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Though it's a relatively new town, Telford, in Shropshire, enjoys titles such as the “birthplace of industry”. Find out more when you book car hire in Telford, exploring everything that this pleasant town and the surrounding areas have to offer to visitors.

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And what treasures they are. It might have been created as a 'new town' in the 1960s, but the areas around Telford, which merged with the newer swathes of development, have a deep-seated history and an industrial heritage that is matchless in England. Telford is the place to visit the UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site of Ironbridge, which spans Ironbridge Gorge (formed by the River Severn). 

Ironbridge is the undoubted star of Telford. It was here that large-scale production of cast iron first took place, as the spectacular bridge, built in 1779, attests. When in the village of Ironbridge, you should check out one of the many museums and pop into the charming shops and pubs that welcome tourists. Children love to visit the Merrythought shop, where traditional teddy bears have been produced and sold since 1930.

Because of the sprawling nature of Telford, car hire is wise if you plan to see the sights. It will take you 10-15 minutes to drive to places such as Ironbridge, so renting a car is a sound investment.

To keep an eye on the past, take a journey from nearby Horsehay aboard the Telford Steam Railway.

Elsewhere in Telford, there are shops galore at the town's shopping centre, while children can be in fun-filled heaven at Telford Town Park. There are play areas, walking trails, a soft-play area, and Wonderland, where fairy-tale characters come to life amid whimsical scenes. Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom, a 15-minute drive north of the town centre, also provides a great family day out.

Pick up you hire car at a convenient location in or around the heart of downtown Telford. For the best deals on car hire, use the price-comparison tool on TravelSupermarket. 

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