• Ironbridge Gorge

Ironbridge Gorge

The Industrial Revolution was born in the Severn River Valley. In its glory days, this valley — blessed with abundant deposits of iron ore and coal, and a river for transport — gave the world its first iron wheels, steam-powered locomotive, and cast-iron bridge. The museums in Ironbridge Gorge, which capture the flavor of the Victorian Age, take you back into the days when Britain was racing into the modern era, and pulling the rest of the West with her.