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Travelling around Telford

Travelling around Telford

A bustling town centre with plenty of parkland and loads of transport links into nearby Birmingham, Telford has a lot going for it. While it might not have the frantic buzz of Brum, it more than makes up for this with its outdoor landmarks and scenic location along the River Severn. 

Those into action-packed activities will find plenty to keep them entertained in Telford. There’s an ice rink, four public swimming pools, bowling, bingo, dry ski slopes and that’s just to name but a few! If you’re bored in Telford, then you’re simply not trying hard enough!

With regular trains to Birmingham and Manchester, getting to and from here is a piece of cake. And getting around the town itself couldn’t be easier, thanks to the Arriva bus service. You can also travel to Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth on one of the regular Arriva bus routes.

Wenlock Ruins

Telford was officially created as a “New Town” in 1963, but it is rich in history. It is believed that early settlement first took place on the land that sloped up from the Weald Moors (an area north of the town centre) towards the line where the Roman Watling Street was built.

From the 13th century, urban development took place in Wellington and Madeley, where Wenlock Priory founded a new town. Six monastic houses owned almost half of the area and profited from the coal mines, ironstone mines and iron smithies on their estates.

The New Town was first designated on 16 January 1963 as Dawley New Town before being renamed as Telford in 1968.