lovely bridge over the Severn was built by Thomas Telford in 1798.
Bewdley is the headquarters of the restored Severn Valley Railway, whose steam trains run from here to Bridgnorth and Kidderminster.
Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin was born at Bewdley.