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Severn River

Ironbridge, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Type: Bodies of Water
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

This river is beautiful wherever it cuts through the Shropshire countryside! Ironbridge offers 1-5 day kayaking trips along the Severn, and we will definitely be looking to do this next year.

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Swindon, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 attraction reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

The Ironbridge is excellent for a quick (30min) stop and photo opportunity. The impressive structure is free to visit and walk over/under. Limited parking is available on the High Street, parallel to the River Severn, but at busy times it might be necessary to park at the West Ironbridge car park. Continue along the Wharfage and you can find it... More

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Westbury, United Kingdom
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014 via mobile

Great wonderful to cross a bridge so old and find out how they manage to build it . Great place to visit and see how people use to live and work

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Chicago
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
267 helpful votes 267 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The Iron Bridge is worth a quick stop just to appreciate the significance of a bridge built in 1779 with interesting construction techniques. Historians celebrate the connection to the beginning of the Industrial Age. The area around the bridge has many cafes and shops. Parking is easy in nearby lots.

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Chesham, United Kingdom
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We visited a few points along the river from Ironbridge downstream to Bewdley and the views and scenery were lovely. The Severn Valley Railway adds to the idyllic charm of this beautiful part of England.

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
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69 reviews 69 reviews
25 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

We overlooked the river from the Bird in Hand inn in Ironbridge. Nice to look out to but at the end of the day it's just another river. There is of course the bridge itself and a few shops and pubs.

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Llangefni, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
35 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The bridge is the biggest attraction here, built in 1779 by Abraham Darby III and opened on New Year's day 1781, it was the first arch bridge in the world to be built of cast iron. It was closed to vehicles in 1934, and has since gone through several restoration programmes - notably in 1973-74, when they built an inverted... More

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Malaga, Spain
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124 reviews 124 reviews
84 attraction reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Perhaps the most famous bridge in the world and built in a wonderful setting. You will not be disappointed with your visit here, there is an amazing amount to see with all the museums and attractions and all well kept and presented. Do not miss, there's plenty for all the family.

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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75 reviews 75 reviews
25 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

Ok it's only a bridge, but it represents the beginning of the Industrial Revolution and as such deserves to be viewed with a sense of awe and admiration.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We spent a couple of hours in Ironbridge. The bridge itself is the main attraction, there are lots of museums around the area however we did not have the time to get around them. We will however definitely be returning to go around those also. The town is not huge but has some great little gift shops all worth a... More

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