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Telford Visitor information

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.

Travel

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.

History of Telford

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire. 

Although some parts of the town are older, the new town was born in the sixties. The town was named after the british engineer Thomas Telford who engineered many road and rail projects in Shropshire. 

The town advertises itself as "The Birthplace of Industry", as it sits next to the world’s first iron bridge located on the river Severn and built in 1779. The buildings and nature at Ironbridge with its 10 museums, monuments and artefacts – including the Iron Bridge, remind visitors of a special time in history and the development of an industrialised society. It is now recognized as an UNESCO World Heritage Site. 

The surroundings of Telford also offers religious and spiritual sites, such as the Buildwas Abbey, impressive ruins from a 900 hundred years old Cisterian abbey. The abbey was never very large or wealthy and supported a population of only 6-12 monks.  But there are beautiful remains at the abbey from the 12th century church, the beautiful vaulted and tile-floored chapter house, and the crypt chapel. The abbey is part of our great English Heritage.

Not too far also from Ironbridge, the tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting.

The Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded in 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia who had a saint as a daughter named Milburge. Her relics were suddenly found in the abbey in 1101 attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to the priory. After that event the abbey was re-founded by the Normans as a priory of Cluniac monks, the remains of today have survived and are remarkable especially the medieval church ruins. 

There are also many other holy sites and ancient ruins to visit in Shropshire, such as the remarkable St Bartholomew's Church in Tong marked by Shakespeare who inscribed two epitaphs or also the gorgeous Lilleshaw augustinian abbey from the 12th century. There is a lot to admire and learn for everyone, either if you are religious or non-religious. 

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