TelfordShropshire, England. It is administratively located in the West Midlands region, and is now by far the largest town in Shropshire, being the residence for some 130,000 people.
Telford was built in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town, bringing together a number of mining villages, farms and market towns. As the town develops, the areas between these towns are becoming increasingly filled. The resulting town is virtually one large conurbation from Wellington to Shifnal and from Donnington to Dawley. As a result of the new town's component towns, Telford has several distinct centres, although the Telford Shopping Centre and Telford Town Park area is the de facto administrative centre of entire town.
By carIt is linked to the West Midlands conurbation by the M54 motorway; it has four exits labelled Telford East, Telford Centre, Telford West and Wellington. The town is also serviced north-south by the A442 Queensway (locally known as the Eastern Primary or EP).
By busTelford can also be accessed by bus from many nearby areas.
The M54 motorway and A5 main route pass through Telford giving access from North Wales, the South, East and North East. The A49 passes nearby to give access from the North West, the South West and South Wales.
A train line runs between the main Telford train station and Wellington, via Oakengates.
There are also buses that run throughout Telford.
phone: +44 1902 850244address: Brewood, Bishop's Wood, ST19 9AR
phone: +44 1952 371570address: Lakeside Plant Centre, Priorslee, TF2 9UR
phone: +44 1952 677917address: Hoo, TF6 6DJ
The WrekinA local hill and landmark, with the remains of a Bronze Age fort on it. Found just southwest of Wellington.
IronbridgeThe place where the industrial revolution started and a World Heritage Site as a result of the first ever Iron Bridge being built there. There are many museums around Ironbridge. They are centered around the industrial revolution and Coalport china business which are well worth a visit.
WellingtonA pleasant market town with a market dating back to 1244. The market is open on Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. The National Trust's Sunnycroft house is a good example of how local Victorian gentry lived.
phone: +44 1952 242884Victorian villa overseen by the National Trust.
phone: +44 1952 503880address: The Old Loco Shed, Bridge Rd, Horsehay, TF4 3UH
phone: +44 1952 640064address: New Bucks Head, Watling St, Wellington, TF1 2TU
Telford Town Park
CinemasTelford has two cinemas.
phone: +44 333 014 4501address: Telford Shopping Centre, Forge Gate, TF3 4NE
phone: +44 871 200 2000address: Telford Shopping Centre, Southwater Square, St Quentin Gate, TF3 4HS
phone: +44 1952 230032address: TF3 4BXThe shopping centre owned by Westfield by Arcadia owner Sir Phillip Green features stores like Sports Direct, JD Sports, Next, Wilko, HSBC, Barclays, Lloyd's, TSB, Halifax, M&S, House of Fraser (former Beatties), Druckers, ASDA, The Entertainer, Primark & ASDA Museum.
phone: +44 1952 293902address: The Forge Retail Park, Telford Forge Retail Park, Colliers Way, TF3 4AG
phone: +44 1952 677568address: Donnington Wood Way, Donnington, TF2 8LE
address: Telford Shopping Centre, 203 Dean St, TF3 4BT
phone: +44 1952 815940address: Pave Lane, Chetwynd Aston, Newport, TF10 9LQ
phone: +44 1952 580240address: Bridgnorth Rd, Norton (Ironbridge Gorge), TF11 9EE
phone: +44 1952 292672address: Central Square, Telford Shopping Centre, TF3 4BW
phone: +44 1952 642800address: 43–45 New St, Wellington, TF1 1LU
phone: +44 1952 677269address: Hadley Park, TF1 6QJ
phone: +44 1952 521600address: St Quentin Gate, TF3 4EAWith 101 bedrooms over 4 floors.
phone: +44 1952 425000address: Forge Gate, TF3 4NA
phone: +44 1952 527000address: The International Centre, St Quentin Gate, TF3 4EH
phone: +44 1952 680068address: Castlefields Way, MadeleyThe Mercure Telford Madeley Court Hotel is a 16th Century Manor House steeped in history offering both the facilities of a modern hotel and the ambience of a beautiful Manor House in countryside surroundings.
- Shrewsbury (via the M54 then A5) - Pleasant county town of Shropshire
- Birmingham – Britain's second largest city and capital of the Midlands
- Shifnal – Lots of pubs and good restaurants, situated just on the outskirts of Telford with rail links to Telford Central and Wellington.
- Ironbridge – with 10 main attractions (and a few others) including the world's first cast-iron bridge. The Malt House has live music every Thursday night, as well as a restaurant and bar overlooking the River.