The 17 Very Best Things to Do in Ironbridge Gorge

The remarkable Iron Bridge spanning over the River Severn in Shropshire.

Things to Do in Ironbridge Gorge, Shropshire
The remarkable Iron Bridge spanning the River Severn in Ironbridge Gorge

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The first time I (Joel) visited Ironbridge Gorge was in 2010. I was 25 years old and had already done a bit of travelling, but it hadn’t occurred to me until now that before I visited Ironbridge Gorge, I hadn’t even heard of Ironbridge or the Iron Bridge.

How can that possibly be?! Ironbridge Gorge is one of only 30 or so UNESCO World Heritage Sites in the UK and is a self-proclaimed ‘birthplace of industry’ and ‘birthplace of the industrial revolution’. They are bold statements, but I expect there is a little truth in them, given the long and rich history of Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge. The Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1986 and covers a staggering 550 hectares of beautiful countryside on either side of the River Severn.

Ironbridge Gorge

Ironbridge Gorge is my favourite place in the whole of Shropshire, and Ironbridge is one of my favourite villages in the country. Much like Hay-on-Wye, it oozes character and individuality.

Ironbridge resonates with me and fulfils lots of my wants from a location. It’s visually stimulating, interesting to photograph, there are plenty of things to do, there’s independent retail and the very best bit about Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge – there’s an industrial past that’s still alive, albeit not as it once was.

My dad is an engineer, and I joined the Royal Navy as a Marine Engineering (Submarines), so I grew up and grew into engineering. Engineering and how stuff works have always been something that fascinates me. And Ironbridge itself contributed to the world we live in today. I find it remarkable how under the tourist radar Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge is. Similarly, despite its interest and beauty, Shropshire as a county sits a bit under the radar.

Ironbridge Gorge encompasses Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport from east to west. A bit further south, sitting atop the gorge, is Broseley, which we’ll talk about under the Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

If you are visiting Ironbridge or the Ironbridge Gorge, this post will help you plan your visit and if you’re looking for free things to do in Ironbridge Gorge, scroll to the bottom for a list of free things to do. And if you’re looking for other places to visit in Shropshire, read our post about Shrewsbury, Ludlow and Bridgnorth – three other fantastic towns to see in this beautiful county.

Where is Ironbridge?

Ironbridge sits in the Ironbridge Gorge, located south of Telford, Shropshire. If you aren’t great with geography and don’t know where Shropshire is, it’s in the Midlands, about 35 miles northwest of Birmingham, and it borders Wales.

The Best Things to Do in Ironbridge Gorge

1 | Walk over the World’s First Iron Bridge

Undoubtedly, this had to be first up on our list of things to do in Ironbridge Gorge. Can you believe the world’s first iron bridge was built and installed right here in the Ironbridge Gorge? Remarkable!

The Iron Bridge was built across the River Severn in 1779 and was the work of ironmaster Abraham Darby III. Three hundred eighty-four tonnes of iron were used to create this truly pioneering structure. The Iron Bridge marked a turning point in design and engineering that led to cast iron being widely used in constructing bridges, aqueducts and buildings. And that’s one of the reasons Ironbridge Gorge regards itself as the birthplace of the industrial revolution. Another is that Ironbridge Gorge is rich in minerals that were easily mined and were able to be transported due to the river running straight through the gorge.

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse forms part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, but you can get in the Tollhouse for free without a museum pass.

Once upon a time, the bridge would charge for everything and everyone that crossed it, but these days you don’t have to pay a penny, which is lucky because you won’t figure out how much you owe according to the toll information from 1776 which is in pounds, shillings and pence! Until 1950 everyone, including the Queen, had to pay a toll to cross Iron Bridge.

Iron Bridge is owned and maintained by English Heritage these days, which is a good job because it was under threat in the 1960s when there was talk of selling it for scrap!

Address: Ironbridge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7JP

Website: english-heritage.org.uk/visit/places/iron-bridge/

Walk over the Iron Bridge in Ironbridge Gorge.

