Why not buy a new home in Telford?
The successful, fast-growing town of Telford lies in the heart of the beautiful Shropshire countryside, surrounded by some of the country’s most inspirational landscapes. It offers an unrivalled location to explore some breathtaking scenery whilst making the most of all the excellent facilities this large town has in abundance.
Whether you crave a simple Sunday afternoon stroll, or a more adventurous hike, you couldn’t be better located to take advantage of all the area has to offer. Telford is dominated by The Wrekin, a large hill of 407 metres – a popular choice for dog walkers and fitness fans. Closer to the heart of the town the 450-acre Telford Town Park is the perfect place for a fun-filled family day out. There’s also a great selection of leisure and entertainment venues including the Oakengates Leisure Centre, Telford Ice Rink, a Ski Centre, a 10-screen cinema and a choice of golf courses. And for when you need to top up your energy reserves, there’s a fantastic selection of pubs, cafes and restaurants in the town centre.
Telford is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford who engineered many road and rail projects in Shropshire. For those of you who love to explore and discover, the town provides some wonderful historic roots for you to enjoy. The Iron Bridge is just a short drive from Telford. Built by Abraham Darby in 1779 spanning the River Severn, the bridge is beautifully constructed and totally innovative. Today, The Iron Bridge stands as a permanent reminder of the areas’ strong industrial past. Indeed, it’s a cornerstone for the Industrial Revolution. The Ironbridge Gorge is in fact a UNESCO world heritage site waiting for you to explore.
Everything you need close to hand
Telford is known as the birthplace of industry, an area internationally recognised as being important to our industrial past. Today however, the area offers all the modern conveniences you could need. Indeed, the town is a hub of activity for those of you looking for entertainment. The town boasts a wide array of shopping, leisure and entertainment facilities as well a shopping centre with over 160 stores, including all the big name high street brands and department stores. There's also a monthly farmers' market held there where you can buy delicious local food and produce.
The Thomas Telford School, a city technology college boasting a ranking of number one in the country for its key stage 4 attainment is found within the town. Further education is provided by Telford College of Arts and Technology as well as a number of sixth forms, plus the University of Wolverhampton also has a campus in Telford.
You’ll be well connected…
For those of you who need to commute, the town is connected to the M54 via junctions 4, 5 and 6 providing speedy links to Shrewsbury to the west and Wolverhampton, Birmingham and the M6 to the east. Regular direct rail services operate from three stations in the town to Wolverhampton, Shrewsbury and Birmingham New Street. There are also excellent bus services throughout the area and Birmingham airport is just over an hour away by car.
Set in the heart of Shropshire yet enjoying the best of urban life, Telford and the surrounding area could be the perfect place for you to create a fantastic home for you and your family.