Tourism

30 Jun 2020
The countdown is on to the reopening of the region’s biggest tourist attractions – and it’s already shaping up to be a massive success. The first of the world-famous Ironbridge Gorge Museums will throw open their doors for the first time in more than three months on Saturday after getting the green light to safely reopen from the Government. Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalbrookdale Museum of...
25 Jun 2020
The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust is set to benefit from a pioneering land deal which sees profits from land sold for development in Telford re-invested into key projects across the Marches. The Trust has warned that the compounding effects of both flooding and coronavirus has dealt a financial blow to the museum which has 10 sites in the Gorge and attracts hundreds of thousands of tourists every...
23 Jun 2020
Tickets for the Ironbridge Gorge museums today (TUES JUNE 23) went on sale for the first time since the start of the coronavirus lockdown. The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust says it is making the tickets available in anticipation of being able to open from July 4 to visitors who are looking to enjoy their summer days out at the world-famous Ironbridge museum sites. Trust Chief Executive Nick Ralls...
23 Nov 2019
Join our Walking Festival for a great choice of walks, ranging from leisurely strolls to challenging hikes, all in small groups with experienced leaders amid the fabulous unspoiled countryside of the Shropshire Hills. Meet new people, enjoy evening events and savour the unique Bishop's Castle experience. www.bishopscastlewalkingfestival.co.uk
Shrewsbury's medieval cellar
15 Aug 2019
If you’re wondering why the pavement is fenced off at the top of St John’s Hill, here’s the reason…. There’s a cellar underneath it with a fascinating local historic value! The cellar origins In the 14th century the Town Wall had an inner lane running along side it towards the top of St John’s Hill; it was appropriately called Wall Lane. The cellar is constructed, I assume, using the remains of...
12 Jun 2019
Following a highly successful debut show this spring, designer-makers from the Shropshire Guild of Contemporary Craft are bringing their ‘Showing Off’ craft event back to Shrewsbury next month and to a bigger venue in St Mary’s Church. This time, Showing Off will be held on July 20 and 21 in the main body of the church, giving more space for the 11 artists to display their exciting creations for...
Robin Morris and Alan Hughes outside Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery
22 May 2019
Loyal employee Alan Hughes had more than memories stirred at a preview of the Morris & Company 150th anniversary exhibition at Shrewsbury’s Museum and Art Gallery today. For Chairman Robin Morris presented him with a surprise award to celebrate 30 years with the fifth-generation family business. Group Financial Controller Alan said: “I thought I was there to see how the exhibition was shaping...
Bath Tub Bike
23 Sep 2018
Have you ever been told to take a bath?? Well 54 year old father of 4, from Warwick, Stuart Kettell (aka @themadfool) may have taken that a bit literally as he attemts to take his bath over 1000 miles from John O'groats to Land's End! On Sunday 16th September,  Stuart set off on his gruelling challenge to cycle his bath tub - bike along the famous JOG LE run. Why you may ask yourself- well Stuart...
22 May 2018
Unknown to many outside of Shropshire, our countryside boasts qualities and beauty that creates a paradise for cyclists. Typically locations like Yorkshire and the Cotswolds are areas that amass fame in cycling, so areas around Shrewsbury remain a close guarded secret. Here are four reasons as to why Shropshire is a county to recognise for two wheeled lovers. Countryside and terrain Leading out...
10 May 2018
Food is always at the top of every visitor's mind here at the Ironworks.  As they arrive, the first building they visit, our showroom and cafe, filled to the brim with the scent of home cooking, who can resist. Once they have worked out where the enticing smell is coming from, they take a seat and peruse or menu, including the daily chef specials. It's essential for us that this offering is the...
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