View is looking towards Ironbridge.
Walk over the Iron Bridge in Ironbridge Gorge

2 | Visit a Victorian Village

Although Blists Hill Victorian Town forms part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, it has its own place on this list of things to do in Ironbridge Gorge because it’s the headline act of the museums. Blists Hill is very much like the Black Country Living Museum and Beamish if you’ve ever visited them, but Blists Hill has its very own charm.

This charm makes it one of the most attractive museums I have ever visited. You can learn all about life in the Victorian times, from how squatters occupied land, how bone china was made, how people treated their minor ailments in the chemist and how they even had their teeth extracted. You can get your hands on some traditional Victorian sweets or fish and chips and even watch a blacksmith hammer away on his anvil. There are so many things to do in Blists Hill that you’ll be occupied for a few hours.

Undoubtedly, Blists Hill is a great place to take the kids, but I have no doubt you will get lost in the wonderful world of the Victorian era no matter what age you are.

The most remarkable thing about Blists Hill Victorian Village is that it’s largely original. With great care, the buildings around Blists Hill were moved, brick by brick, to the location they are in today, and you can find out about their previous lives by speaking to their inhabitants. The buildings that aren’t original, such as the bank, are replicas of buildings from the local area.

But to really bring Blists Hill to life, I recommend you engage with the people who work there. You will learn all sorts about Victorian life and enjoy your visit even more. If you’re in London, check out Phantom Peak. It reminded me a little of Blist Hill.

Click HERE to buy your tickets to Blists Hill and the other Ironbridge Gorge Museums.

Address: Blists Hill Victorian Village, Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/

Did you know?

  • It’s regarded that traditional British fish and chips are to be cooked in beef dripping.
  • Blists Hill is dog friendly, so you can bring your pooch along! Add it to your list of things to do in Ironbridge with dogs.

3 | Visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Look no further than the Ironbridge Gorge Museums for things to do in Ironbridge. We’ve already mentioned Blists Hill Victorian Town, but the Ironbridge Gorge Museums consists of 10 museums and attractions listed below. Scroll down for the opening times of each museum.

Blists Hill

Address: Blists Hill Victorian Village, Legges Way, Telford TF7 5UD

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/blists-hill-victorian-town/

Enginuity

Enginuity is a child-centric museum with plenty of science, design and technology exhibits for kids (and adults) to get interactive with.

Address: Enginuity, 10 Wellington Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DX

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/enginuity/

Jackfield Tile Museum

Surprisingly, the Jackfield Tile Museum is pretty good. I didn’t expect much, but it’s an interesting place. It was once at the very heart of British tile production, and the museum celebrates precisely that. Interestingly, they have recreated scenes like a pub, tube station and a church. I have no doubt it will be a nostalgic visit for some of you!

Address: Jackfield Tile Museum, Salthouse Rd, Telford TF8 7LJ

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/jackfield-tile-museum/

Coalport China Museum

Coalport China Museum has nothing to do with China and everything to do with china ceramics, crockery and tableware. Coalport China Museum is a small but interesting museum with a curiously-shaped bottle kiln that you can walk inside to see how they fired the china. You can also get your eyes on some china made for Queen Victoria and see the Northumberland Vase, the biggest item ever made at Coalport.

Address: Coalport China Museum, High St, Telford TF8 7HT

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalport-china-museum/

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron

Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron sits next to Enginuity and The Furnace Kitchen, so you can kill a few birds with one stone while visiting here. The Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron presents the inspiring relationship between Britain and iron and how it has led to the world we live in today.

Address: Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Coach Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DQ

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/coalbrookdale-museum-of-iron/

Museum of the Gorge

Address: Museum of the Gorge, The Wharfage, Telford TF8 7NH

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/museum-of-the-gorge/

Darby Houses

The Darby Houses are the former homes of the Darby family, of which Abraham Darby III was the ironmaster behind the Iron Bridge. You can go back to the 1700s to get an insight into the industrialist’s life.

