Blists Hill Victorian Town

“Step back to the Victorian industrial age at this wonderful reconstruction of a small Northern town” - VisitEngland Assessor


Telford, Shropshire

Assessed by
Visit England Logo

Our View

Just five miles from Telford’s town centre, Blists Hill is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, and a perfect family day out. Meet the Victorian townsfolk and find out about their trades and their lives. Experience shops, workshops and factories. Tons of demonstrations, talks and Victorian amusements. Parking is charged and there are plenty of themed eating options.

Awards, accolades and Welcome Schemes

Quality Assured Visitor Attraction
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Blists Hill Victorian Town, Legges Way, Ironbridge, TELFORD, Shropshire, TF7 5DU
Phone : 01952 433424

About the area

Discover Shropshire

Perhaps nowhere else in England will you find a county so deeply rural and with so much variety as Shropshire. Choose a clear day, climb to the top of The Wrekin, and look down on that ‘land of lost content’ so wistfully evoked by A E Housman. Peer through your binoculars and trace the course of Britain’s longest river as the Severn sweeps through the county, from the Breidden Hills to Wyre Forest, slicing Shropshire in two. To the north is a patchwork of dairy fields, hedgerows, copses and crops, broken at intervals by rugged sandstone ridges such as Grinshill or Nesscliffe, and dissected by a complex network of canals.

Spilling over the border into neighbouring Cheshire and North Wales is the unique meres and mosses country, with serenely smooth lakes glinting silver, interspersed with russet-tinged expanses of alder-fringed peat bog, where only the cry of the curlew disturbs the silence. South of the Severn lies the Shropshire Hills AONB. It’s only when you walk Wenlock Edge that you fully discover what a magical place it is – glorious woods and unexpectedly steep slopes plunge to innumerable secret valleys, meadows, streams and farmhouses, all tucked away, invisible from the outside world. 

Why choose Rated Trips?

Your trusted guide to rated places across the UK
icon example
The best coverage

Discover more than 15,000 professionally rated places to stay, eat and visit from across the UK and Ireland.

icon example
Quality assured

Choose a place to stay safe in the knowledge that it has been expertly assessed by trained assessors.

icon example
Plan your next trip

Search by location or the type of place you're visiting to find your next ideal holiday experience.

icon example
Travel inspiration

Read our articles, city guides and recommended things to do for inspiration. We're here to help you explore the UK.