Telford, being one of the country’s few ‘new towns’ and as such a geographical and sociological experiment of the 1960s and 1970s, it is often overlooked in comparison to its older next door neighbour, Shrewsbury.
However, Telford is in fact the larger of the two and indeed the largest town in the county of Shropshire. What’s more, it’s booming and is making a name for itself as one of the fastest growing towns in the country.
Of course, Telford takes its name from the famous engineer, Thomas Telford, responsible for much of the road and rail network in Shropshire. Telford is a thriving town, within a short distance of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge.