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Things To Do in Telford

Experience the best of Shropshire.

Whether you’re enjoying a solo break or are away with friends and family, discover a range of Telford attractions.   

THE IRON BRIDGE

12 minute drive 

Step onto a piece of history.   

One of the most popular places to visit in Shropshire is the Iron Bridge. Regarded as one of the greatest symbols of where the Industrial Revolution started, the Iron Bridge marked a turning point in English design and engineering. Walk across the first ever cast-iron bridge – built in 1779 across the River Severn – and take a close look at its extraordinary structure.  

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IRONBRIDGE GORGE MUSEUMS

11 minute drive 

Go back in time.  

The Ironbridge Gorge is a world heritage site and home to some amazing museums, including the Coalport China Museum, the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, and the Museum of the Gorge. Walk around these museums and find out how Shropshire contributed to history.  

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IRONBRIDGE ANTIQUES, ARTS & CRAFTS CENTRE

12 minute drive 

Support local artists.  

Find a blend of antiques, vintage, retro, handmade and craftware in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge. Show your support for local craft artists by buying handmade stained glass, beautiful needle felted animals, jewellery, wooden homeware, and much more.  

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BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN TOWN

5 minute drive 

Embrace the Victorian era.   

Enjoy a fun day out in Shropshire by visiting Blists Hill Victorian Town, a recreated Victorian town. Let kids see what life was like in the past as they meet Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories.  

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