Stirchley - Tourism - Things to do in the local area




Shropshire Tourism

The website is designed & operated by Shropshire Tourism as a partnership project with support from the England Rural Development Programme and the European Regional Development Fund.


Walking in Shropshire

Shropshire Cycling       Shropshire Riding 




The South Telford Heritage Trail 


This is a 12 mile circular walking route that takes you on a journey around known, and lesser known, heritage sites within the Parishes of Stirchley & Brookside, Madeley, Dawley Hamlets and the Gorge.


The route follows the remains of a network of canals, tramways, railways, coal-mines, brickworks, potteries and ironworks that once flourished in the area.


The Trail can be walked in its entirety in 5-6 hours or tackled in bite-sized sections. It is easy to find - just look out for the unique logo on a series of way marker posts and follow the arrows 


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The Silkin Way

The Silkin Way is a green corridor route through Telford from Bratton in the north-west corner via the Town Centre to the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site. The route boasts great contrasts with new developments, pockets of woodland and meadow and mature parkland.

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The Silkin Way is great for walking or cycling and is easily accessible from Stirchley Village. Cross over Stirchley Road, past the Rose & Crown - and you're there.



The Bicycle Hub

at Jackfield, Ironbridge 


The Bicycle Shop

where all shapes and sizes of bicycle live!



Ironbridge Gorge Museums 



Birthplace of Industry

There are ten award-winning Museums spread along the valley beside the wild River Severn - still spanned by the world's first Iron Bridge. See the products that set industry on its path and the machines that made them. Watch and talk to the Museums' craftsmen and costumed demonstrators as they work iron, fashion china and glass, and bring alive the people who lived and worked here.


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Royal Air Force Museum Cosford 


The Museum's aim is to preserve an important part of Britain's national aviation heritage and to display it for future generations. At Cosford we have collections of artefacts unique in the world.

The War Plane Collection includes British, German, American, Japanese and Argentinian aircraft, all with an important place in the development of military aviation.

Cosford's Missile Collection includes unique, early German experimental missiles. The collection charts the history of this type of weapon from early concrete and wooden examples to today's state-of-the-art technology.


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Pubsulike - Search for Telford




Real Ale


This is Rick Jones' Real Ale website devoted to Shropshire pubs and breweries. 

Shropshire has 17 breweries. all producing real ale, making it an important county for beer drinkers.

There are over 600 pubs in Shropshire and most of them serve real ale. 






Real Ale 


at  Ironbridge Brewery.


Buy and drink real ale here. 





Shropshire Food & Drink



Few other counties in England can compete with the quality and diversity of our local produce. When you visit the many markets, laden with fresh fruit and veg’ and see the butchers, bakers and delicatessens that are on almost every corner; you’ll soon see why Shropshire is a gourmet’s idea of heaven.


All this bounty has had an interesting effect on the local restaurants, pubs and inns. Ludlow alone has more Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else outside London. Of course Shropshire’s smorgasbord isn’t just about Michelin Stars. The effect of all this gastronomic excellence on our local pubs, restaurants and tea-rooms throughout Shropshire has also been profound. We have rosetted restaurants, national award winning pubs and inns all offering proper food, made from proper ingredients and at proper prices too.


As you sample the delights of Shropshire’s fair you may ponder - how can one county produce so many quality establishments? The answer of course is in the view or more accurately the landscape and that patchwork quilt of ancient fields and hedgerows (and with much love and care from our chefs).


Visit us during one of the many festivals and enjoy proper food, real ale and locally made products. Our Shropshire Towns have so much to offer and nature's influence is seen in all they produce.


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Wellington is an old market town situated along the Roman road of Watling Street in the centre of Shropshire. Twelve miles east of Shrewsbury and eight miles north-west of Ironbridge, it lies on the north-western fringe of what was once the Shropshire Coalfield, reborn forty years ago as Telford.

Unlike many market towns, Wellington still boasts a thriving market at its heart.  Founded by royal charter at least as early as 1244, comprising around 150 stalls, and operating four days a week, this is Shropshire’s largest and most visited market, not to mention one of its oldest. 


The Golden Ball Inn  Newbridge Road  Ironbridge  TF8  7BA


 The independently owned Golden Ball is a popular destination venue for locals and tourists alike. The Golden Ball is the oldest licensed premises in the area, first licensed in 1728, some fifty years before the Iron Bridge. With a wealth of charm and character, originally a brew house, the Inn retains some of its period features including the fireplace where the “mash” was prepared, the original water pump and a host of small rooms with many beams and original floors.


We are proud to continue the tradition of catering for the people of Ironbridge and its visitors, offering high quality meals in both the restaurant and bar, together with a range of great real ales, fine wines and imported continental beers.

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