Cheap Hotels in Ironbridge
This traditional country pub is just 1 mile from Ironbridge, in the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site, and 20 minutes' drive from Telford centre. The Water Rat Ironbridge offers en suite rooms in a Georgian house next to the inn building. The rooms are all spacious, light and well-appointed with en suite showers and baths. The The Water Rat Ironbridge is known locally for its Steakhouse menu, which uses only high-quality locally sourced produce.
Looking out over the River Severn in the centre of Ironbridge, The White Hart Inn offers well-appointed en suite rooms and a bar and restaurant. This Shropshire inn has a front terrace overlooking the river and offers free Wi-Fi. Each room has a flat-screen TV, wardrobe, iron and tea and coffee facilities. All have an en suite bathroom with a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries. Breakfast is served, along with meals in the pub throughout the day. Vegetarians and special dietary requirements can be catered for. Ironbridge has a range of attractions, including children’s science museum Enginuity, less than 20 minutes’ walk away, and the Blists Hill Victorian Village around 6 minutes’ drive from The White Hart. Telford is just over 10 minutes’ drive away, and you can reach Wolverhampton in around half an hour.
Hotels in Ironbridge
A remarkably beautiful place to stay in the heart of Shropshire, Ironbridge Hotels offer access to the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge, including the winding River Severn and the pioneering Iron Bridge itself.
The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution
Locals claim that the area surrounding Ironbridge is the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. This is due to the fact that, in 1709 in the village of Coalbrookedale, Abraham Darby discovered a way to cheaply produce iron with a technique of smelting iron with coke. The technique would be later taken up in cities across the country, pushing Britain into the industrial age. A symbol of this industrial heritage is the famous Iron Bridge from which the area gets its name – built in 1777, the bridge was the first arch bridge in the world to be made of cast iron.
While the thought of industrialism might conjure up images of black smoke and churning machines, the area of Ironbridge is anything but polluted. One of the best ways to take in the picturesque countryside of Ironbridge Gorge is by walking along the South Telford Heritage Trail. Around 12 miles in length, the trail takes in 49 different heritage sites, including canals, railways, mines and ironworks. It's a great way to learn about the area's industrial past while enjoying the beautiful Shropshire countryside.
Once you've wandered through the real world historical sites, delve even further into the area's Victorian history with a trip to Blists Hill Victorian Town. Great fun for both kids and adults, this museum features a fully recreated Victorian street with all the sights, sounds and smells of the era. Exchange your money into pounds, shillings and pence, try traditionally cooked fish and chips, dress up Victorian clothes and have fun in the Victorian fairground during the summer months. Also make sure you pay a visit to the Tar Tunnel, an eerie underground tunnel where miners in 1787 came across a spring of natural bitumen.
If you fancy travelling a little further afield, a short drive to the west will take you to Shrewsbury where you'll find a range of historical attractions such as Shrewsbury Cathedral and Shrewsbury Abbey. If you're looking for a modern city full of shops, restaurants and theatres, drive east and within minutes you'll be in Wolverhampton.
Frequently asked questions about Hotels in Ironbridge
Which hotels are the most popular ones to stay at in Ironbridge?White Hart Inn, The Tontine and The Water Rat Ironbridge are some of the popular hotels in Ironbridge.
What is the cheapest price for a hotel in Ironbridge?The cheapest price for a double room in Ironbridge is £69, offered by The Tontine.
What are the best hotels in Ironbridge near the center?The best hotels near the center of Ironbridge are The Tontine, White Hart Inn and Best Western Valley Hotel.
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