Local area guide

Living in Telford (TF)

Experience the natural beauty and modern lifestyle of Telford, where adventure awaits and heritage inspires.

Your guide to moving to Telford

Why Telford is a good place to live

Telford is a great place to live for families, offering the warmth of community and a spirit of innovation. Set against Shropshire's stunning backdrop, Telford's strategic location puts adventure on your doorstep without compromising the convenience of nearby cities.

Living in Telford revolves around the bustling town centre, which boasts a vibrant tapestry of shops, cafes and cultural treasures. What truly sets Telford apart is its tight-knit community, brought together by shared traditions, green spaces and a deep appreciation for its industrial heritage.

What is Telford famous for?

Telford is most famous for its pivotal role in the Industrial Revolution as the birthplace of the Ironbridge Gorge. This UNESCO World Heritage Site boasts the Iron Bridge, an iconic structure that symbolises the dawn of the industrial age.

Things to do in Telford

Step back in time at the Ironbridge Gorge, where you can explore the museums and visit the iconic Iron Bridge which stands as a testament to the Industrial Revolution.

Telford Town Park is a beautiful green space featuring lakes, play areas and scenic walks, while Hoo Farm Animal Kingdom is a great day out for the whole family.

As for local dining, Telford offers a diverse range of restaurants and cafes, whether you're craving coffee and cake, traditional British fare or international cuisine.

Average asking prices in Telford today

We update our average asking prices every day using data from millions of properties for sale.

Terraced

Avg. asking price

£190,000

168 properties for sale

Detached

Avg. asking price

£343,700

468 properties for sale

Semi-detached

Avg. asking price

£225,000

280 properties for sale

Flats

Avg. asking price

£99,500

70 properties for sale

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Local pubs in Telford

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  • Church Wicketts

    Dawley, Telford, TF4

    Large open pub mainly providing pub meals.

  • Ring O Bells

    Dawley, Telford, TF4

    We are a local pub which is under new management. Great beer. Great prices. Great entertainment.

  • Thomas Botfield

    Town Centre, Telford, TF3

    This Wetherspoon pub is named after Thomas Botfield, a local industrialist. From the 1790s, the Malins Lee estate was transformed by Thomas Botfield.

Transport in Telford

Trains

Telford Central Station is located in the heart of the town. Direct train services connect to cities like Wolverhampton in 20 minutes, and Birmingham and Shrewsbury in 30 minutes.

Buses

Telford boasts an extensive bus network operated by various companies, ensuring reliable and accessible public transport.

Park and Ride

Telford Shopping Centre Park and Ride offers a convenient way to avoid town centre traffic and parking challenges.

Car

Telford is well-connected by road, primarily through the M54 which connects to the M6. The drive to Birmingham takes about 30 minutes and to Wolverhampton around 20 minutes. Telford's local road network makes it an excellent base for exploring beautiful Shropshire, North Wales and the West Midlands.

Airports

For air travel, the nearest major airport is Birmingham Airport, which is around 45 miles away and accessible via the M54. You can typically reach Birmingham Airport in about an hour by car.

Transport connections

Telford Central
National Rail
1.1 miles / 1.8 km
Oakengates
National Rail
1.3 miles / 2.1 km
Wellington (Shropshire)
National Rail
2.7 miles / 4.3 km
Shifnal
National Rail
4.1 miles / 6.6 km
Cosford
National Rail
7.1 miles / 11.4 km
Albrighton
National Rail
8.8 miles / 14.2 km

Schools in Telford

Telford boasts many primary and secondary schools, both state-funded and independent, known for their commitment to quality education. These schools provide a strong foundation for students' academic journeys.

Telford College and New College Telford offer a wide range of vocational and academic courses. While Telford doesn't have its own university, the University of Wolverhampton, the University of Birmingham and Keele University are all within an hour's drive.

Schools in Telford

Thomas Telford School
Ages: 11 - 18 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2022)
Newdale Primary School & Nursery
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Outstanding (2023)
Old Park Primary School
Ages: 2 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Ladygrove Primary School
Ages: 3 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2019)
Lawley Village Academy
Ages: 4 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)
Lawley Primary School
Ages: 5 - 11 years old
Ofsted Rating: Good (2023)