Telford, in the county of Shropshire is refreshingly urban in its design, yet surrounded by glorious countryside. Offering attractions for all the family, the shopping, culture and entertainment draws visitors from all over the country.
The Southwater shopping centre is playing host to the thought provoking Knife Angel. This beautiful and moving creation is made from over 100,000 seized knives, and was created to highlight the impact that violent behaviour can have. Families affected by knife crime have engraved their names on the many blades as a memorial for their loved ones, creating an emotional, ever-evolving statement.
With a range of theatres, including The Place, offering an eclectic mix of performances from classic roles to alternative comedy and live music, activities such as sailing, learning to ski and snowboard, and the awesome Telford Balloon Fiesta, and many award-winning restaurants, there’s always something fun to do in Telford.
The region is littered with sites ripe for exploration, from the world acclaimed Iron Bridge, the fabulous stream railway, and the many National Trust properties, so why not bring your bike on the train, ready to set off on adventures when you arrive in Telford?