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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

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Address: High St | Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7JP, England
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+44 1952 433424
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The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the...

The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

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Nice tollhouse

The Iron Bridge Tollhouse was built to collect tolls from travellers using the Iron Bridge when it was built in 1779. The Toll master and his family lived in this house. The... read more

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Iron Bridge Tollhouse was built to collect tolls from travellers using the Iron Bridge when it was built in 1779. The Toll master and his family lived in this house. The Toll master had to collect tolls whatever time travellers used the bridge. Tolls stopped being collected in 1950. The Toll house is now a museum and has fascinating... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I like Bridges and find industrial history very interesting. However it is what it says on the tin, A Bridge! It is worth a visit but obviously don't come to Ironbridge just to see the Bridge. Scenery is excellent and the place itself is pleasant. That's about all I can say. If your not in to Bridges then leave it,... More 

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Thank Nicam B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A beautiful bit of engineering. I was staying at Ironbridge for a few days and learning about the history of the place is crazy. For such an unassuming place, so much has happened!! There is a picnic spot not far from the bridge that I walked to to sit and read. Nice and peaceful. Toll house was not open because... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Parking available but large car park further away from bridge than short stay. Car Parks near the Iron Bridge are small and on street parking is very limited. Attraction well worth seeing if you like bridges.

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Chippenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth a visit and I would recommend you combine with the museum of gorge which is 10 minutes walk away. In fact if you are visiting this area I'd start with the gorge museum as it helps explain why there was so much industry in this area.

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Datchet, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had more fun canoeing under the bridge 14 years ago than my trip yesterday. This was due to parking at a car park not even near the bridge costing £2.80p for up to three hours. Not bad if you are spending three hours at a bridge and a few shops. The car park nr the bridge is cheaper.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed sharing the history of this bridge with my kids. It deserves its world heritage site status

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Thank anu p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The first bridge-obviously made of iron-in the world! Definitely worth a visit as firstly-what an incredible piece of history & secondly-set in a surprisingly glorious part of the world...a decent amount of interesting pubs & quirky shops too. The toll house was free admission-run by a loquacious volunteer full of genuinely thought provoking information....the whole experience was a delight.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We pulled in at iron bridge on our way north. A lovely town and have to say was a busy little place even on a Sunday in Feb at 2 degrees. Parking at the bottom of the town is not a fortune (£3.40 I think for 3 hours) and better than fighting over a space on the roadside (as some... More 

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed nearby for a couple of nights in January. We visited Ironbridge on the Saturday, a chilly day but the area was busy with people looking about. Some interesting little shops around, and a lovely walk around. The bridge is a must see.. Have never seen a bridge like it. We will be returning soon to visit the museums,... More 

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