In sharp contrast to the surrounding countryside, the contemporary urban town is popular for its Southwater shopping, entertainment and outdoor attractions and 450 acres Town Park, voted the best park in the UK.
Its central location makes it a perfect base for exploring the region’s many attractions and close by medieval villages such as Shrewsbury, Ironbridge, Ludlow or and many others.
Telford Town Park has play areas, a boating lake, gardens and nature trails, plus the “Wonderland” Family attraction. It was voted the "UK's Best Park"
Telford also provides a great number of museums, they provide a great historical and cultural importance to the city. From the Royal Air Force museum with large exhibits of aircrafts, to the Jackfield Tile museum with a large collection of ceramics in a Victorian factory, to the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron exploring the county industrial past.
As Telford town center is rather small, you can walk around and have no trouble getting from place
to place, but if you need to reach other landmarks or cities the best option to travel will be by car or public transport ( by train in some cases or bus).
Located in the heart of the U.K. and close to major road and rail networks and international airports it is rather easy to get to Telford.
Telford Town Centre can be easily accessed from Telford Central train station. There are two direct trains per day between Wellington, Telford central and London Euston operated by Virgin Trains.