Ironbridge town with its famous bridge and toll house have retained the character of the area and its most interesting iron producing history. Crossing the river severn, it was completed in 1779 and opened to traffic in 1781. We have lots of interesting and exciting volunteering opportunities. North and northwest telford lie beyond the coalfields boundary fault on the bunter pebble beds which, with other. Unique wedding venues for hire in telford the ironbridge gorge. Explore historical landmarks and museums, or hop on a train. The nearest railway stations are located at telford and wolverhampton.
Welcome to the ironbridge gorge museums birthplace of the. Our beautiful venues across the gorge allow you to create the perfect day. Ironbridge is a town on the river severn, at the heart of the ironbridge gorge, in telford, shropshire, england. After initial uncertainty about the use of iron, construction took place over 2 years, with. Cllr shirley reynolds attended with myself and the ogre. From the 247 wifi and petfriendly accommodation to our 24hour room service, you will find every convenience at our telford ironbridge hotel. Find cheap deals and discount rates that best fit your budget. Featuring river views, jackfield mill ironbridge gorge has accommodations with a garden and a patio, around 7 miles from telford international centre. Historical novelist mollie walton has drawn once more on ironbridge for inspiration in her latest book, called the secrets of ironbridge. And it should be stressed that this is a guide to the town of ironbridge and its surroundings, rather than a guide to the iron bridge. Historical attractions holiday inn telford ironbridge.
Days inn by wyndham telford ironbridge m54 offers inviting rooms, free wifi, and more great. While many would think of telford history as stuff of dusty books and etchings of men in stovepipe hats, part of the telford live history project is to capture your memories from the 60s onwards, and the 80s is firmly part of that. Here at the ironbridge bookshop we offer a vast selection of books to cater to readers of all ages and from all over the world. Visit the ironbridge gorge museums to relive the eventful story of the birth of the. See all 6 ironbridge gorge museums tickets and tours on tripadvisor.
The iron bridge, a short history of the first iron bridge in the world. The city of shrewsbury is around 35 minutes drive, ludlow around 45 minutes, and the welsh border less than 1 hour away. The ironbridge gorge is a deep gorge, containing the river severn in shropshire, england. If you book with tripadvisor, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. We are located in the lovely main square in the historic town of ironbridge, with views over the river severn and the ironbridge itself, set right in the heart of shropshire. Rocket yourself back to the age of steam and see life more than 100 years ago. The story of the iron bridges built in the halfcentury from 1781, inspired by the pioneer iron bridge, has changed dramatically. Here at the ironbridge bookshop we offer a vast selection of books to cater to.
By purchasing a book you will be pleased to know that you will also be helping the local community. Telford attractions ironbridge, wellington, newport. Telford and william 4 shropshires history advanced. For statistics about ironbridge itself, go to units and statistics. Book a room at our days inn telford ironbridge m54 hotel for convenience and. Browse expedia s selection of 101 hotels and places to stay in telford. Nov 06, 2018 the fabulous ironbridge book shop, in the heart of ironbridge, telford. The iron bridge, a short history of the first iron bridge. The trail is designed to make it easy to walk from any place in telford with easy access points from estates and bus routes. Ironbridge gorge museums 2020 all you need to know before.
Rome2rio is a doortodoor travel information and booking engine, helping you get to and from any location in the world. For any history fanatic, hoping to explore the famous english heritage sites, or explore the crooks and crannies of a famous historical home, telford has plenty to offer. Book your tickets online for blists hill victorian town, ironbridge. Hypnos are well known for their award winning, hand crafted beds. Timeline history of telford, shropshire visitor uk. The captions capture the spirit of a bygone era and the text is informative without being boring. Get contact details, videos, photos, opening times and map directions. Indeed, one could argue that this book is more history than guide. Sign up with your email address to receive news and updates. Meet the victorians in their shops and cottages, enjoy traditionally prepared fish and chips and old fashioned sweets at blists hill victorian town. History of ironbridge, in telford and wrekin and shropshire. And did you know, that as a guest of ramada telford ironbridge you are entitled to free entry to both wonderland and jungleland excludes special events and mini golf.
Nov 28, 2018 so today we visited coalbrookdale school based in ironbridge. Aug 14, 2017 top ten historical sites 20 minutes from telford believe it or not, but telford is full of history and culture. Ironbridge is the birthplace of modernday industry, and it all began in the 1700s with abraham darby discovering a new way to make pig iron and castings more effectively. A beautiful rhyming childrens story dedicated to our key worker heroes. Its a gorgeous book shop with plenty of fabulous books to choose from. However, formatting rules can vary widely between applications and fields of interest or study. Buy a history of shropshire reprint by trinder isbn. Guests at ramada telford ironbridge will now experience an even comfier, more luxurious nights sleep during their stay, with the introduction of hypnos mattresses in all 90 bedrooms. The bridge is now pedestrianised, so we parked on the other side of the river and walked over the bridge into the town. Ironbridge is a town on the river severn, at the heart of the ironbridge gorge, near telford, shropshire, england. The iron bridge and tollhouse ironbridge 2020 all you. Blists hill victorian town ironbridge 2020 all you need to know. Rome2rio makes travelling from telford central station to ironbridge easy.
The ironbridge ogre visits coalbrookdale primary school. New book celebrates shropshire family over generations. Ironbridge, the birthplace of the industrial revolution historic uk. It is written and illustrated by toni sian williams illustrator. Find out how we offer support and advice to other heritage organisations. Ironbridge developed beside, and takes its name from, the iron bridge, a 100foot 30 m cast iron bridge that opened in 1781. Find all the transport options for your trip from telford central station to ironbridge right here.
