Shrewsbury & Telford Area 

About our town

Telford is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin in the county of Shropshire. It was created from the merger of other, smaller towns, including Wellington, Oakengates, Medeley and Dawley. The town of Telford is named after the Civil engineer, Thomas Telford who engineered many road and rail projects in Shropshire. Telford is close to Ironbridge Gorge, a scenic tourist destination and named after the actual Iron Bridge which was the first bridge of its size in the world to be made out of Cast iron. Telford has a large shopping centre and a variety of cafes, bars, hotels and attractions.


Key things to know about living in Telford

  • Telford is one of the UK’s fastest growing and most successful new towns
  • Attracting several large IT services companies, including EDF, Capgemini and Fujitsu providing employment opportunities in prestigious offices in the town centre
  • The M54 motorway connects the town to the M6 and the rest of the UK’s motorway network, it also has 3 Railway stations linking Telford to the rest of the country
  • Telford’s rapidly growing population still has a relatively low car ownership; being a new town with a planned transport infrastructure, the town has relatively few traffic problems
  • Telford has the biggest Shopping Centre in Shropshire with 150 retail outlets and open 7 days a week
  • Telford International Centre (TIC). Is the 6th largest exhibition centre in the UK and comprise a number of hall and event spaces. It holds conferences, concerts and is the current home of the UK Snooker Championship in December
  • Telford has a number of primary and secondary schools including Thomas Telford School which claims to have 100% pass rate at GCSE level, placing it number one in the entire country for Key Stage 4 attainment
  • Attractions include the 450 acre Telford Town Park Wonderland, where nursery rhymes and fairy stories come to life, The Telford Ski Centre, Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom has sheep steeplechase, a maze and tractor grand prix, Telford steam railway has rides and model railway and Telford has a large ten-screen Odeon Cinema

Telford Area Guide

We cover a wide geographical location and have detailed expertise in each area. Whether you are looking to buy, sell, rent or let a property in Telford we have fully trained experts with the depth of local knowledge of the Telford area and the local property market to help you.

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