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A snapshot into... Telford

  • August 01, 2022

Known as the birthplace of the industrial revolution, Telford blends the best of the old and new, offering locals a good standard of living and drawing more than 3.6 million tourists annually. The town, which still carries the label "town of a thousand trees," also has one of the biggest town parks in the country, which frequently stages musical and entertainment events. Telford has a variety of historic borough and market towns, a thriving nightlife, and attractions for all tastes.

Telford and the NHS

The Shrewsbury and Telford Hospital NHS Trust is the main provider of district general hospital services for nearly half a million people in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin and mid Wales.

Recently the Princess Royal Hospital became the main specialist centre for inpatient head and neck surgery with the establishment of a new Head and Neck ward and enhanced outpatient facilities. It also became the main centre for inpatient Women and Children’s services following the opening of the Shropshire Women and Children’s Centre in September 2014.

Facts about Telford

  • Telford has been known as the Birthplace of Industrial revolution because it is a home of Coalbrookdale. The Ironbridge Gorge area was also associated with the Industrial Revolution.
  • Shropshire which is 20 minutes from Telford is home to the world’s first skyscraper!
  • The Ironbridge Gorge is considered as one of the famous destinations in Telford. It is located at the southern boundaries. The gorge is included in the World Heritage Site of UNESCO.

Cost of Living in Telford

Cost of Renting Accommodation per month in Telford

One-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


One-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment in the City Centre


Three-Bedroom Apartment outside of the City Centre



One-Way Public Transport Ticket


Monthly Public Transport Ticket


1km Taxi Journey



Meal out in a local pub


Meal out for two in a mid-range restaurant, 3 courses


Cinema tickets for one person


One-month gym membership


Tennis court rental for 1 hour on the weekend


Beer 0.5ltr bottle


Coke/Pepsi 0.33ltr bottle





Time It Takes to Travel by Train from Telford to Cities in the UK


Time it Takes to Travel


2 Hour 59 Minutes


2 Hours 39 Minutes


2 Hour 42 Minutes


2 Hours 18 Minutes


4 Hours 35 Minutes


55 Minutes


2 Hours 12 Minutes


4 Hours 24 Minutes


Education in Telford

According to the government website, Telford has 64 primary schools and 23 Secondary schools. To find out more information about term dates, applications, standards, curriculum and general education, visit the

Telford has a number of fantastic colleges that offer A levels as well as a variety of additional courses.

University of Wolverhampton is a large UK university based in the West Midlands, offering undergraduate degrees and postgraduate courses across 4 faculties. The University of Wolverhampton’s first Regional Learning Centre, University Centre Telford has been in operation since April 2015.


Things to do in Telford:

Hoo Zoo & Dinosaur World

Family-focused zoo/farm park with animals from meerkats to farmyard favourites. Hoo Farm is a family run Countryside Attraction nestling in 32 acres of woodland and paddocks in the heart of rural Shropshire. 

Telford Town Park

Telford Town Park is set in the heart of Telford adjacent to South water and Telford Shopping Centre. The park offers a wide range of facilities and activities from long walks with beautiful scenery to hours, multi-use games arena, Toddlers sand and Play Area, Trim Trail, large slide and spider’s web climbing frame.

Ironbridge Gorge Museums

The Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust owns and operates ten museums across the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.


Discover the Magical World of Wonderland where you'll find your favourite fairytale characters and their houses around every corner. Find your way around the Wonderland Maze and enjoy free rides and our indoor soft play.

Relocating to Telford

If you’re an international doctor looking to relocate to Telford, or another location in the UK, please email your CV to [email protected] and we can support you in securing an NHS post and on your journey to relocate to the UK.

Are you a member of our Facebook group? When you join IMG Advisor, you join a community of doctors all looking to relocate to the UK and join the NHS. We post a series of vlogs and blogs to the group every day. We will also be on hand to answer all of your relocation queries.

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Listen to BDI Resourcing on the go to IMG Advisor the Podcast. You can find us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher and Buzzsprout. We have a number of episodes with tips and advice on relocating to the UK and the routes you can take to achieve this.


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