Visit Ironbridge – local area
Visit Ironbridge in Shropshire
Stoney Hill Farm lodge is located in Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge which is part of the World Heritage site. Lodges are located in a 3 acre woodland clearing, gently sloping and facing due south. They are surrounded by extensive woodland walks. The area is very quiet, and a great spot to relax and get close to nature. Park and ride is a 2 minute walk from your cabin, which will transport you to all the local attractions.
Aside from exploring the many museums and amazing history of the World Heritage site, the area is hugely popular with walkers and cyclists alike, plus is a convenient base to explore wider Shropshire, its medieval towns, spectacular scenery, historical sites and many National Trust and English heritage properties.
Or if you prefer a less hectic break, then why not just sit back and relax, take in the beautiful scenery, eat in the great local restaurants, and sample fresh locally produced goods.
Nearby Points of Interest
- Ironbridge Gorge Museums (0.5 mi)Once described as “the most extraordinary district in the world”, the Ironbridge Gorge is still a remarkable, and beautiful, place to visit today. A huge amount of early industry survives as furnaces, factories, workshops, canals and the settlements of Coalbrookdale, Ironbridge, Jackfield and Coalport.
- Blists Hill Victorian Town (2 mi)At Blists Hill Victorian Town you can meet the Victorians in their shops, cottages and workplaces, see all the animals, enjoy a horse and cart ride or a cone of traditional Fish and Chips.
- Enginuity (0.5 mi)Switch on your imagination in our interactive Design & Technology Centre and discover how good ideas are turned into great products. Find out how a little ingenuity will let you pull a 10 ton locomotive or generate electricity from flowing water. Look at familiar objects with new eyes using the giant X ray machine, build an earthquake proof tower and challenge our robotic arm.
- Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron (0.5 mi)Explore the site and the remains of the water powered blast furnace where Abraham Darby I perfected the smelting of iron with coke instead of charcoal. It was the secret that helped make iron the essential material of the Industrial Revolution
- Darby Houses (0.75 mi)Experience the everyday life of Coalbrookdale’s Quaker ironmasters in the former homes of the Darby family – Rosehill House and Dale House. From their doorsteps you will get a grandstand view of the restored Furnace Pool which once helped power the ironworks. Step inside the houses and you will discover rooms packed with original family furniture, china, momentos, costumes and family papers.
- Broseley Pipe works (2 mile)Broseley, two miles from the Ironbridge, was once home to one of the most prolific clay tobacco pipe making factories in Britain. Production came to an\end in the 1950’s when the works were abandoned and left untouched until reopened as a Museum in 1996. In the restoration little has been changed since the workers left. The Museum is a wonderfully preserved time capsule of an ancient local industry.
- The IronBridge & Tollhouse (0.5 mile)The Tollhouse is now open every weekend during the local school summer holidays or by prior arrangement for groups and school parties. Follow in the footsteps of millions of tourists who since 1779 have journeyed here to marvel at the world’s first cast-iron bridge.
- Jackfield Tile Museum (1 mile)As you wonder through the original gas-lit trade show room, galleries and period room setting you will be able to see, touch and even walk on magnificent British tiles.
- Tar Tunnel (1 mile)A short walk from Coalport China Museum, alongside the Shropshire Canal, takes you to the Tar Tunnel; over 200 years ago natural bitumen trickled like treacle into pools. It was turned into pitch, lamp black and rheumatics remedies. Now you can walk along this brick-lined tunnel where the bitumen still oozes through the walls. Don’t forget to pick up your hard hat on the way in.
- Coalport China Museum(1 mile)Explore the exquisite national Collections of Coalport and Caughley china in the magnificent listed buildings that were home to the famous Coalport China factory until 1926. You can discover displays and demonstrations explaining the history and techniques of china making
- Canoe Hire (1.5 mi)Local Canoe Hire and Sales
Great places to eat out:
Chez Maw Restaurant – Best Western Valley Hotel
Buildwas road, Ironbridge, 01952 432247. Fine Dining, good reputation TF8 7DW
Darcys – Lady Wood, Ironbridge 01952 884499, Opposite side of the Bridge. Mediterranean inspired bistro in a relaxed setting.
Darbys – 10 Tontine Hill, Ironbridge TF8 7AL 01952 433060. Tea room serving freshly ground coffee. Perfect location opposite the famous Ironbridge
Riverside Tea Room – Unit 9 Merrythought, Dale End, Ironbridge, Telford, TF8 7NJ. 01952 433124 Serves Scrumptious cakes
Pondicherry Restaurant – 57 Waterloo St, Ironbridge 01952 433055 – Contemporary Fine dining Indian Cuisine. Great customer service, fantastic food, Our favourite Indian and good friends of ours.
The White Hart– 10 The Wharfage, Telford, Ironbridge, TF87AW 01952 432901 – A nice welcoming relaxed establishment, serving great food.
The Tontine – The Square, Ironbridge 01952 432127. Situated directly beside the famous Iron Bridge, The Tontine Hotel has stood since 1784. Serves the best Carvery on Wednesdays and Sundays
The Vaults Bar and Terrace – Sports and Cocktail bar. Excellent outside terrace area to unwind and enjoy a cold beer
Shakespeare Inn – High St Coalport TF8 7HZ 01952 580675. Good pub food generous portions. Great Value for money
Woodbridge Inn – Coalport TF8 7JF 01952 882054 – Excellent pub food
The Hundred House – Norton, Telford, Shropshire, TF11 9EE, 01952 580240 – For something special, try the Hundred House, which is one of our favorite English restaurant. The Hundred House is a 2AA Rosette award winning restaurant, with Head chef Stuart Phillips who has worked in kitchens at the Chester Grosvenor, Kensington Place and a Michelin Starred Seafood restaurant in Brittany. Approx a 15min drive away.
Visit Ironbridge : Local Events
- Ironbridge Events (1.5 mi) Links to a web site listing all the various events throughout the calendar.
Visit Shropshire : Great Places Nearby
- Much Wenlock – home of the original Olympic Games,
- Wenlock Edge, The Longmynd, Shropshire Hills and The Wrekin – fantastic walks with stunning views
- Bridgnorth – home to the famous Cliff Railway and Severn Valley Railway
- Shrewsbury – a beautiful and historic city