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Ironbridge Park and Ride service Reopens for School Holidays

19th July 2013


Ironbridge Park & Ride will reopen this weekend (Saturday 20th July 2013) to make visiting Ironbridge even easier this summer

Ironbridge in Top 100 nominations for VirtualTourist's 8th Wonder of the World

17th July 2013


Interim results for VirtualTourist.com's quest to crown the "8th Wonder of the World" show that Ironbridge is currently in the Top 100 out of 350 nominations. Public voting remains open through September 30th 2013.

UK Debut for White Salvia at Welshampton Fair

3rd May 2013


A charity plant auction in a North Shropshire village hall on Bank Holiday Monday (6th May 2013) will be the first time a brand new variety of white salvia has been offered for sale in the UK.

Gardens and May Day Celebrations at Dudmaston Hall

30th April 2013


Dudmaston Hall will once again be helping to support the National Garden Scheme on Saturday 4th May 2013 as they hold an open gardens event for the National Charity.

Hill Valley Golf Club reveals new leaders

16th April 2013


THE new captains and president of the Hill Valley Golf Club have been announced. The club is based at Hill Valley Spa, Hotel and Golf, part of the prestigious Macdonald Resorts & Hotels Group, in Whitchurch.

Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal Comes to Ironbridge Extended until 31st August 2013

22nd January 2013


A fantastic new exhibition Mr Watt, Grumpy Man of Metal will be running at Enginuity, one of the ten Ironbridge Gorge Museums in Shropshire until 31st August 2013.

Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival marks The Queen's Coronation 60th Anniversary

22nd January 2013


Now in its eighth year, the Ironbridge Gorge Walking Festival (Saturday, 4th - Sunday 12th May 2013) will be marking the 60th anniversary of The Queen's coronation with a new circular walk around the Ironbridge Gorge Museums showing some of the locations of Royal visits since 1900. These will include a plaque unveiled by Her Majesty in 1967.


Wedding fayre exclusive for couples looking to tie the knot

17th January 2013


A luxury four star hotel is helping loved-up couples plan their perfect wedding with an exclusive offer in February. The prestigious Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is inviting couples to its first wedding fayre of the season on Sunday, February 3rd 2013 with the chance to book their dream day at a special discounted price.

BUILDING A NEW STORY AT WROXETER ROMAN CITY

11th January 2013


The remains of many 2000 year old buildings still stand today, which is testament to the construction skills of the Romans. Visitors joining a series of special tours at Wroxeter Roman City this February and March will learn about the techniques and materials firsthand from one of the UK's most eminent scholars, Professor Dai Morgan Evans, as he guides them around the Roman building he designed at Wroxeter Roman City.


10th Shrewsbury Darwin Festival 10th - 23rd February 2013

10th January 2013


An exciting programme of events for all ages is on offer at the 2013 festival, which runs from 10th to 23rd February 2013. The festival, which has been arranged by Shropshire Wildlife Trust, aims to inspire people with curiosity about the natural world and awaken understanding of the marvellous wildlife with which we share our world.

Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site ranked first in the UK and second in the world by TripAdvisor

10th January 2013


Telford & Wrekin’s Ironbridge Gorge has beaten off stiff competition to be the 2012 most highly recommended UNESCO World Heritage Site in the UK according to the TripAdvisor traveller community. It also takes second place in the world behind the Historic Ensemble of the Potala Palace, Lhasa, China and ahead of the Egyptian Pyramids and India’s Taj Mahal.


Easter Fun and Egg Dancing at Blists Hill Victorian Town

10th January 2013


Join the residents at Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge in Shropshire as they celebrate Easter over the Bank holiday from Friday 29th March to Monday 1st April 2013.

Create Strange Tiles Decorated with Amazing Aliens at Jackfield Tile Museum

8th January 2013


Let your imagination run wild this February half-term at the Amazing Aliens themed tile decorating workshops at Jackfield Tile Museum in Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge. Design a weird and wonderful creature inspired by the mysteries of outer space and tube line the alien on a ceramic tile using your own choice of colours, which will be sent home a few days later. The drop-in sessions will take place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 February 2013.

TRIPADVISOR REVEALS UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE SITES MOST RECOMMENDED BY TRAVELLERS

8th January 2013


Shropshire’s Ironbridge Gorge ranks at second place in the world.


Entertaining Elephants in The Shropshire Hills

8th January 2013


A well-known ethical and natural food shop in the Shrophire Hills, with one of the most colourful names on the high street, will be under new management from the start of the New Year.

New Year, New Prices?

4th January 2013


A quick reminder to all of our Shropshire Tourism members to update your prices, opening times or admission charges for 2013.

A reminder for Wedding Venues

4th January 2013


With Valentine’s Day looming, if you want newly engaged brides and grooms-to-be to book their special day with you, make sure you are seen on www.shropshirewedding.co.uk.

Plan ahead – a few 2013 dates for your diary

4th January 2013


Here are a few dates to help you plan ahead over the next few weeks, including AGM's - a great way to network with other members and find out what’s going on - and don't forget that Valentine's Day is looming! Send us your romantic offers and special deals...


The Boathouse Visitor Centre, Ellesmere

3rd January 2013


The Boathouse Visitor Centre and Restaurant in Ellesmere is closing for maintenance work through January 2013.