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Things to do in Ironbridge

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Store
“The birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Ten award-winning attractions in a World Heritage Site.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
“Fantastic Food in the historical and beautiful town of Ironbridge ( 10 minute drive from the property)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Book Store
“One of Shropshire’s most famous landmarks – the world’s first Iron Bridge built by Abraham Darby III in 1779”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Independant coffee shop. Quirky, arty, vegetarian friendly and gluten free options.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Fish & Chip Shop
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“A truly historic and spectacular site and sight! Great photo opportunities to be had gazing down from the centre of the recently re-painted and refurbished old bridge.The town itself is small, with a sprinkling of arty, craft and giftware shops to keep one busy for a couple of hours. There are many historic and interesting museums dotted around Ironbridge, the most notable being Blist Hill, a re-creation of a Victorian town.”
  • 37 locals recommend
Bar
“Rated the best restaurant in Ironbridge - 5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor. Book a table to save disappointment. Fine dining, they say, "based on French cuisine and balanced by modern British trends".”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Highly rated on Trip Advisor. Setting is one of the first police stations in the UK. It's a modern restaurant using locally-sourced ingredients and meals cooked to order.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 4
“UNESCO World Heritage Site, plenty of museums and activities such as Blists Hill and Enginuity- Fun for all the Family!”
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“Freshly-prepared Spanish tapas with a 4 out of 5 rating with Trip Advisor. A small restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Family run Vegan & Vegetarian coffee shop/cafe. Lovely tucked away location, lots of outside seating and a small car park, an easy walk from Dale End Car park or Ironbridge High Street. Fabulous healthy, nourishing food and charming staff. Great coffee and beans for sale. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Corner Shop
  • 2 locals recommend
Store
“Merrythought has been making the quintessentially English teddy bear in Ironbridge since 1930 and is now the last remaining British teddy bear manufacturer. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Family eating in the day, more of a pub and lively restaurant sometimes with live music in the evening. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Over the bridge where the old railway station was is a lovely popular restaurant with excellent menus especially Italian dishes.”
  • 1 local recommends
Point of Interest
“Great coffee and hearty fare hidden away in a stunning building in the Dale. Worth looking out and certainly being part of any stroll you have planned. Very dog friendly.”
  • 1 local recommends

Top restaurants

Bar
“Fantastic Food in the historical and beautiful town of Ironbridge ( 10 minute drive from the property)”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bar
“Rated the best restaurant in Ironbridge - 5 out of 5 on Trip Advisor. Book a table to save disappointment. Fine dining, they say, "based on French cuisine and balanced by modern British trends".”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Highly rated on Trip Advisor. Setting is one of the first police stations in the UK. It's a modern restaurant using locally-sourced ingredients and meals cooked to order.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Freshly-prepared Spanish tapas with a 4 out of 5 rating with Trip Advisor. A small restaurant with a relaxed atmosphere and friendly service.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bar
“Family eating in the day, more of a pub and lively restaurant sometimes with live music in the evening. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Over the bridge where the old railway station was is a lovely popular restaurant with excellent menus especially Italian dishes.”
  • 1 local recommends
Meal Takeaway
“Good reviews in Trip Advisor. The food, service and value for money all rated 4 out of 5. Pretty much the standard Indian restaurant.”
  • 1 local recommends

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