Visit Ironbridge

Regarded by many historians as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, the charming Victorian village of Ironbridge is located on the bank of the River Severn and is just a short 30-minute drive from Peplow Hall.

With ten award-winning museums to explore, an abundance of quaint shops to browse in, and several independent cafes and pubs to enjoy, Ironbridge is a day out not to be missed.

The Iron Bridge

Landmark to the village, The Iron Bridge is an impressive cast iron arch bridge that spans across the width of the River Severn. Opened in 1871, it is the first major bridge in the world to be made of cast iron. Today, the bridge is considered an iconic symbol of the Industrial Revolution, with visitors from across the globe taking a trip to observe the structure in all its glory.

Blists Hill Victorian Town

Enjoy a fun family day out at this recreated Victorian Town. You can discover more about Victorian life as you meet the ‘Victorian’ townsfolk. Welcome to the age of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Explore ten interactive museums and multiple historic sites located within Ironbridge. Here, you can watch and talk to the Museum’s craftsmen as you immerse yourself in the history of Victorian times.