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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

High St | Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7JP, England
+44 1952 433424
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Interesting visit

The day we arrived to view the bridge was the day after scaffolding was constructed to rescue the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Sydney, Australia
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Bridge is covered in scaffolding

Unfortunately the bridge itself has disappeared behind a mass of scaffolding and, we were told... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
John D
Welwyn, United Kingdom
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The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.
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High St | Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7JP, England
+44 1952 433424
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The day we arrived to view the bridge was the day after scaffolding was constructed to rescue the bridge. We were still able to view the bridge and get a good view of its impressive arch across the river. It is very difficult to park...More

Thank Glenyce54
Reviewed 6 days ago

Unfortunately the bridge itself has disappeared behind a mass of scaffolding and, we were told, will be like that for at least the next two years. After three months they are still putting up the scaffolding and judging by the painfully slow way the men...More

1  Thank John D
Reviewed 1 week ago

There is a little museum (couple of rooms) on opposite the town side of the bridge that are worth a look around to find out more about the history of the bridge and how much it used to cost to travel (even if you were...More

Thank WellingboroughFamily
Reviewed 1 week ago

Thought we would see this famous bridge as we were in the area. Unfortunately it was completely covered in scaffolding as it was undergoing maintenance. Maybe will give it a look if we're in the area again sometime

1  Thank Andy-fin-c
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge and toll house are free to visit. There is scaffolding which is a shame but walking around looking at the views was better than I expected. You get a real sense of history looking at the bridge and area. Well worth a visit....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 1 week ago

Would have been rude not to pop into this establishment...Very informative loved it..The history of this bridge is very interesting make's you feel proud to be English ..

Thank Mark L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge is a focal point of the town and built by Abraham Darby in 1781, walk underneath and see the detail of the bridge and how it was constructed of iron and the detail that is involved, it’s only pedestrian now but walk across...More

Thank EAN44
Reviewed 1 week ago

Just in Ironbridge for another reason, but needed as on many occasions, to walk over the bridge. It was a miserable day weather wise, but just stopped for a moment to enjoy the view from the bridge along the gorge. Unfortunately for the tourists, much...More

Thank Cecil H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Iron Bridge is clearly a significant piece of industrial heritage and very photogenic EXCEPT the current essential maintenance has shrouded the entire bridge in scaffolding (November 2017). Ironbridge town is quite nice and we will return when the work is finished for a photo...More

Thank Nigel R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I spent most of my adult life believing that the Iron Bridge had been designed by Thomas telford. Possibly because there's a place called Telford nearby. It was actually the work of Abraham Derby - as I've discovered from my visit. Perhaps they were worried...More

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12 April 2017|
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Response from jrdo5959 | Reviewed this property |
After you leave the M54 follow the BROWN signs to the museums and into Ironbridge. You pass the bridge on your left, travelling down hill. There is a large car park 200 metres past the bridge on your left. You can walk back... More
Fran J
19 July 2016|
Response from maisymeg | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can walk over the Iron bridge and there are 3 different walks of various lengths from there which are great to exercise the dog. Then you can take a dog into the Victorian Village free of charge. (around £18pperson... More

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