A guide to living in Telford
Telford is the largest town in Shropshire, and one of the fastest-growing towns in the United Kingdom. It sits about 13 miles east of Shrewsbury and 30 miles north west of Birmingham. Telford is well-loved for its extensive shopping centre, Southwater, and its stunning 450-acre Town Park. Living in Telford, you will enjoy thriving town life as well as beautiful nature.
Getting around Telford
With regular trains to Birmingham (just 45 minutes away) and Manchester (1.5 hours away), getting to and from Telford is pleasingly convenient. And getting around the town itself could not be easier, thanks to the Arriva bus service. You can also travel to Shrewsbury, Wolverhampton and Bridgnorth on one of the regular Arriva bus routes.
With over 160 exciting stores, cafes and restaurants, Telford Centre makes for a great day out. Telford shopping centre is one of the UK’s largest convered shopping malls, spanning 70 acres, comprising of more than 170 units and car parking for 3,600 vehicles.
Telford Centre boasts a delightful mix of fashion, beauty, homeware and food. Popular high street stores include Marks & Spencer, Debenhams, House of Fraser and Primark.
Prefer to go shopping in a town with quaint historic buildings? Then travel a few miles down the M54 and you’ll find the county town of Shrewsbury. Here you’ll discover wonderful independent shops and unique market stalls.