Hidden no more: Visit Telford’s new site puts area charms front and centre

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Telford may be tucked away in England’s West Midlands region, but the launch of Visit Telford’s Simpleview Tourism Pro Site brings the area into full view. While it’s true that the region is within easy reach of Birmingham and Manchester, Telford — surrounded by history and set among striking natural beauty — packs a punch with its own unique attractions, all of which are celebrated on its new website (visittelford.co.uk).
 


Telford is renowned as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Here, the UNESCO-listed Ironbridge Gorge site tells the story of how the area has long been at the forefront of innovation. From the Great Furnace at Coalbrookedale to the Wharfage on the banks of the River Severn, visitors to the site can explore how Telford’s natural resources created the perfect conditions for industry. Those eager to dive deeper into this industrial history can call into one of the region’s multiple award-winning museums or indeed, pay a visit to the mighty Iron Bridge itself, a structure renowned for being the first of its kind to be cast completely in iron. 

Yet Telford is more than its industrial heritage. Yes, the River Severn has been key to the area’s development, but today, visitors can take in some of the best local scenery — including that famous iron bridge — by canoe, kayak, or raft. Back on land, the landscape surrounding the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site is renowned for its tracts of ancient forest. The 14-mile Silkin Way winds through this woodland environment, offering waypoints at Blists Hill Victorian Town and Coalport China Museum. Finally, there’s The Wrekin. The ascent up this substantial hill may be steep, but if the weather is right, you’ll be rewarded with views that sweep from Yorkshire to the Welsh county of Ceredigion.
 


But if cities and towns are more your thing, don’t worry. From Telford itself through to the charms of nearby Wellington and Newport, this area offers something for everyone — be it history, scenery or high streets full of one-of-a-kind shops and eateries. Thanks to its new website, Telford remains hidden no more and its many attractions have been brought into the limelight for all to enjoy.

Images courtesy of www.visittelford.co.uk

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