The English village of Ironbridge is located on the banks of the River Severn. The village is located at the centre of the Ironbridge Gorge, which is in Telford. The village of Ironbridge is located within the parish that is known as the Gorge and this is part of the borough that is known as Wrekin and Telford. The village of Ironbridge is located in Shropshire.
The village of Ironbridge developed along side the famous iron bridge and this is where the village took its name. This famous iron bridge is about thirty meters in length and it was built as a way to cross the river. The iron bridge dates back to 1779.
By the start of the nineteenth century the village of Ironbridge has welcomes many famous visitors which included Benjamin Disraeli. By the middle part of the twentfth century the village of Ironbridge was in decline. During 1986 the village of Ironbridge had become a world heritage site. The village is now a major attraction for tourists within the county of Shropshire.
Nowadays a lot of the industries within the village of Ironbridge and the surrounding area are tourism related. The area is still home to a teddy bear manufacturing company that was started in 1931. The village of Ironbridge is still home to a range of establishments including a post office, various public houses, a pharmacy, a range of cafes and also a good selection of small shops.
There is a range of annual events held within the village, which includes a Coracle Regatta and this event is held in August along the River Severn.