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Telford

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Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13mi east of Shrewsbury, and 30mi north west of Birmingham. With an estimated population (for the borough) of 170,300 in 2010 and around 155,000 in Telford itself, Telford is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom.It is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford, who engineered many road and rail projects in Shropshire. The town was put together in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town on previously industrial and agricultural land and smaller towns. Like other planned towns of the era, Telford was created from the merger of other, smaller settlements, most notably the towns of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley. Many of the New Town's newer inhabitants were originally from Birmingham or Wolverhampton.Telford Shopping Centre, a modern shopping mall, was constructed at the new town's geographical centre, along with an extensive Town Park. The M54 motorway was completed in 1983, improving the town's road links with the West Midlands conurbation.
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Popular things to do in Telford

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History Museum
Blists Hill Victorian Town Ironbridge
4.5
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom
4.3
Duration: 2 hours
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Bridge
The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse Ironbridge
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Zoo
Exotic Zoo
4.7
Duration: 2h 30 min

Side trips from Telford

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Theme Park
West Midland Safari Park Bewdley
4.0
Duration: 8 hours
Theme Park
Alton Towers Theme Park Alton
3.4
Duration: 8 hours
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Zipline
Zipline Blaenau Ffestiniog
4.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Garden
National Memorial Arboretum Alrewas
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Hidden gems in Telford

Park
Telford Town Park
4.6
Duration: 2 hours
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World heritage site
Ironbridge Gorge Museums Ironbridge
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Hiking Trail
The Wrekin
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Historic Site
Sunnycroft Wellington
4.6
Duration: 2 hours

Museums in Telford

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Specialty Museum
Jackfield Tile Museum
4.4
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Coalport China Museum Ironbridge
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
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History Museum
Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron Coalbrookdale
4.2
Duration: 2 hours
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Specialty Museum
Enginuity Ironbridge
3.7
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Telford

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Theme Park
Wonderland
3.0
Duration: 2 hours
Zoo
Lakeside Animal Park
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Farmers Market
Apley Farm Shop - Food Hall, Cafe, Playbarn Norton
3.8
Duration: 2h 30 min
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Zoo
Scotty's Donkeys and Animal Park Norton
3.9
Duration: 1h 30 min

Parks in Telford

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Park
Apley Woods
4.6
Duration: 30 minutes
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Park
Weston Park
3.6
Duration: 4 hours
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Park
Granville Country Park
3.8
Duration: 2 hours

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