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.
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Accommodation in Telford
The University of Wolverhampton is centrally located in the Midlands. There are modern conference facilities from 1:1 interview rooms and boardrooms, through to 300 capacity conference and break-out rooms with single en-suite accommodation available throughout the whole year.
A Warm Welcome Awaits... We are delighted to aquaint you with our beautiful property. Your first impression of The Limes will be that of refinement and luxury, mixed with a relaxing 'home from home' atmosphere.
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If you are seeking accommodation in the beautiful surroundings of the Shropshire countryside in order to explore the many tourist attractions and sights you need to look no further than Allscott Mill Bed and Breakfast in Telford, Shropshire
Church Farm B&B, near Ironbridge, is a 17th century farmhouse B&B peacefully set in its own beautiful gardens and land on the edge of the small village of Kemberton in Shropshire, just 10 minutes drive from Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.
Sara and Phil welcome you to their three charming Shropshire self catering holiday cottages in Newport, beautifully appointed and decorated in a contemporary style. A blissful retreat in glorious countryside set within a working farm.
Iron Gorge Camping -"Days to Explore, Nights to Remember". Iron Gorge Camping is located in a hillside position above the Severn Gorge, on a 14 acre Smallholding giving the feeling of remoteness yet being within a mile of the World famous Ironbridge.