Telford Tourism, United Kingdom

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Telford /ˈtɛlfərd/ is a large new town in the borough of Telford and Wrekin and ceremonial county of Shropshire, England, about 13 miles (21 km) east of Shrewsbury, and 30 miles (48 km) west of Birmingham. With an estimated population (for the borough) of 170,300 in 2010 and around 155,000 in Telford itself, Telford is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom. It is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford, who engineered many road and rail projects in Shropshire. The town was put together in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town on previously industrial and agricultural land and smaller towns. Like other planned towns of the era, Telford was created from the merger of other, smaller settlements, most notably the towns of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley. Most of the new town's inhabitants were originally from Birmingham or Wolverhampton. Telford Shopping Centre, a modern shopping mall, was constructed at the new town's geographical centre, along with an extensive Town Park. The M54 motorway was completed in 1983, improving the town's road links with the West Midlands conurbation. Telford is close to Ironbridge Gorge, a scenic tourist destination and UNESCO World Heritage Site. The town advertises itself as "The Birthplace of Industry", due to its proximity to Coalbrookdale and other places in the Ironbridge Gorge area, which are internationally recognised as being important to the Industrial Revolution, and being to a large extent constructed on the Shropshire Coalfield.

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If you are looking for travel information of Telford in United Kingdom, you've come to the right place. Telford is located at a short trip away from Liverpool a major city in United Kingdom. Liverpool, is a worth visiting city owing to its prime attractions like Museum Of Science And Industry, The Lowry, The Village. Also, to reach Telford, you'll have to take a flight to Liverpool; so its not really a detour. And even if it is, the city is worth paying at least a quick visit. Get in the character of the city, this city requires at least of 1 to 2 number of days of exploration.

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Facts and Stats for Telford*

  • Pollution Statistics in Telford

    Know the pollution level of Telford before you plan your visit.

    • Noise and Light Pollution 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Unattended dirt and garbage 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Garbage Disposal 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Dissatisfaction with Green zones and parks 12.5 (Very Low)
  • Telford: Crime and Safety

    How safe is Telford for tourists? Understand risks and safety concerns that can hamper your travel experience in Telford.

    • Burglary and Theft 37.5 (Low)
    • Mugging and Robbery 20.83 (Low)
    • Assault and Armed Robbery 12.5 (Very Low)
    • Corruption and Bribery 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Car Stealing 20.83 (Low)
    • Robbery of Car belongings 20.83 (Low)
    • Attacks 20.83 (Low)
    • Drug offense 37.5 (Low)
    • Safety walking alone during daylight 87.5 (Very High)
    • Safety walking alone during night 79.17 (High)
    • Insulting and offensive behaviour 25 (Low)
    • Hate crime due to Racism, Religion, ethnic origin 8.33 (Very Low)
    • Property crimes and Vandalism 20 (Low)
  • Living in Telford - Quality of Life

    • Safety Index 78.7 (High)
    • Pollution Index 3.45 (Very Low)
    • Traffic Commute Time Index 25 (Low)
    • Property Price to Income Ratio 4.27 (Very Low)
    • Indices such as Quality of life, Climate & Healthcare index are good to be high whereas others such as Property price, Traffic & Cost of living Index are good to be low.

  • Cost for Essentials in Telford

    Here's how much it will cost to shop in Telford

    • Local calling per minute on Prepaid mobile 0.08 USD
    • International Movie per seat 12.19 USD
    • Summer clothing in a chain store 37.02 USD
    • Pair of Basic Nike Shoes 76.75 USD
    • Pair of Basic Levis Jeans 72.46 USD

*Stats and figures mentioned are crowd-sourced ​and subjected to change without notice.

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