Address: Darby Houses, 30 Darby Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7EW

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/darby-houses/

Tar Tunnel

The Tar Tunnel was once a natural spring for bitumen that miners discovered as they dug a canal tunnel to connect the canal by the River Severn to the mines below the Blists Hill Area. The Tar Tunnel is now only accessible in summer via guided tour as part of the Coalport China Museum site tour.

Address: Tar Tunnel, High St, Telford TF8 7HT

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/tar-tunnel/

The Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

Address: The Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7JP

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/the-iron-bridge-tollhouse/

Broseley Pipeworks

Broseley was at the heart of clay tobacco pipe manufacturing, and the museum now preserves the history of an industry long since passed. Broseley Pipeworks was abandoned in 1957, and the only way to get back in is via guided tour only on Saturdays during the summer. While in Broseley, look for the building that looks like the bank from Blists Hill – a replica of the old bank from Broseley!

Address: Broseley Pipeworks, Duke St, Broseley TF12 5LX

Website: ironbridge.org.uk/explore/broseley-pipeworks/

Ironbridge Gorge Museums Opening Times

Early Spring Opening Times: 22nd Jan – 4th Apr 2022

Blists Hill Victorian TownWednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
EnginuityWednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Jackfield Tile MuseumWednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Coalport China MuseumWednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Coalbrookdale Museum of IronWednesday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Museum of the GorgeMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Darby HousesClosed
Tar TunnelClosed
The Iron Bridge & TollhouseMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 4 pm
Broseley PipeworksClosed

Summer Opening Times: 4th Apr – 9th Oct 2022

Blists Hill Victorian TownMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
EnginuityMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Jackfield Tile MuseumMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Coalport China MuseumMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Coalbrookdale Museum of IronMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Museum of the GorgeMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Darby HousesClosed
Tar TunnelClosed
The Iron Bridge & TollhouseMonday to Sunday, 10 am – 5 pm
Broseley PipeworksClosed

Did you know?

For the best value for money, buy a season ticket to access the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. It will give you access to all the attractions for a whole year. Even if you visit each museum only once, it’s cheaper than buying individual tickets.

You can find out more about the Ironbridge Gorge Museums HERE. For up-to-date prices and to buy your tickets, click HERE.

Events, Workshops & Activities

There are loads of events, workshops and activities throughout the year at the Ironbridge Gorge Museums. Click HERE to find out what’s happening and see if anything interests you.

4 | Get on the River Severn

Ironbridge Gorge isn’t renowned for the river that passes through it but for the bridge that crosses over it. However, if you want an alternative view of Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge, I recommend you get on the water. If you don’t have your own canoe, kayak or stand-up paddleboard, you can hire one from Shropshire Raft Tours to get on the water and see this iconic location from a different perspective.

I have kayaked from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth, passing under the iconic Iron Bridge. Despite the river’s flow, it’s a gruelling 9.5-mile paddle where you’ll pass through some rapids a mile or two south of Ironbridge, so be prepared to get a bit wet! If you’re not confident in a kayak, that part of the river is probably best avoided.

You can get on the river north of Ironbridge and get out at the slip in Severn Park, Bridgnorth. There’s a car park where you can get picked up, but be aware that there is a height restriction. You don’t want to hit the kayaks on top of your roof…might be a bit awkward (yes, I should know!).

Address: Ironbridge, Shropshire, TF8 7NH

Website: shropshirerafttours.co.uk/

People in a canoe near the Iron Bridge, Ironbridge, Shropshire.

Things to Do in Ironbridge Gorge.
Things to Do in Ironbridge Gorge

Did you know?

The River Severn is the longest river in Great Britain at 220 miles long (354 kilometres for you metric lot!)? It runs from the dramatic mountains of north Wales, through the beautiful countryside of Shropshire and Worcestershire, before finally spilling out into the Bristol Channel via the Severn estuary.

5 | Enjoy a Good Old Pint

Ironbridge Gorge has its fair share of pubs! If you’ve got kids, take them to The Half Moon Inn. There’s a little beach where you can play in the water, and if you’re eating outside, you may even get a visit from the ducks. Be careful, though; they will want your food!

