Ironbridge Gorge

Shropshire, England

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About Ironbridge Gorge

Ironbridge Gorge has been designated a World Heritage Site because of its history as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Nowadays, it is a wooded valley formed by the River Severn, which is still bridged by the world’s first iron bridge of its kind, built in 1779.

Throughout the gorge there are ten museums which illustrate the history of the area. If walking is more your thing, there are over 100 footpaths, bridleways and country lanes criss-crossing the valley. The long distance footpath, the Ironbridge Way (13 km / 8 mi), starts at Leegomery in Hadley and ends in the valley.

Shropshire, England
Latitude: 52.627277, Longitude: -2.485476

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