Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival

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When: 21 Sep 2013

Cost: Free

Opening hours: 12pm-5pm

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Enjoy heritage talks and walks, a high quality craft and food market, live street entertainment and family activities at the free Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Festival, supported by Telford and Wrekin Council, which celebrates the area’s designation as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1986.

At the large street market, which runs parallel with the river along the Wharfage, you'll find a range of top quality locally produced foods, gifts and merchandise. Local charities and community groups will be running stands with raffles and fun challenges, all helping to raise vital funds and showcasing their good work. In the Market Square demonstrations and displays will celebrate the remarkable heritage of the Gorge and street entertainment will keep the crowds amused throughout the day.

Younger visitors can take part in free, hands-on art activities in the Merrythought Village, there will also be donkey rides for a small fee.

Discover more about the history of the Gorge on the day through various free walks and talks, which will detail different aspects of the area’s rich industrial past and follow a specially designed trail around the town.

Visitors to the event will also be able to explore the many riverside shops, pubs, cafés, antique shops, craft centres, restaurants and museums.

Festival goers should use the fast, free and frequent Ironbridge Park and Ride Service that operates from the top of Jiggers Bank (Sat Nav TF4 3QE) into the heart of the event. Station Road car park in Ironbridge will be available for accessible parking only and all other car parks will be for special permit holders

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Venue address

Ironbridge Gorge
Ironbridge Gorge, Telford, Shropshire, TF8 7AD

Venue contact details

Tel: 01952 433 424



From south: Follow M6 J10a, then follow M54 J4
From north: Follow M6 J11, then follow M54 J4


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