The town is named after civil engineer, Thomas Telford, who engineered most of the road and rail projects across Shropshire. The town was created in the 1960’s and 1970’s as a new town, built on previous industrial and agricultural land.
Often called the ‘birthplace of industry’, the historic Shropshire town celebrated its 50th birthday in 2018. To honour this, the Telford & Wrekin council invested £2million in the town to enhance the square, the Thomas Telford statue, the Clock Tower and Telford’s street furniture.
The town, centred around Telford’s large shopping centre and extensive Town Park, provides a vibrant hub of life. The shopping centre houses a range of large branded shops and small independent shops while also hosting a number of seasonal events such as the Telford Christmas Markets.
Home to a shopping centre, cinema, railway, ski centre, ice rink, wonderland theme park, Shropshire’s famous Hoo Farm and many more, Telford is the perfect family town. On Telford’s southern boundaries lies the Ironbridge Gorge, a famous tourist destination and UNESCO Word Heritage Site.
Telford is Shropshire’s second largest town. In addition to its vast selection of shops and family amenities, Telford also provides an exotic nightlife. Packed with a selection of restaurants, clubs and bars, Telford diverse nightlife is suitable for everyone.
If you’re planning to visit Telford or any of the surrounding towns and villages, stay at the Hadley Park Hotel – one of Shropshire’s most established hotels. Like the majority of Shropshire County Hotels and Inns, Hadley Park Hotel showcases original 18th century Georgian house features and an award-winning restaurant.
The M54 motorway, the A49 and A5 main route pass through Telford, giving the town perfect access from North Wales, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and many more.
Telford’s amazing culture is easily accessible no matter which Shropshire Country Hotel or Inn you stay in. Our hotels in Bishops Castle, Ludlow, Much Wenlock, Oswestry or Market Drayton and also only a short distance away.
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