Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site

Situated on the banks of the River Severn is the historic settlement of Ironbridge... the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. A UNESCO World Heritage Site.   

 

This unique site contains 10 museums using the original factories and buildings to bring history to life.  All in a beautiful wooded gorge with elegant buildings, (a far cry from the smoke and dirt of  the  Victorian era).  Blists Hill Victorian Town is the most popular museum, change your money in to old fashioned pounds, shillings and pence and experience victorian life, crafts, shops, industry, schools and home.  The other museums are just as fascinating,  Coalport China Museum - world famous china and the original factory.  Jackfield Tile Museum  - victorian tile factory with strong Arts & Craft design, featuring the work of Pugin and William Morris.  Tar Tunnel - a chance to put on a helmet and see where raw bitumin tar was mined. Museum of Iron and the Darby houses, next to the AGA factory, and the Ironmasters Darby family homes.  Broseley Pipe works - produced china clay smoking pipes until the 1960s.  And of course the famous Ironbridge itself, which is now part of a cycle route connecting all the museums.

Here are two cycling holidays that take you to Ironbridge... you can start any day you like. The price of your cycling holiday Includes: all accommodation, brilliant routes, luggage transported, quality bikes and equipment and our award winning service.