We have visited a lot of the pubs in and around the Ironbridge Gorge area, and you are undoubtedly spoilt for choice. You can visit Ironbridge’s first micropub, The Coracle, or head for some food at a gastropub or any kind of pub in between! We recommend The Coracle, The Swan, The Half Moon Inn, The Boat Inn and the Black Swan (which has a lovely beer garden overlooking the River Severn). You’ll also be able to get a pint of Shropshire brewed Hobsons ale at the Black Swan. If you have dogs, The Coracle is also a dog-friendly establishment and, therefore, one of the things to do in Ironbridge with dogs!

  • The Swan Taphouse, 21 Wharfage, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7NH
  • The Coracle, 27 High St, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7AD
  • The Half Moon Inn, 174 Salthouse Rd, Telford TF8 7LP
  • The Boat Inn, Ferry Rd, Jackfield, Telford TF8 7LS
  • Black Swan, Lloyds Head, Jackfield, Telford TF8 7LZ

6 | Dine Vegan Style, Ecologically

The Green Wood Café is a hidden gem in Ironbridge Gorge and somewhere you might never find unless you know it’s there! It’s located right next to the New Coracle Shed, too! Scroll down for more information on the Old & New Coracle Sheds.

With the environment and inclusivity in mind, the Green Wood Café offers vegetarian and vegan food and drink and a load of low-gluten options. But even if you’re not a veggie or vegan, don’t let that put you off a visit. The café is beautifully designed – cosy yet cool, and they also offer merchandise and coffee for you to buy, including Coffee With Soul coffee beans which are their house beans.

Address: Green Wood Centre, Station Rd, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7DR

Website: thegreenwoodcoffeelodge.com

7 | Feed the Ducks (and Swans!)

Ironbridge Gorge is a family-friendly location to visit with plenty of things to do to keep the kids entertained, but if you’re looking for something outdoor and free, this is for you. Head down to the Ironbridge Tourist Information Centre (address below!) and walk around the back to the river edge; you will often find the ducks.

If you’re going to feed the ducks, below is a list of recommended things to feed them, as directed by the Canal and River Trust. The Canal and River Trust also recommend you avoid feeding ducks bread. It lacks nutrition, apparently! For more information on feeding the ducks, click HERE.

  • Sweetcorn
  • Lettuce
  • Peas
  • Oats
  • Seeds
  • Rice

Address: 32 Wharfage, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7NH

8 | Drink Ironbridge’s Best Coffee in a Design Hub

Ironbridge’s best coffee happens to be sold in my favourite shop in Ironbridge, The Bolthole. The Bolthole is a design hub created by an interior designer and textile designer who created a brilliant space to sell a beautiful array of fabrics, furniture and handmade homewares created by 60 local makers.

Cal, one of the designers who contributes to The Bolthole, pictured at the till.

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The lovely Cal, pictured at The Bolthole. Cal is an Illustrator, author and maker who contributes to the wonderful world of The Bolthole.

Inside The Bolthole is their cafe, selling a range of delicious cakes and locally roasted coffee. Iron & Fire, a speciality artisanal coffee roastery based in Shrewsbury, produce the coffee. The coffee used in the cafe is Columbian Jazz, with hints of chocolate, caramel and cherry. You’ll also be glad to know it’s ethically sourced from the Huila region of Colombia.

During one of my many visits to The Bolthole, I had the pleasure of photographing Cal, one of the makers who contributed to The Bolthole’s wonderful array of products with her fascinating illustrations. You can see more of her work HERE, and you may be fortunate enough to see her work around Ironbridge on a shop front or two!

Address: The Bolthole, 4 The, Wharfage, Ironbridge TF8 7AW

Website: thebolthole.store/

Some of the offerings of The Bolthole, including tableware.

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Some of the offerings of The Bolthole

Other notable cafes include The Furnace Kitchen at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron. The design is industrial, as you’d expect and worth a visit while you’re at the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron.

