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Things to do in Telford, Shropshire

Telford is named in honour of renowned eighteenth century road builder and engineer Thomas Telford, Shropshire's first county surveyor.

Telford's high-tech buildings and modern technology marks it out as a town of the future, and this is nowhere more evident than in its forward thinking approach to shopping.

Central focus of the town's splendid selection of attractions is the Telford Shopping centre. Shropshire's largest shopping centre is open seven days a week, and combines over 140 stores under one roof. There is a shopmobility unit, providing pushchairs and wheelchairs.

There are award-winning baby feeding and changing rooms, while the Toy Box creche provides safe, supervised and reasonably-priced care for children, allowing parents to relax and enjoy their shopping. When it comes to shopping, the Telford Centre's got the market cornered!

The delightfully green 450 acre Telford Town Park, and the enchanting Wonderland, where nursery rhymes and fairy stories come to life, offer an ideal day's entertainment for all the family. Telford also offers a ten-screen UCI Cinema, an Ice Rink.

Telford and the Wrekin, boasts some of the premier leisure facilities in the area. There are several top-class Golf Courses and at Telford Golf and Country Club there is a gymnasium, sauna, swimming pool, squash and snooker facilities.The region's varied landscape offers many walks and trails to enjoy. Beautiful panoramic views over neighbouring counties can be enjoyed, from the 1,335 -foot summit of The Wrekin.

Close to Telford is the RAF Museum, Cosford near Shifnal. The recently expanded site exhibits famous fighting machines of World War II such as the Spitfire, Hurricane, Mosquito, Liberator bomber and Catalina.

Photograph courtesy of Shropshire Tourism.

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