Tips for Telford mini-bus and coach tourism

Useful tips for Telford bus groups with ‘what to see’ and ‘what to do’ items and  ‘bus- friendly’ or must see tourist sites in Telford . Check our list of attractions before planning your bus tour with a stop or departure in Telford . Let us know if your favourite attraction or ‘bus-stop’ is not there and you think we should add it to our list of Telford highlights.

City tours in Telford

You can rent a bus in Telford for tours in the city or in Telford and Wrekin Region. When you are in the town park, it is possible to rent a bike. That way it is possible for you to have a tour around the park, which is approximately one and a half mile long. This route goes through different paths. From the park, it is possible to take the Birdgnorth Linear route. This is including through the national cycle route 55. This route is about 35 miles and goes through the Bridgnorth where the route runs along the water. The route along the water is forbidden for cars so this way, cycling is more comfortable and safer.

Limerick’s Unique Richard Russell Fountain

Limerick’s Unique Richard Russell Fountain credit: William Murphy CC BY-SA 2.0

It is also possible to cycle to the Ironbridge. Starting at the park, in about half an hour you’ve reached the next stop: the Ironbridge The museums in Ironbridge have a bicycle which makes it possible to go by bike to these museums.

There is also a cycle path that goes in the direction of the nature area the Telford and Wrekin. This route takes between 2 and 4 hours and goes through the Jackfield Tile Museum at the Wrekin. From the Wrekin there is a beautiful view over the Shropshire district. The route continues through the Iron Bridge over the River Servern and then it goes back to the bike rental in the city park. The route is about 18 mile long.

Display of tiling and other ceramics inside the Jackfield Tile Museum.

Display of tiling and other ceramics inside the Jackfield Tile Museum. credit: Roantrum CC BY 2.0

Transportation to and from the airport

There are three airports situated near the town Telford, namely Liverpool John Lennon Airport (LPL), Birmingham International Airport (BHX) and Manchester Airport (MAN). You can reserve or request minibus or coach with driver in the city of Telford, where you can choose from multiple specialized companies, and you can request a size or specific type of bus.

From the airport Birmingham International Airport fly airlines like Flybe, Air France and Lufthansa. EasyJet, Ryanair and Flybe fly from Liverpool John Lennon Airport. From Manchester Airport there also fly a few larger airlines such as KLM, Delta Airlines and American Airlines.

Telford has several companies that offer transportation to and from the airport.
Telford Taxis is located in Shifnal east of Telford. In addition to airport transportation, Telford Taxis also provides taxi rides. These trips may be due to a day of shopping or a business trip. The airports they visit include Birmingham Airport and Manchester Airport. The taxis are available 24 hours a day.

K & L Executive Travel is located in the south from the city Telford. They have cars for weddings, transportation to and from the airport, theatre outings, transportation to and from the port, and business meetings.

Alton Towers Waterpark, previously named Cariba Creek, at Alton Towers Theme Park.

Alton Towers Waterpark, previously named Cariba Creek, at Alton Towers Theme Park. credit: Andrewmc123 Public Domain


Telford has several pubs and nightclubs. In addition, there is the theatre in Oakdale.
Besides that there is also a Night Club at the Central Square in Newport. Newport is in the north of the town of Telford. The club is open every Friday and Saturday from 10.00 to 03.00.

Travel by plane

Near the region Telford and Wrekin are three airports: Birmingham International Airport, Manchester Airport and Liverpool John Lennon Airport. 

The nearest airport is Birmingham International Airport. Birmingham International Airport (BHX) is at a distance of 45 miles and takes about an hour. The airlines such as Flybe, Air France and Lufthansa fly to Birmingham International Airport. 

From the Liverpool John Lennon Airport it is about an half hour to the region Telford and Wrekin. The distance is about 65 miles, 105 kilometres. From here, you can fly with Easyjet, Flybe and Ryanair.
From the Manchester Airport it is approximately 1 hour and 20 minutes to the region Telford and Wrekin. The larger airlines Delta Airlines,

American Airlines, and KLM fly to Manchester Airport. There are also low cost airlines like EasyJet and Ryanair that fly to Manchester Airport. Airlines Airlines credit: Paul Lucas CC BY 2.0
International Airport of Birmingham-West Midlands

Travel by road

It is possible to use a minibus, bus, taxi, limousine or coach to reach the region Telford and Wrekin. The main roads passing through the area are the M54, which becomes the A5 to Shrewsbury in the district Shropshire, the A518 to Stafford and the A41. The A41 goes trough Telford and Wrekin towards Birmingham.  

