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Ironbridge, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge, England
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Ranked #3 of 9 attractions in Ironbridge
Type: Bodies of Water
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Chicago
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115 reviews 115 reviews
72 attraction reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014 NEW

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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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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67 reviews 67 reviews
25 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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
27 helpful votes 27 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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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
25 helpful votes 25 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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4 attraction reviews
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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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Leicester, United Kingdom
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23 attraction reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

We walked over the bridge to the toll house museum, which was free, I actually enjoyed this museum more than the gorge museum down the river which we paid for. Recommend a visit if you are visiting the bridge. Very interesting.

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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014 via mobile

I have to admit to being very biased about Ironbridge, ever since my father showed me our special bridge in the 1950s. How different the place is now compared to then. Although I live quite close Ironbridge will always be special to me. The views both of the bridge and from it are spectacular. I also think the modern cooling... More

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Romford, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

If going here, dont forget your camera, the scenery and buildings are amazing.With all the museums the only problem here is there is never enough time to soak in this beautiful place. A little suggestion, if visiting the iron bridge, pop into the pork pie shop at the end, you wont be disappointed fantastic pies.

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