Telford Activities and Things to do
The town was named after Thomas Telford, a civil engineer. It is a relatively new town and was established in the 60s and 70s. Telford is known as an industrial town, but there are also many natural wonders to explore.
Telford is a town that is rich in myth and legend and The Wrekin is one of the town’s most famous landmarks, allowing people to view for miles and miles.
Getting to Telford
Car travel to Telford is easy. The A49, A453, A458, A53 all provide access to Shropshire. Drivers will need to follow the M6 motorway.
There are numerous rail services to Shropshire including the Heart of Wales line and the March Line.
Telford is also well served by coach companies.
What’s on and Where to Go
There’s plenty to keep the tourist entertained in Telford, and something for almost every taste. Some of the key attractions include the Lakeland Animal Park, Telford Steam Railway, Weston Park Stately Home and the Ironbridge Open Air Museum. There are also a number of castles and other museums to visit.
Ironbridge Gorge is another major attraction and it has been named as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Telford is home to many festivals, especially in the summer months. Telford hosts the V Festival in August, which is has become an incredibly popular music festival in recent years.
The T-Party Festival is also held in August and attracts both local and national acts.
The Telford Snowboard and Ski Centre is one of the town’s popular attractions. They offer lessons for just a few hours or visitors can try an all day lesson. However, remember to wrap up warm as the centre is pretty cold.
The Shropshire Climbing Centre The centre offers rope climbing and bouldering; it is the largest bouldering facility in the area.
Another option is the Edge Adventure Activities Centre. They cater for hen, stag and corporate events and offer Segway, clay pigeon shooting, mountain boarding and quad biking as well as other activities.
The Pussycats night club is one of the popular night time venues. Visitors might also like to visit The Ice Lounge or Club Crush.
For pubs, try The Plough Inn, The Wrekin Inn or The Half Moon.
If theatre is more your thing, then you’ll want to pay a visit to the Oakengate Theatre to see one of the many productions that are showcased there.