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 - the 450 acre Telford Town Park includes Wonderland where nursery rhymes and fairy stories come to life. 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.
Why not take the children to explore the 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.
We have a super Ice Rink too and a ten-screen cinema, just a few minutes walk from the shopping malls. 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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Accommodation in Telford
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.
"Winner" Shropshire Self Catering Holiday Provider of the Year 2013. Set in the grounds of the Old Railway Station at Coalport within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, overlooking the River Severn. Come and stay ub one of our remarkably restored railway carriages.
Telford Visitor Information
Telford Visitor Information Centre
The Telford Shopping Centre, Telford, TF3 4BX
Tel: 01952 238008
Fax: 01952 291723
Email: Click here