A picturesque, historic town split in two but connected by a unique Victorian cliff railway which still runs today. Lots of independent shops and huge variety of traditional pubs, tea rooms and eateries.
Since first being recorded as a settlement in 1086, the small town of Broseley developed in the 18th century to be a crowded wealthy centre as a result of iron, coal and clay mining, traces of which are still obvious today in tracks down to the River Severn and an intricate network of narrow steep paths between houses, known as “Jitties.”
At the heart of the beautiful market town of Ironbridge, spanning the banks for the River Severn, you will find the world’s first iron bridge constructed here and now the internationally recognised symbol of the Industrial Revolution.
Historic Madeley, part of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, is just over a mile from the town of Ironbridge. There are listed buildings scattered throughout the small town with one of the grandest being Madeley Court.
Medieval Much Wenlock is the birthplace of the man who inspired the modern Olympic Games and has gained celebrity status with the 2012 Olympic mascot being named after the town. Much Wenlock still holds its annual Olympian Games in July!
The bustling High Street of this market town with interesting independent shops and plenty of places to eat and drink means visiting Newport, Shropshire is a must especially when the farmers market is on.