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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

Address: High St, Ironbridge, Telford, Telford and Wrekin, Telford TF8 7JP, England
Phone Number: 01952 433424
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Ranked #2 of 44 things to do in Telford
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The world’s first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
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Type: Bridges, Sights & Landmarks
Owner description: The world’s first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

There is an original sign up high on the wall of the toll house showing the cost of taking sheep etc over the bridge, well worth a read. The bridge is a fantastic piece of engineering. Well worth a trip over the bridge

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Shropshire, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Because we live not to far from IronBridge, its a really enjoyable day out no matter what the weather!. Its a lovely place to be in the summer, Has a family we tend to pack up a picnic, and enjoy a leisurely day out relaxing by the river seven..There are some lovely little shops here, and some great pubs too.can... More 

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Peterborough, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Spent a whole day at the Victorian village, thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were brilliant, we were lucky enough to go on a Monday when there weren't so many there except one coach and a couple of school trips so could ask lots of questions and have a good look round. Would recommend this trip to anyone of any age... More 

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East Grinstead
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98 reviews 98 reviews
44 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

This is for anyone who likes a simple visit just to see the engineering and the history of this bridge. You need to allow time to walk under the bridge and of course to walk over it.

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Lake Jackson, Texas
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

A co-worker, showing off his homeland, brought me here after work one day. (I was visiting form the US). I very much enjoyed the historical aspects as well as the view. Amazing what they were able to accomplish without the benefits of modern equipment.

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York UK
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

If you are interested in history and old Technology then the Ironbridge is for you.Built in 1779 I think it was the first cast iron bridge in the world.Follow this up by going to the Victorian Village where the whole iron smelting industry is explained.A good day out but pricey in my opinion.

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Wakefield, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
4 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It was a lovely sunny day when we visited the bridge and toll house having studied it many years ago in History lessons it was great at last to finally see the bridge and toll house. The toll house had lots of useful information on the bridge and area. It was well worth the visit, we will be back.

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

This was a little out of the way for us but well worth the extra effort. Free to cross the bridge and get the best views of the river and town, which has several attractions, including an indoor antiques market, a great pie shop and various attractive old buildings.

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Telford, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

As a resident of this area for a lot of Years, I can remember when the real residents of Iron bridge were real. They lived in fear of landslip and expected flooding. They couldn’t move as no-one would buy the houses due to the threats already mentioned. Then it became a World Heritage site. Property prices ballooned and all the... More 

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Telford, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Ironbridge has plenty to offer for all ages nice shops lots of places to eat and drink.There is the famous bridge to look at lovely walks by the river ,you can also take a boat ride along the river,There is the famous merrythought teddy bear factory also the museum to visit.

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