Ironbridge Festival of Imagination
Join us for a celebration of Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the raw materials of iron smelting, in the hands of historical innovators, converged to give birth to the industrial revolution. Today it is a melting pot of heritage, arts, culture, environmental stewardship, and technological innovation. The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival will play host to an eclectic programme from the community and partner organisations of the gorge.
The Festival of Imagination will run from the 14th - 29th September with World Heritage Day landing on the 21st.
What makes it special
- Activities across the Ironbridge Gorge
- Celebrating world heritage
- Something for all the family
14th - 29th September
Other things to do nearby
A fascinating insight into rural life at the turn of the 19th century. There are daily demonstrations of period skills showing how life might have been. Visit the Farm website
Attingham Park features an elegant 18th century mansion set in beautiful parkland. Don't miss the atmospheric dining room, set for an evening banquet.
With bike shop, workshop, cafe, showers and a bike wash. Excellent trails start just a few minutes ride away.
Meet the Victorians in this recreated Victorian town, with cottages, shops and workplaces. Don't miss the horse and cart ride! See the Blist Hill pages of the Ironbridge website
Jump on your bike and enjoy the rolling landscape on your bike. Seasoned pro or just fancy a ride, there is something for everyone to enjoy.
Voted top five by the Observer and top ten by the Guardian for walkers to stay in England 2014.
Follow cycle route 45, 55 and 81 from the doorstep, do your own thing or take an Olympic journey and cycle to the home of Wenlock Olympian Games and have a well earned tea and cake.
Take an historic ride on the Silkin Way from Coalport or follow the cycle routes in to Ironbridge following the banks of the River Severn.
Get back to nature and stride out on foot to explore this beautiful part of the country.
Great for canoeing on the River Severn. Bring your own canoe and spend a day on the water. Don't forget your picnic!
The town and its lovely surrounding villages is an excellent base for the country lover or sportsman alike.
Are you ready to safari and come face to face with some of the fastest, tallest, largest and cutest animals around? Visit the website
The popular Shropshire Way passes the hostel grounds and you'll meet plenty of other walkers heading out for a day in the beautiful countryside.
Enjoy popular routes in Eastridge Woods and on the Long Mynd hills - the ultimate ride surrounded by beautiful scenery.
This hill-top woodland has stunning views across the surrounding countryside and some great, raw mountain bike trails.
Some of the best walking in the Marches and an important place for wildlife, geology, landscape and archaeology. Part of Shropshire’s Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.