9 | Scoff Some Traditional Fish and Chips

Fish and chips are one of my favourite foods, and there are two places in Ironbridge Gorge where I recommend you get fish and chips. One of those places is Blists Hill. You will not be disappointed (unless you don’t like traditionally cooked fish and chips, of course!). And the other is The Ironbridge Fish & Chips. The fish and chips are delicious, and the shop is located just a few metres from the Iron Bridge. So, you can get your fish and chips, head to the benches perched just down the hill, and sit and admire the Iron Bridge while you get your fill of one of Britain’s favourite dishes.

Address: The Ironbridge Fish & Chips, 32 High St, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7AD

10 | Eat a Pork Pie

If you are a pork pie lover, this is not to be missed! Eley’s have been making pork pies to the same secret family recipe for over 50 years. Each one is traditionally handmade using the age-old method of hand raising, where each pork pie case is hand raised around a traditional wooden dolly before it is filled with meat. Their cheese and onion pasties are also worth a try. Yum!

Fun fact: look for the wall art in Jesse’s Fold, Blists Hill (where the stables are set back from the road). The wall art was advertising for Eley’s Pork Pies that were once sold in the butcher’s shop. The artwork now says ‘Charles Jesse…’ but I suspect that is to avoid copyright infringement!

Address: Eley’s Pork Pies, 13 Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7AL

Website: eleysporkpies.co.uk/

11 | Run the Ironbridge Half Marathon

Last up on our list of things to do in Ironbridge Gorge is to run the Ironbridge Half Marathon. An unusual entry on a list of things to do but one that might appeal to the fitties among you. The Telford Harriers organise the Ironbridge Half Marathon. The 13.1-mile route takes in the historical sights in and around Ironbridge Gorge, Ironbridge, Coalport and Telford Town Park. During the run, you’ll see iconic landmarks of Ironbridge Gorge, including the Coalport Bridge, the Iron Bridge and Coalbrookdale viaduct, with a start and finish in the award-winning Telford Town Park.

For more information on the Ironbridge Half Marathon, click HERE.

That concludes our list of things to do in Ironbridge Gorge but if you’re looking for some free things, keep scrolling!

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Are There Any Free Things to Do in Ironbridge?

There isn’t a huge amount to do in Ironbridge and the Ironbridge Gorge that will cost you absolutely nothing, but here are a few ideas to get you going.

12 | Iron Bridge & Tollhouse

You can visit the Iron Bridge and Tollhouse for free! Operated by English Heritage, you will often find a staff member on the Iron Bridge, ready and willing to tell you about the rich history of the world’s first iron bridge.

13 | Go for a Walk

Walking is free and something we encourage in all the locations we recommend. Ironbridge Gorge is a reasonably big location that might be difficult to walk to and from all the places we have mentioned. Still, we recommend walking from Bedlam Furnaces to the Iron Bridge, down to Dale End Car Park, to The Furnace Kitchen and back. You’ll see a good spread of Ironbridge Gorge on this route. And if you have a dog, add this to your list of things to do in Ironbridge with dogs.

For more information on walks and to see some of the walking leaflets, click HERE.

14 | Visit an Antiques Centre

Antique centres don’t qualify as a tourist attraction, nor would they be free if you bought anything, but it’s on this list because there is something satisfying about a stroll around them without spending a penny, don’t you think? Maybe it’s the nostalgia and connection to the past, the monetary value, or simply admiring the beauty of old and ornate stuff. But whatever attracts us to these treasure troves, we’re sure you’ll enjoy Ironbridge Antiques, Arts & Crafts Centre. Following our route above, you’ll also walk past Bygone Antiques on Tontine Hill, right next to the Iron Bridge.

Address: Ironbridge Antiques, Arts & Crafts, Merrythought Village, Dale End, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7NJ

Website: ironbridge-aac.co.uk/

15 | Go For a Bike Ride

I have cycled to Ironbridge many times. It’s a lovely ride from where we lived, but it’s certainly not relaxing! As you can imagine, you have to cycle down into a deep gorge and back out again! For a more enjoyable ride, follow The Mercian Way. The Mercian Way will take you from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth and back along an old railway line. Pick up the route at Ironbridge Central car park and head downriver. If you haven’t visited Bridgnorth before, it’s another beautiful Shropshire town worth a visit.

