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Telford is a major town located in Shropshire, Wrekin and Telford borough. It lies 21km to the east of Shrewsbury and 48km northwest of Birmingham. Telford is one of the biggest towns in Shropshire, and one of the fastest growing towns in the UK. .
Did you know that Telford emerged as a merger of other small settlements like Oakengates, Wellington, Dawley, and Madeley? Most of the inhabitants of the new town were originally from Birmingham or Wolverhampton.
Telford is characterized by tall glossy buildings, it’s home to some of the most prominent and unique shopping centers in the whole of Shropshire. With most facilities open seven days a week and with ample parking for over 4000 cars, Telford has a lot to offer to visitors anf families looking for a day out.
How to get there?
You can get to Telford town by car or rail. Shropshire is on the border of North Wales and is close to Cheshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, and Worcestershire. Shropshire is approximately 3 Km from London; it’s an hour’s drive from Manchester and 40 minutes away from Birmingham.
- By car
Shropshire connects to the M6 and motorway network via the M54. The A49,A5,A53,A458 all make Shropshire easily accessible. You can also hire a car from any major airports to Shropshire.
- By train
If you prefer leaving the car at home, you can use the train. Shropshire is in close proximity to major railway line services. You can take a look at all train stations in Shropshire at the interactive transport map. And of course, there are other means of transports such as taxi, water,etc.
How about the kid’s areas?
Telford is home to fantastic places where you can take kids for a ride. There’s the award-winning 450-acre Telford Town Park, Bounce And Rhyme, and other fab facilities for kid’s fun. Older children may opt to scale the Ariel walkways, rope ladders, and huge slides. Not forgetting the many cafes, restaurant, and hotels that give you maximum refreshment. Most of the restaurants have professional staffs that serve guests on a full time basis.
Other amazing facts
Telford is home to many more fantastic events. It is full of attractions that give offer memorable fun magical moments. It is also a home for many established amateur, semi-pro and professional sports club. All the fantastic features make Telford a great place to visit and have fun. For more details, check out Telford Visitor Information Centre.