Telford is a large new town in Shropshire in the west of England that was only built in the 60s and 70s. It is situated in the rolling Cotswolds, considered to be one of the most beautiful areas in England. The town is named after the Thomas Telford who was a famous road, bridge and canal builder.
Telford contains a beautiful red-brick National Trust property called Sunnycroft which was an Edwardian gentleman's villa, and is one of the few of these types of buildings to survive in its complete state.
Telford is only 30miles from Birmingham but boasts its own shopping mall, Telford shopping centre. However, its main attraction is the UNESCO world heritage site Iron Bridge gorge formed by the River Severn. The gorge takes its name from the bridge over it, which was the first of its size to be made from iron.
About 194,000 people live in Telford.