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.
Walkers are Welcome
The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site has achieved Walkers are Welcome status, one of 100 places across the UK, which has something special to offer walkers. Membership of the network helps strengthen the area’s reputation as a place for people to come and enjoy the outdoors and helps ensure that footpaths and facilities for walkers are maintained in good condition, benefiting local residents and visitors alike.
The nearby towns of Wellington and Much Wenlock have been granted a similar status ensuring the region is very much on the walking enthusiasts list of places where they can be assured of a warm and friendly welcome.
Ironbridge Visitor Centre Information
Open from 9am on weekdays and 10am on weekends, the Visitor Information Centre provides maps, leaflets and expert advice on the local area. The Museum of the Gorge has a well stocked souvenir and gifts shop as well as ticket sales and an accommodation booking service.
Museum of the Gorge, The Wharfage, Ironbridge, TF8 7NH
Upcoming Events Nearby
Monday, 01 December 2014 until Tuesday, 30 December 2014
11:00 AM until 4:00 PM