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The Iron Bridge and Tollhouse

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Address: High St | Tontine Hill, Ironbridge, Ironbridge Gorge TF8 7JP, England
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The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the...

The world's first iron bridge is located in Ironbridge, the cradle of the Industrial Revolution.

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Great piece of engineering

Good to see if you are passing or combining with Ironbridge Gorge Museum and village itself is pretty but long way to go just for this. It is after all, a bridge! So you are not... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
James D
Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good to see if you are passing or combining with Ironbridge Gorge Museum and village itself is pretty but long way to go just for this. It is after all, a bridge! So you are not going to spend long here. Obviously better in good weather.

Thank James D
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We called into Ironbridge certainly worth parking and having a walk. The river and gorge is very pretty. Take a walk over historic Ironbridge and some quirky shops. Please note a lot of the museums including the Toll House on the bridge seem to close at 4 on a Sunday. Worth enquiring if planning a visit on closing times.

Thank CSYork
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The bridge is really impressive and if you are in the area it is a must visit ... the toll house offers a small visitor attraction.

Thank Jackie B
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When you've crossed this Iconic structure, stand and admire the view before you. There you will espy, nestled in the square, an Aladdin's cave of delights for the bibliophile - The Ironbridge Bookshop. Run by the charmingly helpful Megan, this secondhand book emporium has an extensive range of Penguin paperbacks as well as a the more usual range. Upstairs has... More 

Thank Barbara P
Orange, New South Wales, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always planned to come but the sight of this beautiful bridge really exceeded my expectations, even with the drizzling rain it actually added to the whole ambiance. Highly recommended, the toll gate house had free entry to the museum which was a bonus as it's not the weekend as the guide book said.

Thank Lanny M
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Reviewed 1 week ago

for our last day visiting family in telford we went to vist ironbridge. it turned out to be a glorious sunny day so it was very busy, there was no car parking left so ended up parking at the nearest place availble then walked back to see the sights, lots of vintage type shops.

Thank Richard B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely place to visit and see this amazing structure and the history behind it. Great little shops and cafes nearby to relax, great views from many angles (take your camera!) for a relaxing enjoyable day at this great location.

Thank Sat599-2
Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The bridge is amazing engineering but that's it a bridge There is a small toll house you can visit. We paid for over 2 hours parking so we could walk to museum of the gourge and also a 2 mile walk to museum ironworks and D'Arcy houses.

Thank Janine G
Telford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In 1779 the worlds first cast-iron bridge based on conventional design was built @ Coalbrookdale. Many People came from far & wide to see this marvel.Not just Artists,But Industrialists & even Spies for Other Industrialists Both Brirish And Abroad The Design had far reaching impact,On bridge design & of the use of cast-iron in the building trade The Bridges Conservation... More 

Thank Jeff W
Coggeshall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fascinating experience, with good, clear displays.Gives a good picture of life at the time the bridge was built.

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