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TelfordUnited Kingdom

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.

Top hotels in Telford

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
4 out of 5
Great Hay Drive, Sutton Heights, Telford, England
The price is €66 per night from 25 Jan to 26 Jan

Situated in the suburbs, this spa hotel is 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from Blists Hill, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Iron Bridge and Wonderland Telford. Telford Town Park ...

4.2/5Excellent! (332 reviews)

"Amazing staff. Great team !"…"

Reviewed on 1 Oct 2020

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
4 out of 5
Forgegate, Telford Centre, Telford, England
Free cancellation
The price is €52 per night from 8 Feb to 9 Feb

Located in the heart of Telford, this hotel is within 1 mile (2 km) of Telford Ice Rink, Telford Shopping Centre and The International Centre. Telford Town Park ...

4.4/5Excellent! (62 reviews)
Comfortable

"Everything was good however, there was two of us in a superior room but there was only one each, bath towel and bathrobe, drinking glass etc."…"

Reviewed on 11 Oct 2020

Mercure Telford Centre Hotel
Hadley Park Hotel
Hadley Park Hotel
4 out of 5
Hadley Park East, Telford, England
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Situated in a regional park, this hotel is 2.6 mi (4.2 km) from New Bucks Head Stadium and within 6 miles (10 km) of Telford Shopping Centre and The International ...

4.4/5Excellent! (45 reviews)
Warm welcome!

"Absolutely adored our stay here! Me, my mother, my niece and nephew had such a blast and the staff were super helpful AND friendly! If I ever come to Telford again, I will book for a longer stay ^_^"…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec 2019

Hadley Park Hotel
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Holiday Rentals in Telford

Sapphire House Apartments
Sapphire House Apartments
3 out of 5
Sapphire House, Telford, England
The price is €97 per night from 7 Feb to 8 Feb

Situated in Telford, this apartment building is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Telford Shopping Centre and 1.8 mi (3 km) from The International Centre. Telford Ice Rink ...

5/5Exceptional! (1 review)

"The apartment is really nice, clean and modern. I would definitely recommend it."…"

Reviewed on 7 Mar 2020

Sapphire House Apartments
Ironbridge View Townhouse
Ironbridge View Townhouse
5 out of 5
2 Severn Bank, Ironbridge, Telford, England

Situated in the historical district, this luxury apartment building is steps away from Ironbridge Gorge and Iron Bridge. Museum of the Gorge and Ironbridge Museum ...

5/5Exceptional! (28 reviews)
Anniversary get away

"We loved the accommodation. Even though it was in the middle of the town we were not disturbed by any noise. A lot of thought has gone into the furnishings to make it very comfortable and relaxing, the kitchen was well equiped. We will certainly book to stay here again."…"

Reviewed on 27 Jul 2020

Ironbridge View Townhouse
The Haybridge
The Haybridge
3 out of 5
The Haybridge, Haybridge Road, Telford, England

Situated in Telford, this apartment building is 1 mi (1.6 km) from New Bucks Head Stadium and within 6 miles (10 km) of Telford Shopping Centre and The International ...

The Haybridge
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