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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

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Address: High St | Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7JP, England
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The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the...

The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

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Amazing engineering

Worth a visit and I would recommend you combine with the museum of gorge which is 10 minutes walk away. In fact if you are visiting this area I'd start with the gorge museum as it... read more

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Chippenham
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Worth a visit and I would recommend you combine with the museum of gorge which is 10 minutes walk away. In fact if you are visiting this area I'd start with the gorge museum as it helps explain why there was so much industry in this area.

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Sevenoaks, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Really enjoyed sharing the history of this bridge with my kids. It deserves its world heritage site status

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Thank anu p
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The first bridge-obviously made of iron-in the world! Definitely worth a visit as firstly-what an incredible piece of history & secondly-set in a surprisingly glorious part of the world...a decent amount of interesting pubs & quirky shops too. The toll house was free admission-run by a loquacious volunteer full of genuinely thought provoking information....the whole experience was a delight.

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welling
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We pulled in at iron bridge on our way north. A lovely town and have to say was a busy little place even on a Sunday in Feb at 2 degrees. Parking at the bottom of the town is not a fortune (£3.40 I think for 3 hours) and better than fighting over a space on the roadside (as some... More 

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Aveley, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed nearby for a couple of nights in January. We visited Ironbridge on the Saturday, a chilly day but the area was busy with people looking about. Some interesting little shops around, and a lovely walk around. The bridge is a must see.. Have never seen a bridge like it. We will be returning soon to visit the museums,... More 

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Thank Rebecca G
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Just on the bridge, very unusual to find a little history free to visit. Small but informative. Bit cramped with people shuffling to read the info, but well worth the visit and patience.

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Worcester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The weather improved slightly for the end of our weekend away and decided to revisit ironbridge on the way home. I have to say that the parking is not the best here with several short stays but a way out of the centre. We did follow signs for the long stay but again a way out. Luckily managed to park... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful views over looking the river Severn. Sunrise and sunset in view stunning. Lovely walks. Quaint little gift shops and tea/coffee rooms surrounding

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Wisbech, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The World's first Iron Bridge built in 1779 stands today as a masterpiece of British engineering. Spanning the river, the bridge is a memorial to the dedicated souls who followed Mr Darby and his new-fangled ideas and methods. It is truly a piece of British history.

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Felixstowe, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge was built by Abraham Darby III based on a design by local architect Thomas Farnolls Pritchard, to join the towns of Coalbrookdale and Broseley across the River Severn. At least 10 museums to visit so plenty to do.

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