New Homes in Telford
New Homes in Telford
Make the Move
With a population of over 155,000, Telford is Shropshire’s largest town. Named after civil engineer Thomas Telford, the town is often referred to as ‘The Birthplace of Industrial Revolution’, thanks to its proximity to Ironbridge Gorge.
It is set in the English countryside with good transport links to major towns and cities including Birmingham and Wolverhampton.
Places of interest
Ironbridge Gorge - pivotal in the early manufacture of iron, porcelain and tiles - is close to Telford, with a total of ten museums including the Jackfield Tile Museum and Blists Hill Victorian Town. Other historical sites include the National Trust’s Benthall Hall, and the 12th century Buildwas Abbey, managed by English Heritage.
Telford has a strong sporting scene. AFC Telford United play football in the Conference North, and rugby league is represented by the Telford Raiders. The town also has its own American Football team, Shropshire Revolution, and the Shropshire Warriors are Telford’s basketball club. The town is also passionate about ice hockey, with the Telford Tigers playing English Premier League Ice Hockey and the Telford Titans playing in the National Ice Hockey League.
Telford Town Park has numerous cycle routes, mini golf, water play and heritage trails.
Telford has a number of excellent secondary education institutions. Thomas Telford School has one of the highest GCSE pass rates in England, while Adams’ Grammar School and Newport Girls’ High School Academy Trust are also rated Outstanding by Ofsted. Telford is also home to a satellite campus of the University of Wolverhampton.
Telford has good road connections, with the M54 providing a convenient link to the Midlands. The M6 is also close-by for journeys north and south. As for trains, Telford Central Station connects the town to neighbouring Shrewsbury and further afield to Aberystwyth, Holyhead and Birmingham.
A car journey to Birmingham takes just 35 minutes without traffic, via the M54 and M6. The equivalent train journey from Telford Central to Birmingham New Street takes 37 minutes.
Heading north, Manchester can be reached in one hour 40 minutes travelling north on the M6. Shrewsbury is 20 minutes west by car or train, and Telford Central offers good links to London Euston, with just one change at Birmingham New Street for a swift two hour 20 minute journey into the capital
Birmingham Airport is the nearest international airport, taking around 40 minutes to reach.