Attractions and Places to Visit in Telford
Telford is a large and bustling town in Shropshire that has many great attractions to suit a range of visitors, from families who are mad on animals to sightseers who love exploring museums. Families can let their imaginations run wild and delight in the magic of Wonderland.
There are several excellent architectural attractions to visit in the area as well. Take in the impressive sight of the Iron Bridge which is the world's first cast-iron bridge.
Explore the attractive National Trust property of Sunnycroft and its pretty garden, as well as the Darby Houses which are part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.
For something a bit different, why not see the sights in style on the Telford Steam Railway or have a go at snowboarding or skiing at the Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre.
Sightseers may also wish to visit other interesting places close to Telford such as Weston Park, Benthall Hall and the pretty ruins of Buildwas Abby. In addition, Shrewsbury and Wolverhampton are well situated for day trips from Telford.
Start your visit absorbed in the detail of a massive model of the river valley, spot landmarks including the Iron Bridge in 1796. Take in stunning views of the Iron Bridge and River Severn from the quirky Lady Chapel and be transported through Ironbridge’s history with a fascinating short film.
You’ll be amazed by the spectacular treasures made in these quirky buildings – from elaborate statuesque vases to hand-painted miniatures, they were made for everyone from wealthy families to Queens and Tsars. See traditional techniques in riverside workshops, dress-up in the Children’s gallery and step inside the atmospheric kilns.
The tranquil ruins of Wenlock Priory stand in a picturesque setting on the fringe of beautiful Much Wenlock. An Anglo-Saxon monastery was founded here in about 680 by King Merewalh of Mercia, whose abbess daughter Milburge was hailed as a saint. Her relics were miraculously re-discovered here in 1101, attracting both pilgrims and prosperity to the priory.