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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

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High St Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7JP England
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Fozzyozzy wrote a review Nov 11
13 contributions4 helpful votes
We started at the Woodbridge Inn and walked along the river to Ironbridge and back on the opposite side. Ironbridge is cute and good for photos. Darby’s do a great Hot Chocolate 😋
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Ian C wrote a review Nov 9
London, United Kingdom23,928 contributions1,216 helpful votes
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This is where the industrial revolution started, so if you are in the area you must visit it. If you are driving, there is a large car park on one side and the town itself is also worth exploring for its shops, cafes and restaurants. The Iron Bridge over the River Severn, opened in 1781, was the first major cast-iron bridge in the world and is a celebration of the Industrial Revolution in Britain. Designed and built in cast iron by Abraham Darby III from his Derby ironworks, the tall height of the bridge allowed boats to pass underneath. For most of its life it was a toll-bridge, and, as such was a successful long term investment for the original funders, though Abraham Darby himself never reaped the financial dividends from his investment. Today, vehicles cross the river across a new bridge, and the Iron Bridge is popular as a pedestrian crossing - you should view the bridge from both sides, particularly from lower down on the town side to appreciate it and the toll house, and what a major achievement it was in its day.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Warren Whyte wrote a review Oct 2020
Buckingham, United Kingdom153 contributions39 helpful votes
Visited towards the end of the day and had the bridge nearly to myself. Parked on the north side and direct access to the lower levels to see the river and the bridge structure up close. An impressive monument to the industrial revolution. Free to visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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JaneMLondon wrote a review Oct 2020
London100 contributions66 helpful votes
Amazing piece of engineering. Free to visit and walk across. Toll House is open for the shop, but currently shut to visit.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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smithawk wrote a review Oct 2020
London, United Kingdom245 contributions78 helpful votes
Its nice to see some traditional unspoilt history. We just stopped by as we were in the area; As its midweek October we parked easily by the museum down the road and walked up to the bridge. Its well maintained and good for a photo opportunity. The drive in and out of the gorge is quite quaint but Iron Bridge is very small with only a handful of shops and cafes. A number of places were also closed down, I'm not sure if this was because of Covid or the economy in general. The pavements are small but the road has been narrowed to allow more pedestrian space to socially distance.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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