And with ironbridge world heritage site bringing history to life just a short drive away, youll struggle to fit everything in. Nestled in a spectacular wooded gorge stands a monument to british industry the worlds first iron bridge. South telford, ironbridge gorge, madeley and dawley images of england powell, john m. Book your tickets online for the top things to do in ironbridge, ironbridge gorge on tripadvisor. Finally, admire the historical highlights of york and sublime university city of cambridge on route. The ironbridge bookshop is an independent business, situated in the heart of shropshire. Enjoy a fun family day out at this recreated victorian town.
Days inn hotel telford ironbridge this rating is a reflection of how the property compares to the industry standard when it comes to price, facilities and services available. The ironbridge ogre is a young childrens mythical story book set in the heart of telford, shropshire. A history of the speake families in shropshire is available from amazon and other booksellers. A walk down ironbridge and some pubs to be found in ironbridge. You can discover more about victorian life as you meet the victorian townsfolk.
Scratch off the panel on the inside cover of the map to reveal a code, you are then just three easy steps away from downloading. Jan 24, 2020 the book, a history of the speake families in shropshire, has taken 45 years of parttime research, but author john speake has now published it. We will be collating proceeds on a regular basis which will then be going to selected funded projects and charities in telford. The telford 50 book, the ironbridge ogre is being launched on thursday, 1 nov a special childrens book celebrating 50 years of telford is being launched on thursday 1 nov at southwater library, 1st floor 11am 2pm. Apr 09, 2020 historical novelist mollie walton has drawn once more on ironbridge for inspiration in her latest book, called the secrets of ironbridge. Ironbridge, six miles south of telford, shropshire, is a glacial gorge that carries the river severn on its way south. There are two fichefilm readers with printing facilities at wellington library, it is advisable to book in advance. A world heritage site and the beating heart of the industrial revolution, the ironbridge gorge is home to some amazing museums that make for an unforgettable experience.
Days inn by wyndham telford ironbridge m54 shropshire, gb hotels. It is an area renowned for pioneering and innovations from darbys furnace, and the first railway engine to the discovery of digitalis and the invention of electric propulsion. This vacation home provides free private parking, a 24hour front desk and free wifi. Telford university rooms ironbridge is located in telford. The town was redesignated, taking in the historic area of ironbridge gorge, and eventually named telford after the civil engineer thomas telford who, in 1787, became surveyor of public works for shropshire. The 10 best things to do in ironbridge 2020 with photos. And this first book in an ironbridge trilogy will delight readers with its. Ironbridge gorge museums can be crowded, so we recommend booking etickets ahead of time to secure your spot. Telford to ironbridge 2 ways to travel via line 4 bus, taxi. Ironbridge setting for authors saga shropshire star. We offer new and second hand books amongst treasured collectables. Blists hill victorian town the ironbridge gorge museums. Telford central station to ironbridge 3 ways to travel via.
Find all the transport options for your trip from telford to ironbridge right here. Relax and enjoy thoughtful amenities during your stay at the holiday inn telford ironbridge. Not only was it an important industrial area but it also figured in national history, for example as a base for king arthur and both sides in the english civil war. E book digital book history a view of lincoln hill, with the iron bridge in the distance, taken from the side of the river severn 1788 engraved by. They have been so kindly stocking the wrekin giant book for a very long time and now we are pleased to announce they will be stocking the ironbridge ogre too.
Book telford university rooms ironbridge in telford. It became a unesco world heritage site in 1986 and remains an iconic feature of britains industrial past. Vacation home jackfield mill ironbridge gorge, telford, uk. Starting and finishing in the award winning telford town park, it is bounded by ironbridge in the south, the wrekin in the west, lilleshall hill in the north and granville country park to the east. It lies in the civil parish of the gorge, in the borough of telford and wrekin. Ten amazing museums, one beautiful valley uk home to blists hill victorian town. Set in 1850s shropshire, it follows on from her debut saga. Ogre book is going back into charities and community projects based in telford.
South telford, ironbridge gorge, madeley and dawley images. Help us care for some of the worlds most important industrial heritage sites. Shropshire has an importance that far outweighs its size. Book now your hotel in telford and pay later with expedia. Gb historical gis university of portsmouth, history of ironbridge, in telford and wrekin and shropshire map and description, a vision of britain through time. The iron bridge is a cast iron arch bridge that crosses the river severn in shropshire, england. We explained all about the idea behind the book and telford 50. The community history centre at wellington library holds the main local history resources covering the areas and communities now within the borough, on microfilm, fiche or online formats. Newsroom the telford 50 book, the ironbridge ogre is. Museum of the gorge and weston park are local landmarks, and travelers looking to shop may want to visit telford shopping centre and maws craft centre. Rome2rio makes travelling from telford to ironbridge easy. Find out more about the work that we do, the story of this area and the history of the ironbridge gorge museum trust. The book, a history of the speake families in shropshire, has taken 45 years of parttime research, but author john speake has now published it.
Ironbridge developed beside, and takes its name from, the iron bridge, a 30metre 100 ft cast iron bridge that opened in 1781. Museum of the gorge ironbridge 2020 all you need to know. Featuresstaffordshire waysilkin wayjack mytton way shropshire way monarchs way book 1 ironbridge waythe way for the millennium shropshirestaffordshire telford1. And, another sign of a good historian as opposed to a good archaeologist is that the book is wellwritten too.1074 405 392 1303 962 751 1240 1440 859 229 1372 72 1360 214 57 414 858 821 127 788 1502 415 399 1331 60 498 379 729 186 61 378 842 1403 1156 941 804 836 517 827 461 1256