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The Bird in Hand Inn
The Bird in Hand Inn

Waterloo Street, Telford TF8 7HG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (21 reviews)

Situated in Coalbrookdale, this inn is within 1 mi (2 km) of Iron Bridge, Maws Craft Centre, and Coalport China Museum. Blist …

£60
Best Western Valley Hotel
Best Western Valley Hotel

Buildwas Road, Telford TF8 7DW

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (13 reviews)

Situated on the riverwalk, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Ironbridge Museum and Iron Bridge. Maws Craft …

£58
Holiday Inn Telford - Ironbridge
Holiday Inn Telford - Ironbridge

Telford International Centre, Telford TF3 4EH

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (216 reviews)

This family-friendly Telford hotel is located in the business district, within a 15-minute walk of Telford Town Park, …

£45
Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge
Ramada Hotel Telford Ironbridge

Forgegate, Telford TF 3 4NA

3.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (151 reviews)

Located in the heart of Telford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Telford Shopping Centre and The International Centr …

£50
The Fox Inn
The Fox Inn

46 High Street, Much Wenlock TF13 6AD

3.0 out of 5.0
4.5 out of 5 (37 reviews)

Situated in Much Wenlock, this inn is within a 5-minute walk of Much Wenlock Museum and Wenlock Priory. Iron Bridge and …

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The Gaskell Arms Hotel
The Gaskell Arms Hotel

Bourton Road, Much Wenlock TF13 6AQ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Situated in a rural location, this romantic hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Much Wenlock Museum and Wenlock Priory. …

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Grove House Guest House
Grove House Guest House

1 Stafford Street St Georges, Telford TF2 9DU

2.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (26 reviews)

Situated in Telford, this guesthouse is within 3 mi (5 km) of Telford Shopping Centre, The International Centre, and Telfor …

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The Bear Inn
The Bear Inn

24 Northgate, Bridgnorth WV16 4ET

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (31 reviews)

Situated in Bridgnorth, this inn is within 9 mi (15 km) of Iron Bridge, Maws Craft Centre, and Rays Farm Country Matters. …

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Patshull Park Hotel Golf and Country Club
Patshull Park Hotel Golf and Country Club

Patshull Road, Wolverhampton WV6 7HR

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (47 reviews)

Situated on a lake, this spa hotel is 1.3 mi (2 km) from Patshull Hall and within 9 mi (15 km) of Wightwick Manor and South …

£71
The Mytton & Mermaid Hotel
The Mytton & Mermaid Hotel

Atcham, Shrewsbury SY5 6QG

3.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (69 reviews)

Situated in Atcham, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Greenhous Meadow, Shrewsbury Abbey, and St. Mary's Church. Shrewsbur …

£50
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Pocket Guide: England Iron Bridge Hotels

In addition to patchwork quilt farmland, rolling hills and bustling, historic towns, the county of Shropshire is well known for its industrial heritage. The Ironbridge is perhaps the county's most significant industrial site. Not only does the bridge mark an overwhelming feat of engineering, but it adds a fascinating layer of social context to the surrounding area. If you're staying in a hotel in Shropshire, the bridge should be high up on your list of things to see.

What Exactly is Iron Bridge?

Iron Bridge isn't just any old iron bridge. The landmark is historically significant for a number of reasons. To begin with, when it opened back in 1781, Iron Bridge was the first arch-bridge in the world to be constructed from cast iron. Indeed, at the time, Shropshire was pioneering the use of new materials.

With plenty of coal mines at work in the immediate area, the ability to transport large amounts of resources was essential to the region's prosperity. The River Severn posed one of the biggest strategic hurdles in this respect. The Iron Bridge was able to cross the river, greatly reducing journey times.

Iron Bridge has been close to vehicular traffic since 1934, but it can be accessed on foot.

Where is the Bridge Located?

The Grade 1 listed bridge is located on the edge of the village of Ironbridge, which lies on the Northern bank of the River Severn. Not far from the busy towns of Telford and Shrewsbury, the bridge is an ideal day trip for those staying elsewhere in Shropshire. Equally, there are a number of excellent hotels in the immediate area.

Visitors looking to be close to Iron Bridge and to embrace the peace and quiet of this naturally beautiful area can find a hotel or guest house in the nearby village of Much Wenlock. The medieval village is home to some spectacular architecture, as well as an old priory and a whole host of independent shops and places to eat.

The village of Ironbridge itself is also worth a visit. Overlooking the waters of the River Severn, the village garners a tranquil atmosphere. There are also a handful of quaint local pubs, perfect for a refreshment in the afternoon or evening.

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