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Best Hotels in Telford

Telford Hotels

An ultra-modern town constructed on hopes, dreams and the memory of a great civil engineer, Thomas Telford, this Shropshire town is quite a fascination. A gleaming steel sign welcomes you, with the figure of Thomas leaning on the ‘O’ of Telford. The New Town is packed with entertainment, leisure and shopping venues, with a host of child-friendly activities in the day and a vibrant nightlife after-hours. Nearby, however, the UNESCO site of industrial Ironbridge is firmly rooted in the past.

Things to see

Shopaholics rejoice - Telford’s town centre is dominated by a vast mall with over 170 shops, as well as restaurants, cafés and cinemas. It’s popular with people from all over Shropshire, so the atmosphere is always buzzing. If you prefer outdoor activity, then Telford Town Park is the ideal destination, with plenty for the whole family to enjoy. There are aerial rope courses, water parks and mini-golf to keep children active and entertained, while scenic trails through the forest are a delight at any age. The nearby UNESCO World Heritage site of Ironbridge offers a change of pace and a thoroughly interesting day out. Here, you can see the first bridge to be made of iron – it has been a continually popular tourist attraction since it was built in 1779. The working Victorian village at Blists Hill, with actors dressed up in period costume, brings the industrial Revolution to life.

Hotels in Telford

Telford offers some superb hotels. There is a choice of city-chic brand hotels and rural, independent guesthouses and resorts. If you opt for a brand hotel, you’ll find comfortable, modern rooms, which feature flat-screen TVs, spacious bathrooms and flexible bed arrangements, which are great for families. There is a host of hotel facilities, such as indoor swimming pools, fitness centres and 24-hour room service. Independent hotels offer charming and cosy rooms in characterful properties. Most have good restaurants, and spa services are offered in a couple of the luxury hotels.

Where to stay

If it’s shopping, entertainment and leisure pursuits you’re after, central Telford is the place to stay. Several mid-range brand hotels are available here, offering excellent value for money. You’ll be within walking distance of the Telford Shopping Centre and the Town Park. If you’d rather soak up the historic atmosphere of Ironbridge, there are several hotels in this area too. Here, independent hotels offer a tranquil setting with countryside views. The museums, craft centres and shops of Ironbridge are close by. A few budget hotels are available on the outskirts of town, with easy access to both Telford and Ironbridge.

How to get to Telford

Telford is conveniently located between 2 international airports; Birmingham and Manchester, which both receive flights from all over the UK and Europe. Birmingham is closer, located just a 50 minute journey away, while it takes about 90 minutes from Manchester. You can reach Telford easily by train from Birmingham New Street, which has connections to the airport. If you take the train from Manchester, you will need to change at Wolverhampton or Shrewsbury. Car hire is also available at both airports. From central London, it takes about 2 hours by train. Once in Telford, local buses run regularly to Ironbridge.

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