Telford

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Its Iron Age ruins and Victorian vestiges trace an industrial path to the present, in which nature trails, rope courses and zoos lure families to its leafy terrain. 

In the heart of England’s West Midlands mining district lies the modern town of Telford. Commercial streets and leafy parks fill the small town center, while the museums and disused iron factories of the iconic Ironbridge Gorge enclose it. Wander through the central district, before exploring the quaint villages that decorate the Shropshire countryside.

The village’s crowning feature is Telford Town Park, an expansive green space with sports fields, children’s play areas and fun activities. Balance on the aerial ropes course and discover historic ruins on the nature trails.

Bring your kids to the Telford Ice Rink and peruse the stores and restaurants in the Telford Shopping Centre. On sunny afternoons, family adventures take the form of trips to the Exotic Zoo and the Hoo Farm. Investigate regional history at the hilltop Iron Age fort of The Wrekin.

Travel south to the northern bank of the River Severn for the village of Ironbridge, one of the cradles of the Industrial Revolution. Cross the 18th-century Iron Bridge that has long been at the heart of Shropshire’s development. Examine local history in the nearby Museum of the Gorge and the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

Inspect the mosaic panels of the Jackfield Tile Museum in Jackfield, where the redbrick ruins of the Bedlam Furnaces create an intriguing roadside scene. A little southeast along the river, see Victorian ceramics and bottle-shaped kilns at the riverside Coalport China Museum.

Travel back in time to Blists Hill, a replica of a typical 19th-century village. Tokens are used for purchases in the industrial complexes and traditional cafés and pubs dotted around the three sections representing the countryside, the industrial sector and the town center.

The town sits between Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton in the county of Shropshire, near Wales. Travel to the Telford railway station and get around the central district on foot.

With its impressive bridge, museums and scenic park, Telford evolved with the industrial growth of the nation.

Telford Whitehouse Hotel
Telford Whitehouse Hotel
4 out of 5
Watling Street, Wellington, Telford, England
The price is £45 per night from 31 Oct to 31 Oct
Situated in the suburbs, this hotel is 0.1 mi (0.2 km) from New Bucks Head Stadium and within 6 miles (10 km) of Telford Shopping Centre and Ironbridge Gorge. ...
4/5 Very Good! (518 reviews)
"No facilities were available which is understandable due to Covid but the conditions of the hotel too had declined compared to our previous stays few years ago."

Reviewed on 8 Aug 2021

Telford Whitehouse Hotel
Ramada by Wyndham Telford Ironbridge
Ramada by Wyndham Telford Ironbridge
3 out of 5
Forgegate, Telford, England
The price is £47 per night from 7 Nov to 7 Nov
Located in the heart of Telford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Telford Shopping Centre, Telford Ice Rink and Telford Town Park. The International ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (498 reviews)
"Easy to find qnd nqvigqte around. Loved having a green view. Great value for money"

Reviewed on 4 Oct 2021

Ramada by Wyndham Telford Ironbridge
Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
4 out of 5
Forgegate, Telford Centre, Telford, England
Fully refundable
The price is £58 per night from 11 Nov to 11 Nov
Located in the heart of Telford, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Telford Shopping Centre, Telford Ice Rink and Telford Town Park. The International ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (97 reviews)
"Stay was very good."

Reviewed on 22 Sep 2021

Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
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Sapphire House Apartments
Sapphire House Apartments
3 out of 5
Sapphire House, Telford, England
The price is £186 per night from 8 Nov to 8 Nov
Situated in Telford, this apartment building is within 2 miles (3 km) of Telford Shopping Centre, Telford Ice Rink and The International Centre. Telford Town ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (3 reviews)
Sapphire house a Diamond in the rough
"Spacious, super clean, beautiful apartment. Key box made entry super easy"

Reviewed on 4 Sep 2021

Sapphire House Apartments
Bridge View Cottage
Bridge View Cottage
3.5 out of 5
9 Ladywood Ironbridge, Telford, England
Situated in Telford, this cottage is steps away from Ironbridge Gorge and Iron Bridge. Museum of the Gorge and Ironbridge Museum are also within 2 miles (3 ...
Bridge View Cottage
The Old Armoury
The Old Armoury
3.5 out of 5
Flat 3 Old Armoury St. Lukes Road, Telford, England
Situated in Telford, this cottage is steps away from Ironbridge Gorge and Iron Bridge. Museum of the Gorge and Ironbridge Museum are also within 1 mile (2 ...
5/5 Exceptional! (1 review)
"Very pleased with the quality of this accommodation"

Reviewed on 20 Jul 2019

The Old Armoury
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