Telford is a busy town, with a rich heritage and many historical sites to visit, along with a range of leisure facilities. You’ll find a large range of entertainment in the Oakengates Theatre which include music, drama, dance, comedy, musicals and tribute acts. For a meal out, there’s a large selection restaurants with all different menus ranging from Cantonese to Italian, and the nightlife is lively, with a good choice of pubs and bars.
If you’re planning a shopping trip, the town has plenty to offer, and includes the Telford Shopping Centre with large selection of shops as well as eateries. Among the conference centres in the town are those at the International Centre, Telford and the Telford Hotel and Conference Centre, and the closest airport for international flights is Birmingham Airport.
Telford Car Hire
Wherever you are in Telford, it’s guaranteed that you’ll to get a car from one of the leading suppliers who provide Telford car hire services, you can choose from many of the suppliers including Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Firefly, Hertz, InterRent, Sixt and others.
Among the places to visit while you’re in Telford, here are a few suggestions:
You can visit this huge iron bridge built in 1779, in the early days of the Industrial Revolution, it was the first iron bridge in world to be constructed, and spans the River Severn. The Bridge is situated in Ironbridge Gorge, named after the Bridge, and in the tollhouse you can learn all about the history of the Bridge. The Gorge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, containing a number of historic industrial sites and museums around the area.
The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron
Here at one of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, you can learn all about the historic ironwork industry, and see the Grade I listed Old Furnace. Visitors can also see a beautiful fountain cast in iron in the mid 19th century along with other impressive ironwork displays.
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Another of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, this is a reconstructed town set in the Victorian age. You can see buildings including houses and shops and get a feel of Victorian life which includes a pharmacy, bakery, grocery and sweet shop, and see demonstrations of traditional crafts. Other features include having your photo taken as a Victorian and a riding on a horse and cart.
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
For an enjoyable day with the family, this Farm has a varied range of creatures that you can come and visit such as servals, porcupines, skunks, monitors and armadillos. There are also a variety of activities including feeding sessions, sheep racing and there’s a children’s outdoor play area.
You can visit the well preserved ruins of this 12th century Cistercian Abbey and learn about its eventful history including raidings by Welsh Princes, and King Henry VIII enforcing closure with the Dissolution of the Monasteries. Visitors can look around the Abbey ruins and its church and chapter house, along with the chapel.
Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre
For a fun and different experience, why not visit this Centre to enjoy a range of snow sports including skiing, snowboarding and snowblading on the dry ski slopes.
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