A large and vibrant town in the Borough of Telford & Wrekin, Telford lies around 30 miles from Birmingham and is the largest town in the ceremonial county of Shropshire. A new town that was built in the 1960s and 1970s, this is a fast growing area that offers a range of modern facilities and amenities. Previously, the area now known as Telford was simply a selection of small settlements. The popular UNESCO World Heritage Site, Ironbridge Gorge, is located in this town. The town has also become known as the Birthplace of Industry, as it is close to a number of places that played an important role in the Industrial Revolution. There are a number of landmarks in the area, including the Iron Bridge, The Wrekin hill, and of course Ironbridge Gorge.
A variety of big name companies have facilities and office space in Telford along with a range of smaller businesses. IT giant EDS is located in the town along with Capgemini and tech giant Fujitsu. Other businesses that are located in the town include CEL Group, Entanet International Ltd, and Positive Safety Training Ltd. There are also locksmiths, jewellers, management specialists, solicitors, roofing companies, photographers, and EPC surveyors located here.
Entertainment And Dining Out
A variety of entertainment options can be enjoyed in this town. For those who enjoy live performances and stage acts, Oakengates Theatre is a great choice of venue while the Ironbridge Gorge Museum is the perfect place for those who want to immerse themselves in history. When it comes to eating out, you will find plenty of variety in Telford. The Grove at Walcot serves up tasty British food in an elegant setting while The Font Italia is the perfect place for delicious Italian cuisine. If you enjoy exotic Thai food, the place to go is The King and Thai.
Well-connected road and motorway networks make it easy to get around, with Telford offering easy access to the M54, M6 and the A5. There are also good railway links in the area, with the town’s three railway stations, Wellington, Oakengates, and Telford Central, operating on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line. The town is also served by a wide network of taxis and buses, which is ideal for those who are not planning to drive.