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.
Heavy industry has long disappeared from the town, the mines are closed and the ironworks silent but many of the historic buildings remain as a testimony to the area's industrial past.
Today the Ironbridge Gorge is a place of beauty with the restored buildings set either side of the River Severn’s wooded valley with a maze of footpaths, bridleways and country lanes.
The former homes of the Victorian Iron Masters and their workers can still be found in the communities of the World Heritage site but no longer will you find the grimy back streets, or rows of chimneys belching back smoke. Nowadays the old homes are set in the picturesque villages and hamlets dotted across the valley.
The town of Ironbridge is the perfect location for kids days out, family picnics, walking and cycling or visiting the many museums. Individual shops, galleries, tea rooms, pubs and quality restaurants are all located along the banks of the river.