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“Third visit and counting”

Blists Hill Victorian Town
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Ironbridge
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This reconstructed Victorian mining town is one of the best of its kind in England.
Useful Information: Activities for young children, Activities for older children
Reviewed December 9, 2012

I love visiting this village. At this time of year when they have the Victorian Christmas there really is no where that makes me feel so Christmasy!! The houses and shops all ready for Christmas, the carol singers, children queuing to see Santa, the reindeers. Xmas bliss. We took friends with us this time and it was lovely to see them enjoy it for the first time! We even sat in on a school lesson and learnt our times tables and sang the 12 days of Christmas. If you have the chance to go then I would most highly recommend it and I'd suggest you take a look at and download the best Christmas song that has been made in many a long year and was filmed in Blist Hill - My favourite time of year by the Florin St Band - I defy you not to feel the Christmas glow

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Reviewed November 23, 2012

What an absolute gem of a place this is. All the shops are authentic, staffed by lovely chatty staff in original Victorian costume. There are demonstrations, a sweet shop, bakers and fish and chip shop that sell great food, a couple of coffee shops and a restaurant.

You truly feel, when passing through the doors into the town that you've been transported back in time. We visited on a week day in November, so we had the village almost to ourselves, but of course there aren't as many attractions etc open (the fairground etc) as this is seasonal.

It was one of the most fascinating, enjoyable days out, and all very close to the gorgeous village of Ironbridge itself, which is well worth a visit for the picturesque scenery and quaint shops.

Cannot recommend this place enough. So enjoyably educational too. Goodness me, some people had a hard life !!

4  Thank HawkerSiddley
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

Thoroughly enjoyed the Victorian Town, the people dressed in costume and telling life stories in Victorian times is brilliant and really brought the visit to life. One felt as though you had been transported back in time

2  Thank Julia H
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Reviewed November 22, 2012

I last visited Blist Hill 20 years or more ago, and the experience was excellent, the town, shops, industry was really like stepping back 150 years ago. The shopkeepers and workers were very friendly and spent time with you. By the way, lunch has to be the fish and chips!! perfect

2  Thank Peter G
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Our family had a fantastic day at Blists Hill. We changed pocket money at the bank and had fun working out how to pay for pennie buns, sweets etc.
All the staff were dressed in authentic costume, and were extremely knowledgeable, and made a point of including the children in everything.
My children are 5 and 9, and there really was something to interest both of them. We will deffinately be returning- I fact my son (9 year old) asked when we were returning even before we'd got half way round!

1  Thank rachyroo69
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