Attractions

Top Choice Museum in Shropshire

Cosford Royal Air Force Museum

This famous aerospace museum 13 miles east of Ironbridge is run by the Royal Air Force, whose pilots steered many of these winged wonders across the skies. Among the 70 aircraft displayed are the Vulcan bomber (whic…
Top Choice Winery in Bishop's Castle

Kerry Vale Vineyard

More than 6000 vines are now planted over 6 acres of the former Pentreheyling Roman Fort, where pottery and metalwork have been uncovered and are displayed at the winery shop. Tours range from a 90-minute guided wal…
Top Choice Bridge in Ironbridge Gorge

Iron Bridge

The flamboyant, arching and gravel-strewn Iron Bridge, which gives the area its name, was built to flaunt the new technology invented by the pioneering Darby family. At the time of its construction in 1779, nobody c…
Top Choice Museum in Ironbridge Gorge

Museum of the Gorge

An ideal place to kick off your Ironbridge Gorge visit is the Museum of the Gorge. Occupying a Gothic riverside warehouse, it offers an overview of the World Heritage Site using film, photos and exhibits, including …
Museum in Ironbridge Gorge

Enginuity

Kids will love this levers-and-pulleys science centre where they can control robots, move a steam locomotive with their bare hands (and a little engineering know-how) and power up a vacuum cleaner with self-generate…
Church in Shrewsbury

Shrewsbury Abbey

All that remains of a vast, cruciform Benedictine monastery founded in 1083 is the lovely red-sandstone Shrewsbury Abbey. Twice used for meetings of the English Parliament, the Abbey church lost its spire and two wi…
Church in Ludlow

Church of St Laurence

One of Britain's largest parish churches, the church of St Laurence contains grand Elizabethan alabaster tombs and delightfully cheeky medieval misericords carved into its medieval choir stalls, including a beer-swi…
Museum in Ironbridge Gorge

Coalport China Museum & Tar Tunnel

As ironmaking fell into decline, Ironbridge diversified into manufacturing china pots, using the fine clay mined around Blists Hill. Dominated by a pair of towering bottle kilns, the atmospheric old china-works now …
Museum in Ironbridge Gorge

Jackfield Tile Museum

Once the largest tile factory in the world, Jackfield was famous for its encaustic tiles, with ornate designs produced using layers of different coloured clay. Tiles are still produced here today for period restorat…
Castle in Ludlow

Ludlow Castle

Perched in an ideal defensive location atop a cliff above a crook in the river, the town castle was built to ward off the marauding Welsh – or to enforce the English expansion into Wales, perspective depending. Foun…