Hardings Travel LTD inside red

Inside executive coach from Hardings Travel LTD

Business Travel and Tourism

One of the possibilities for the conference centre is the Lilleshall National Sports Centres. This is located in the south of Newport. Newport is situated in the north of the region Telford and Wrekin. There is also catering available for 20 to 100 people in the conference room. There are other facilities in the conference room too, for 8 to 360 people.

The Grays Convention Centre is not only a conference centre but also a hotel. This is located near the city centre of the city Telford. It is close to the A5 motorway and the M54. The facilities in this conference centre are WiFi, free parking, 24 hour room service, special conference rooms and meeting areas. It is also possible to stay in the hotel if your conference or work meeting contains several days.

Taking tea on the terrace

Taking tea on the terrace credit: Sue Hasker - Apologies to my followers for my rece CC BY-ND 2.0
Sunnycroft, Wellington, Telford, Shropshire - National Trust property

Golf Travel and Tourism

The region Telford and Wrekin has about 5 golf courses. The Shropshire Golf Centre is located in Muxton. Muxton is situated in the north of the city Telford. The facilities included a shop, a grill and a bar. There is also a possibility to celebrate a wedding at the Shropshire Golf Centre. 

The Wrekin Golf Club is located in Wellington. This is in the north of the town Telford. The club has a clubhouse where you can eat.

The Horsehay village golf club is located in Horsehay in the region Telford and Wrekin. It features a clubhouse where it is possible to eat and it is open for golfers, but also for people who do not play golf. In addition, there is a shop on the golf club where golfers can buy footwear and sport equipments. 

Shropshire Golf Centre The club house at the centre of the Shropshire Golf course

Shropshire Golf Centre The club house at the centre of the Shropshire Golf course. credit: A Holmes CC BY-SA 2.0

Tours in the region Telford and Wrekin

There are several tourist attractions in the region Telford and Wrekin. Your tour with private transport in a rented bus or minibus with driver around Telford and Wrekin can start with a visit to the town of the city Telford, to admire the Buildwas Abbey. These are ruins of an Cistercian Abbey in 1135. It was discovered by Roger de Clinton. This abbey was founded as a monastery and were inhabited by a small group of monks. This abbey is including a church from the 12th century with its Chapter House with intact tired floor and the decorative masonry. There has recently been a Chapel opened and also the fish pond in the garden is to visit. It is possible to walk around the fish pond and have a picnic. These remains of the Abbey are considered one of the best preserved examples of the 12th century of the Cistercian church. 

Buildwas Abbey, ruin

Buildwas Abbey, ruin credit: steve p2008 CC BY 2.0

From the city Horsehay to the city Telfordthere is a steam train that drives. The steam train runs from Easter to the end of September on Sundays and holidays and also with Christmas.
The park in the city centre of Telford, also called the Telford Town Park, is an attraction itself. There are several gardens. There is also a playground for children, sport fields.

Glasshouse at Sunnycroft

Glasshouse at Sunnycroft credit: Sue Hasker - Apologies to my followers for my rece CC BY-ND 2.0

Villa Sunnycroft is situated in Wellington. This villa was built in 1880 in the Victorian period until 1977 this villa inhabited by the family Lander.  This villa belongs to the national fund now and can be visited to see how the family Lander has lived in this villa. The interior is completely unchanged. It is also possible to visit the medicine cabinet and the bowling room. These rooms are parts of the villa.  The villa is build with red brick. The garden with the orchards and the vegetable garden are also possible to visit.  In the old smoking area it is possible to have some drinks in the teahouse. For the children there is a quiz.

