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Places to stay in Telford

The 'new town' of Telford was built in the 1960s and 1970s on former agricultural land in the county of Shropshire, and the town itself and surrounding area are viewed as great tourist attractions for all the family. What Telford may lack in history is more than made up for by the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site to the south, which has received this prestigious accolade for its role in the birth of the Industrial Revolution, and is a must-visit when in the area.

Telford also has a variety of child-friendly activities available, including the Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom and Telford Ski Centre.

Hostels in Telford
Hostels in Telford

YHA Coalport is set within a beautiful old china works building, located close to Telford within the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. This hostel is perfect for a family weekend away in a historic location, and if you don't want to venture too far away on a rainy day, it even has its own china museum next door!


Five Free Things To Do In Telford

Telford Town Park
This 450-acre park is arguably the tourist attraction for families in the area. Featuring a nature reserve, a variety of fun play areas and a fairy tale Wonderland!

Apley Farm Shop, Café and Playbarn
Celebrating the best produce Shropshire has to offer, this quaint farm shop comes complete with an indoor play barn that the children will love, while you enjoy a well-deserved coffee in the café.

Carding Mill Valley
This stunning landscape features the great ridge and Long Mynd, as well as fantastic views of the Shropshire and Cheshire plains and Black mountains.

The Wrekin
The Wrekin is usually referred to as the spiritual heart of Shropshire. Did you know this curious and legendary hill was the inspiration for Tolkein's Middle Earth in the popular Lord of the Rings franchise?

Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site
Famed for its proliferation of raw materials such as coal, limestone, iron ore and clay, this World Heritage Site is acclaimed for its special role in kick-starting the industrial revolution. The mines have now closed, but it is still an inspiring place to visit.

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