What can I expect from my stay in a Telford hotel?
Telford is a new town in the county of Shropshire, located 48km from Birmingham and 21km from Shrewsbury. One of the fastest-growing towns in Great Britain, it is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford. A highly esteemed designer throughout his life, Telford worked on many rail and road projects in Shropshire. The town has attracted several large IT service companies in recent years. Tourism is another growing industry in the town and there are several hotels in Telford. Telford is dubbed “The Birthplace of Industry” due to its proximity to the Ironbridge Gorge area, where the Iron Bridge, the first bridge constructed entirely from cast iron, can be admired.
What is there to do after business hours in Telford?
Telford Shopping Centre is a shopping mall in the centre of town, close to the large Town Park. Nearby, the Forge Retail Park contains a large Odeon Cinema showing all the latest films. There is also an ice-skating rink in the town centre. There are several excellent restaurants in Telford, including the highly recommended Euston Way Beefeater Restaurant, perfect for an enjoyable business lunch or casual after-hours meeting. Should your hotel not offer a gym, visit the Nuffield Health Telford Fitness & Wellbeing Gym (located in the Thomson Superstore) for a workout or swim.
What can Telford offer me in terms of business services and airport access?
Telford International Centre offers halls and event spaces to suit all meetings. Meeting Point House in the Telford Shopping Centre is another well-equipped venue, with eleven meeting rooms of various sizes equipped with modern technological facilities. The closest major airport to the town is Birmingham Airport (BHX), 76km from the town centre. Transport to Telford is easy via car rental, taxi, bus or train.
What particular locations should I visit from my hotel in Telford?
Ironbridge Gorge is a popular scenic destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Ten museums form part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, including the Jackfield Tile Museum in nearby Jackfield. Visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, an open-air museum which recreates the sights and sounds of a Shropshire town during the late-19th century. Not far from Telford, the RAF Museum in Cosford showcases a selection of 70 aircraftth in three wartime hangars.