Park Inn by Radisson Telford

Forgegate - Telford center Shropshire TF3 4NA Telford United Kingdom +44 (0) 1952 217680

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Blists Hill Victorian Town

Blists Hills Victorian Town at Ironbridge Gorge serves as a snapshot of times past. Time has stood still here for over 100 years allowing you to experience the British way of life from the late 19th Century. It is not only a great way to learn about British history, but is an excellent fun day out for those travelling with children. This open-air museum can keep you busy all day, just make sure you wear outdoor clothes and steady shoes; in the 19th Century, roads could get a little bumpy.
Begin your day at the bank and exchange some money to the local currency of the time, the Penny. Then pay a visit to the sweet shop, bakery, butcher, grocer, printer or one of the many more shops the town has to offer. If your stomach is rumbling, try some traditionally prepared fish and chips from the Fried Fish Dealers or grab a pie from the Butcher’s Shop.

Special events

Depending on what time of the year you are travelling to Blists Hill you can get involved in festivities or workshops. There is always something interesting to be involved in across the town so check their calendar to see what’s on. Year round, you can dress up as a Victorian, meet the four-legged residents and take a horse and cart around town, and in the summer, the fairground is a great attraction.

Helpful hints

Allow three or four hours to see all the attractions here and further time if you are participating in a workshop. If you are taking the family and are without a car, it is best to take the bus from Park Inn by Radisson Telford. Blists Hill is located in the Ironbridge Gorge so once you are done in the town you can walk to the iron bridge or stroll in the park.