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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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You can't visit Ironbridge without seeing 'the' bridge. It's place in British industrial history is too special. To see it in context, visit the Museum of the Gorge first, that is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't visit Ironbridge without seeing 'the' bridge. It's place in British industrial history is too special. To see it in context, visit the Museum of the Gorge first, that is just 5 or 10 minutes walk down river. To understand more about the bridge visit the Tollhouse on the far side. The displays upstairs explain more about its construction.... More 

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Taunton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

First time visit but I will say it was not the bridge that was fascinating but the history associated with the structure and all the museums in the nearby vicinity.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Been meaning to go and see the bridge for years and finally made it. Be proud of our English Heritage.

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Thank ExPatpieMon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We had a fab day here, lovely little walk around and was great to see all the old shops and pubs still knocking about.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We have fallen in love with this place, having parked our car at Coalport we followed the river to Ironbridge - very impressive to say the least. The toll house was free to enter and although small it was interesting. It's amazing to think it's the worlds first iron bridge. The town itself is beautiful with nice shops and cafes... More 

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St Helens, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fairly brief visit to the Ironbridge with family and friends. Impressive architecture but the carriageway of the bridge has seen better days. Interpretation of the Tollhouse was fairly good, but another mute member of staff similar to those we found in some other Ironbridge museums.

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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Tollhouse has an exhibition giving the basic details about the Ironbridge (which was NOT built by Brunel or Telford as myth has it). I felt this was enough info and I didn't need the main museum so didn't visit. The bridge itself is what you expect - although I thought the surface would also be metal, but I suppose... More 

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Thank Chalmers30
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

£1.60 for a two hour car parking spot, lovely village with a selection of tourist shops, lovely teddy bear shop (couldn't resist picking a couple up). Steps or slope down to the river give a great view up to the bridge and walking over the bridge gives a great view down the river. Nice stop off point if you're visiting... More 

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Wolverhampton
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped off on a motorcycle jaunt around the Severn Valley. A very impressive sight and nice little area for a break. Was a sunny day so I guess this helped. Not for the thrill seekers this one but it is all about history after all !

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here en route to North Wales and really appreciated the history and views. Easy parking and had fun exploring the tiny back roads of this town. Stopped for coffee overlooking the river and watched the world go by. A must see!

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