Ironbridge is a village on the River Severn, at the heart of the Ironbridge Gorge, in Shropshire.
Ironbridge is often regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge itself was built over the River Severn at Coalbrookdale in 1779.
The area is steeped in history and the numerous museums provide insight into the lives of the people living in both an vital industrial link in such a rural setting.
Sitting on the banks of the River Severn, the steep sided Ironbridge Gorge is a delightful setting. The compact nature of the area makes it an easy attraction to not only enjoy the scenery and history, but to relax and dine out at the end of a packed day. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and bistros from which to choose. On a warm sunny day you can dine al-fresco or relax with a pint of Shropshire Gold Ale and watch the Severn flow by with all its grandeur.
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