New homes in Telford and Wrekin
Live the Life
Set in Shropshire, Telford is 30 miles west of Birmingham and 13 miles east of Shrewsbury. Named after the civil engineer Thomas Telford who laid the foundations of industrial Britain, it is now one of the fastest growing towns in the country.
Things to see and do in Telford
Telford is very much a modern town, with impressive new buildings home to a number of businesses.
This is in stark contrast to the neighbouring town of Ironbridge – a World Heritage Site and known as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Here you will find 10 award winning museums along the River Severn. Among these are Tar Tunnel, the Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron and Broseley Pipeworks. A great day out for adults and children alike, you can delve into the history of Ironbridge and see its heritage brought to life.
Shoppers are well served in Telford. The impressive Telford Shopping Centre has parking for 4,000 cars and offers more than 160 retailers encompassing restaurants, bars and shops. Meanwhile, Telford International Centre is the sixth largest exhibition centre in the UK.
There are several family attractions in Telford such as Telford Town Park with its ‘Wonderland’ where nursery rhymes come to life. Hoo Farm Aerial Kingdom challenges visitors to a maze and tractor grand prix, while an ice rink, 10 screen cinema and Telford Ski Centre offer more options for action-packed family fun.
Buying a new home in Telford ensures you get the best of both worlds, a modern town on your doorstep to enjoy but also history, attractions and culture.
Studying in Telford
Families with children of all ages will be well catered for with a number of high ranking schools close by.
Those with children of primary school age have a number of establishments close by such as Newdale Primary, St Peter’s Church of England Controlled Primary and Coalbrookdale and Ironbridge C of E Primary School.
A number of secondary schools can also be found nearby, with Codsall Community High School and Perton Middle School in Wolverhampton and Brewood C of E Middle School in Stratford all less than 20km away.
Telford Transport Links
Telford has excellent road connections, due to it being situated near the M54 motorway, providing links to Shrewsbury within 20 minutes, Wolverhampton in under half hour and Stafford in 40 minutes. Birmingham can be reached in less than 40 minutes, with the likes of Liverpool and Manchester less than two hours away.
There are also three railway stations operating in Telford; Wellington, Telford Central, and Oakengates. Operating on the Shrewsbury to Wolverhampton Line, these provide connections to cities such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Cardiff.
The closest airport to Telford is Birmingham airport, which can be reached within 45 minutes, and offers both domestic and international flights.