If you’re familiar with the National Cycle Network, The Mercian Way operates on Route 45, and the route from Ironbridge to Bridgnorth is approximately 10 miles one-way. For more information, click HERE. Note: the route is not suitable for road bikes! For most of the way, you’ll be on an old train line with a lot of the old ballast, so it’s a little rough.

16 | Visit Bedlam Furnaces

You can park at the Bedlam Furnaces for free, and while you’re there, you can have a little look at them. There isn’t much to see, but they are one of 36 historic assets under the care of Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust and are regarded as one of the most important industrial monuments in the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Built between 1756 and 1757, the Bedlam Furnaces are the remains of a coke-fired blast furnace and were one of the first furnaces in the country to be explicitly made for coke smelting.

17 | The New (and Old) Coracle Shed

The New Coracle Shed is next to The Green Wood Cafe we mentioned above and is a free museum about the coracle men and Ironbridge Coracle tradition. If you didn’t know, a coracle is a small one-person boat made of wood with a waterproof coating, originally made of animal skin. They were used over 2000 years ago in the UK, but you might still find them floating around today. There’s even the annual Ironbridge Regatta organised by Ironbridge Coracle Trust, where you can see plenty of coracles on the water.

The Old Coracle Shed is next to the River Severn, and you could walk straight past it without even noticing it. Walking under the Iron Bridge, heading downriver, you will find a little wooden shed on your right-hand side, 50 metres or so from the Iron Bridge.

Useful Information

Parking

If you are looking for free parking in Ironbridge, there is free parking at Bedlam Furnaces. If you choose to park here, you will have a short walk to the Iron Bridge, which is 0.4 miles away.

Each Ironbridge Gorge Museum has parking on-site or very nearby. Each car park uses Automatic Number Plate Recognition where you can pay for parking upon returning to your vehicle. Parking at these car parks costs £1 per hour, up to a maximum of £5. They also allow a 30-minute window for pick-up and drop-off.

Other car parks around Ironbridge:

Waterloo Street Car Park, Waterloo St, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7HG

Ironbridge Central Car Park, 5 Ladywood, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7JR

Station Yard Car Park, Ladywood, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7JP

The Square, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7AQ

Wharfage Car Park, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7NH

Dale End Car Park, Wharfage, Ironbridge, Coalbrookdale, Telford TF8 7NJ

Park and Ride

Operated by Telford & Wrekin Council, the Ironbridge park and ride offers free parking for 100 cars and costs £1 per adult (children are free) to ride.

For more information on Ironbridge Gorge Park & Ride, click HERE.

Public Toilets

There are two sets of public toilets in Ironbridge. Their locations are below.

The Square Public Toilets, 7-8 The Square, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7AQ

Wharfage Car Park Toilets, Ironbridge, Telford TF8 7NH

FAQs

When is the best time to visit Ironbridge?

The best time to visit Ironbridge Gorge is spring, summer or autumn. That’s not to say you should avoid it in winter because that’s not the case, but Ironbridge comes alive once the UK starts to warm up a bit. Ironbridge Gorge looks prettier when the trees are green, and the flowers are in bloom, but loads more things are going on like fetes, activities and events. The River Severn also tends to get a little bit high in winter after heavy rainfall, which might ruin your trip a little if the flood defences are on guard. Despite the time you choose to visit Ironbridge Gorge, I’m confident you’ll enjoy the place.

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5 thoughts on “The 17 Very Best Things to Do in Ironbridge Gorge

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  2. Karen Noone

    I loved this as bridge north is about an hour away from where I lived. I have been to all the places above wonderful memories.

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    1. thebumpercrew Post author

      Ah, we’re so glad to hear ☺️ And we love Bridgnorth too! It’s a wonderful town with lots of character. Shropshire is full of interesting places!

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