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  • Ironbridge Gorge, England
    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.