What to see during your tour in Telford with a hired minibus

When you visit the town of Telford in the Telford and Wrekin district, it is recommended to visit these sights:


This is located in the city park in the centre of Telford. There are several attractions here; including a maze and it is also a place where various fairy tales come to life. In the winter it is converted into a winter wonderland with snowmen, a reindeer and a Santa Claus.

Snow White

Snow White"s House,Wonderland, Telford Town Park. credit: Carol Walker CC BY-SA 2.0

Weston Park

This park is located in the east of Telford. It features a gallery with a changing exhibition, a shop and a grill restaurant. The shop is selling local products. In addition, events are held.

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum

This museum is located in Ironbridge, the south from Telford. It belongs to the Iron Brigde museum fund, where about 10 museums are covered. Here you can experience living in the Gorge in 1796. It is also possible to see the history of the Gorge and the local products. Besides that, there is also the possibility to go see a movie about the Gorge. 

Ironbridge gorge museums

Ironbridge gorge museums credit: Clive Richardson CC BY-ND 2.0

The Iron Bridge

This bridge is located in the west of the city Telford. This bridge was the first cast iron bridge in the world. The bridge is being built in 1779 by Abraham Darby the 3rd. It is a symbol of the industrial revolution. The Iron Bridge crosses the River Severn. In the nearby Tolhuis, there’s an exhibition which explains why the bridge was build.

The Jackfield Tile Museum is located south of the town of Telford. The Jackfield Tile Museum is one of the 10 museums of the Iron Brigde museum fund. The Jackfield Tile Museum is one of the factories that were at the centre of the tile industry. It is possible to visit the infirmary for children, a pub and a metro station a visit. In addition, to see which tiles are adorned techniques then it is also possible to attend a workshop. There is also a café and it is possible to buy souvenirs.

Iron bridge with flowers

Iron bridge with flowers credit: UpSticksNGo Crew CC BY 2.0

The house of the Darby family

Is in Coalbrookdale Telford south of the city. This is one of the 10 museums under the Ironbridge museum fund fall. There are several rooms to visit which include porcelain, costumes and family papers. It is also possible to dress up in costumes. A visit at the Darby house takes about an hour. Moreover, in the nearby Coalbrookdale Museum souvenir shop and it is possible to eat and drink. In addition, there is a large souvenir shop in the nearby Coalbrookdale Museum.

Hoo Farm

Is a farm where you can find several animals. It is family run and is situated north of the town of Telford. The animals that are to be conducted, you can ride horse and in addition, it is possible to take care of donkeys. Besides these animals there are also owls, ostriches, lizards and snakes. There is also a souvenir shop and it is possible to have a drink in the cafe.


Shropshire’s largest shopping center is located in the center of the town of Telford. There are about 150 shops situated there. The mall is open every day of the week. There is also a crèche where they will look after your children while shopping.

In addition there is a large indoor shopping center north of the city of Telford. There are several shops there, including clothing stores, shoe shops, opticians, but also hairdressers and agencies.

Telford Plaza Phase 2 Atrium

Telford Plaza Phase 2 Atrium credit: WiNG CC BY 3.0


Is an indoor jungle that is situated in Trench Lock north of the town of Telford. Jungleland was opened in 2005. It is possible to go on a safari jeep tour. There is also a souvenir shop and a jungle train. You can also sleep in the jungle or go laser gaming.

Broseley Broseley

Clay pipe museum is located in the south of Telford. In this factory were used pipes made of clay. These pipes were exported all over the world. The factory is to visit and it is also possible to view a movie about the clay pipes. You can also see a Dutch Long Straw pipe among other various clay pipes.

Food and drink

There are about 80 restaurants in and around the town of Telford in Telford and Wrekin district. The restaurants range from American, Asian, Italian, Irish, British and Indian. An example of Indian cuisine is the Spiceland restaurant. The restaurant is located in Wellington, in the north of Telford. The restaurant has won an award in 2008: the United Kingdom Masterchef.

Severn Restaurant is located in Ironbridge. The restaurant serves local food where possible and they grow their own food throughout the season. It is food that includes a variety of fruits, herbs and lettuce.

10 minutes to midnight - New Year

10 minutes to midnight - New Year"s Day credit: Chris CC BY-SA 2.0
And we are in the deadest pub in Telford, England.

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