As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986, Ironbridge is – quite literally – one of the wonders of the world and somewhere that deserves its place on everyone’s must-visit list.
Whilst the ironworks, foundries, and mines that once breathed life into the valley are now silent, their place has been taken by quirky boutiques, gastro delights, and attractions to tempt old and young alike.
From museums, monuments and buildings of historical importance, to artisan breweries, river kayak cruises, and probably the best fish and chips you’ve ever had, there really is something for everyone at Ironbridge.
Walk in the footsteps of our Victorian forefathers at Blists Hill museum (and don’t miss the chip shop!) Take the kids to Enginuity and let them experience science and technology hands-on like never before. Or take a stroll and explore the food stores, craft boutiques and eateries nestled alongside the beautiful River Severn.
There’s also a maze of footpaths, country lanes and bridleways, plus Ironbridge has earned the prestigious Walkers are Welcome status – one of just 100 places in the UK which has something special available for walkers. So come and visit. Stay. Explore. But most of all, Discover Ironbridge