Telford is an ever evolving and
developing town in the West Midlands which continues to make its mark as a
place of innovation, invention and technology harking back to its industrial
heritage and significant history.
Telford has drive, ambition and energy
- it is a great place to live, work in or to visit.
Named after the famous civil engineer
Thomas Telford, Telford is often called the “birthplace of industry” due to
places in the borough such as the Ironbridge Gorge that are internationally
recognised for their key role in the industrial revolution. Ironbridge Gorge is
also a scenic tourist destination and part of UNESCO
World Heritage Site.
In telling the story of over 50 years of Telford there is more about Telford to discover,
in addition to its extensive history and heritage. Find out about our special
places, green spaces, lovely people and exciting events by visiting Discover
But what is it that really makes Telford
special nowadays? Make sure you visit
now section. There
are some amazing facts there that you might not have known about!