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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

High St, Ironbridge, Telford, Telford and Wrekin, Telford TF8 7JP, England
01952 433424
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Ranked #2 of 27 Attractions in Telford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges
Description: The world’s first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
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The Real Great White North
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

For the bridge lover, the historian, the engineer, and the admirer of "firsts," this bridge is a lodestone. When you learn its story and the context in which it was built you begin to understand why. I just want to add one thing: originally its deck was flat and horizontal; now it's humped. The reason is that the pressure from... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

For all you engineers out there (professional or amateur).This WORLD HERITAGE SITE just might be the best thing you will ever see.Built when Captain Cook was sailing into Botany Bay (discovering Australia 1770).No nuts and bolts,welding wasn't invented yet!! Some of the joints appear to be dovetail and halving .. (carpentry joints) It's absolutely amazing.Not far south of Chester,or south... More

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
7 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I can't say much about Iron bridge that is not already out there on the internet. However the toll house museum located next to the bridge is worth visiting and it is free. Parking is cheapest on the side of the river away from the town i.e. on the same side as the toll house. The back streets although quite... More

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Maldon, England, United Kingdom
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51 reviews 51 reviews
23 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

What a beautiful place. Did not know it existed, a must if you are visiting near Telford. Lovely river walk, tea shops and museums not to mention the bridge.

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Cambridge
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

An engineering masterpiece set in the heart of Ironbridge. Pleasant walks, shops, cafes, restaurants and car parking all close by.

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Ironbridge Gorge, United Kingdom
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139 reviews 139 reviews
11 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

This is SO well worth visiting!!! The Bridge itself is an amazing structure and looking at it makes you wonder at the engineering expertise we have in the UK. The little Toll House is a "Must Visit" as it tells so much history and is manned totally by experienced volunteers... We must have been at least a dozen times this... More

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Telford, England, United Kingdom
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4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Put your boots on you will need them, a fantastic day out lots of pubs and cafes, fantastic walks , try going over the iron bridge to toll house and turn right you can walk along the old railway line, to the power station then try going up the steps to the top of the hill breath taking.

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Hua Hin Thailand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 attraction reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The small shops in the area of the bridge were great, good variety. Overall a good day out, although parking was a bit of a problem.

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Well, what can I tell you,,,,it`s a bridge. It is a testament to Great British innovation and engineering I will grant you, but a place to keep the kids occupied, it is deffinetly not. This is the place you come to get a feel for your subject if your studying history, but although the toll house is quite interesting, I... More

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Newport, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Lovely setting, sometimes difficult to find a parking space near the Bridge but worth finding a car park and walking to it. Always interesting whatevery time of year you visit and Ironbridge inself has nice small restaurants and cafes and shops. Home of the teddybears is worth a visit.

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