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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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Shifnal, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The river Severn is Britain’s longest river and it is easy to see why. From the first droplets high in the welsh mountains she has a beauty. She starts off at Plynlimon on the top of a boggy hill and quickly gathers more droplets before she becomes a stream. That stream continues its path down the hill and quickly forms... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

Ironbridge is a fascinating and unique place, which is why it is a World Heritage Site. There are 10 museums in the area, and the bridge and associated tollhouse (very restricted opening hours) counts as one of them. It has been attracting tourists since it was built in 1779, and you only need about 30 mins to see the bridge... More

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Mirfield, United Kingdom
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3 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

I've seen the River Severn from many spots and it can be an incredible sight. In fact it can be quite frightening because of the speed that it flows at in many places, so I'd always recommend viewing from a safe distance and safe vantage point. There some beautiful towns and villages along the Severn, so it's well worth spending... More

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Swadlincote, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2013

The town is nice, not large, few lovely shops, but the main thing of course is the iron bridge that has given the town it's name. It's not big but if you see the bridge is made of iron and 300+ years old you just have to be impressed. The toll house has a little museum with the story of... More

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2013

Was very impressed with Ironbridge, the town is set on the side of a hill, with the famous Iron Bridge at its base crossing the river. There is a small museum in the old toll house giving you the history of the bridge. We used the car park on the opposite side to the main town, £1.20 for 2 hours... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

Built in 1779 across the River Severn known as the "Birthplace of the Industrial Revolution" the bridge which charged a toll when it first opened in 1791. The original Tollhouse remains exhibiting the secrets behind the bridge. The views of the river are wonderful, the shops in Ironbridge selling a variety of goodies are well worth a visit. A good... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

My review is for the main attraction being a BRIDGE, and not the surrounding area which is very quaint and pretty. (With lots to do). So it's a bridge. A significant one in that it was seemingly the first iron bridge in Great Britain. But non the less it is just a bridge and not a very big one. Would... More

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Downham Market, United Kingdom
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

A very tranquil stretch of water with places of interest along it. Some stretches are not available to walk along.

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