Tell the Tale of Telford Town
Telford, named after Thomas Telford the renowned civil engineer, Telford's gleaming buildings and hi tech businesses mark it out as a town for the future. One of the UK's fastest growing and most successful new towns - it contrasts with its historic neighbour Ironbridge the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
At Telford’s heart, surrounded by tall glossy buildings, is the biggest and best shopping centre in all of Shopaholic Shropshire. Open seven days a week, with parking for over 4000 cars all geared up for a family day out.
Telford is geared for children - Why not take the children to explore the award winning 450-acre Telford Town Park and watch nursery rhymes and fairytale stories come alive in Wonderland? Older children may prefer scaling the ariel walkways, rope ladders and large slides.
There's Telford Ski Centre and nearby is Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom - sheep steeplechase, a maze and tractor grand prix. The Telford Steam Railway has steam and diesel rides and a model railway.
We have a super Ice Rink too and 2 cinemas including IMAX at Cineworld all walking distance from Telford Town Centre Shopping Mall. Cafes, restaurants and hotels allow you a chance to take the weight off your feet.
And there, in the middle, leaning on his very name is Thomas Telford himself. You have to be a bit special to get an entire town named after you. The poet Southey called Telford “the colossus of roads” and his aquaducts “streams in the sky”. And of the man himself, “more heartily to be liked, more worthy to be esteemed and admired”.
The Telford International Centre is the 6th largest exhibition centre in the UK and the nearby Racquet Centre hosts many prestigious sporting events.
Telford it would seem has been appropriately named.
For more information about Telford contact Telford Visitor Information Centre.
Please click here to view a map of Telford town centre.
Attractions in Telford
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a clean, friendly farm that appeals to all ages and offers close contact with over 120 different species of animals from fluffy yellow chicks and baby lambs to Servals, Otters, Meerkats and Lemurs.
FREE Admission. The award winning Royal Air Force Museum Cosford houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars and within the National Cold War Exhibition.
Boscobel House is a beautiful but modest hunting lodge which sheltered Charles II after defeat at Worcester.
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Seek the spiritual heart of Shropshire and you'll find the Wrekin. The Wrekin plays an important role in Shropshire folk-lore. To us it represents home, and we love it.
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The remains of a late 12th-century church of a small priory of Augustinian canonesses, surrounded by picturesque woodland.
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Newport is a thriving and picturesque market town, located 10 miles from Telford and 15 miles from Stafford. In 2014 it was awarded a ‘Gold’ medal from the Heart of England in Bloom competition for the quality of its floral displays.
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Shropshire Raft Tours welcomes you to our scenic river boat trips, canoe/kayak hire, mini raft hire and mega stand up paddle board hire along the beautiful River Severn located in Ironbridge, Shropshire. Electric and manual cycle hire to Bridgnorth along a cycle route is also available for those looking for an activity on dry land.
Wharfage Car Park
Accommodation in Telford
Situated in the quiet beauty of rural Shropshire, dating from 1718, Haughton Hall has been decorated with timeless style and situated in 35 acres of gardens, woodlands and even boasts a fishing lake, along with a leisure club with 15m swimming pool, gym, sauna & steam room. There is also an outdoor tennis court and our 18 hole Foot Golf course which is available all year round for a small supplement.
VisitEngland Awards for Excellence 2015 Bronze Winner. A Quintessentially English Guest House offering bed and breakfast accommodation on the outskirts of Telford and also close to Ironbridge, Bridgnorth, Shrewsbury and Much Wenlock.
Whether you are visiting Telford, Shropshire for work or leisure, Clairmont Guest House is the perfect place to stay, offering outstanding and award winning 4* bed and breakfast accommodation within a beautiful Victorian house and garden.
54 Haygate Road
The Old Coalport Station is one of England's most romantic secrets in a beautiful, peaceful, rural setting and within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, overlooking the River Severn. Why not stay in one of our remarkably restored railway carriages? Coalport Station Holidays - your ticket to an extraordinary experience!
The Telford Hotel & Golf Resort boasts an enviable position with what might be the best views in the county. Situated in a UNESCO World heritage Site, set in 170 acres of attractive grounds, perched atop the Ironbridge Gorge, the hotel is an ideal location for exploring what Shropshire has to offer.
Great Hay Drive
Whether you are holidaying or on business, expect the warmest of welcomes here at Boningale Manor. Grade II listed (with features dating back to the 1300s) several barns have been imaginatively converted to provide 4-Star self-catering choices. They are set in farmland and share access to beautiful gardens.