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1930s musical evening at Blists Hill Victorian Town Friday, 28th July

Step back in time, don your vintage best, and go along to a nostalgic 1930s musical evening, being held at Blists Hill Victorian Town on Friday, 28th July. The event is part of a series of themed evenings with dinner and entertainment to celebrate the Ironbridge Gorge Museums’ 50th Anniversary.
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One of the ‘must ride’ races in the 2017 cyclocross calendar takes place at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday 8th July

The Queen Victoria Cyclocross Race, a unique off-road cycling event, will be held at Blists Hill Victorian Town, Shropshire on Saturday, 8th July. Sponsored by Ludgate Finance and broadcast on Sky TV/Virgin Bike Channel, it attracts over 300 riders from across the UK all competing over a course like no other.
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Blists Hill Victorian Town Holds its first Steampunk Weekend Festival ‘The Town that Never Was’ 1st – 2nd July

Steampunks and their friends are invited to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge over the weekend of 1st and 2nd July for its first ever Steampunk Festival. The fantastical ‘Town that Never Was’ day and evening event is part of the Ironbridge Gorge Museum’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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Cosford serves up another tasty festival

A tasty line-up of over 90 local producers has been announced for this year’s Cosford Food Festival, which promises to serve up the very best food and drink the Midland’s has to offer. Popular favorites on the food festival scene as well as brand new local producers are all on board for this year’s festival, which takes place on 22-23 July 2017.
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Hotbuckle Productions of Far from the Madding Crowd - Blists Hill Victorian Town, Father’s Day Sunday 18th June - Dads go free when accompanied by a full paying adult

Hotbuckle Productions will be coming to Blists Hill Victorian Town, near Ironbridge on Father’s Day, Sunday, 18th June with their own inspired adaptation of Thomas Hardy’s classic novel, Far from the Madding Crowd, telling the story with humour and emotion. To celebrate dad’s special day, Hotbuckle are giving free tickets to any father who is accompanied by another full paying adult.
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Take advantage of great savings on a summer of fun with Merlin

There has never been a better time to start planning your family’s summer adventures. Enjoy access to 32 top attractions across the UK with a Merlin Annual Pass which is now available for the fantastic price of just £119 per person* during the BIG SUMMER SALE!
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Welcome to Ironbridge & Shropshire... visit official website

Love the slow life. Love Shropshire.

Ironbridge

You would think, wouldn't you, that the county in which the modern Olympic movement was founded (in a town called Much Wenlock) would be prone to being boastful. That the county would have a giant sign saying 'Birthplace of Darwin'. Or it would never stop broadcasting the fact that the Industrial Revolution began here in the workshops and forges of Ironbridge.

But this wouldn't be very Shropshire-like. This is a gentle, unspoiled place inhabited by warm, welcoming people who must wake up most days grinning at their good fortune.

Shropshire is located to the west of the region bordering Wales, and really feels like it's off the beaten track. It's full of fresh clean air and green open spaces. You'll discover the county town of Shrewsbury (birthplace of Darwin), half timbered buildings, little independent shops and tea rooms. Not a single mega store.

Meanwhile, and not too far away, there is Ludlow. Recently named the greatest town in Britain and England's finest market town - it's famous for its country events and excellent food, and home to an enchanting castle.

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