Ironbridge – cradle of the Industrial Revolution

Where the industrial revolution began
It’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the starting point for the industrial revolution, and a place as beautiful as it is interesting.
Ironbridge Gorge, near Telford in the Heart of England, was where three generations – all called Abraham Darby – pioneered an innovative new method of iron smelting and set Britain on the path to being the first industrial nation.
The gorge is named after the world’s first iron bridge – built in 1779 and still a magnificent piece of industrial architecture.
A Blue Badge Guide can reveal the full history of Ironbridge for you – you’ll find some here