It is named after civil engineer Thomas Telford.
The town was put together in the 1960s and 1970s as a new town on what was previously industrial and agricultural land and smaller towns.
Like other planned towns of the era, Telford was created from the merger of other smaller settlements, most notably the towns of Wellington, Oakengates, Madeley and Dawley.
Telford Shopping Centre, a modern shopping mall, was constructed at the new town's geographical centre, along with an extensive Town Park.
The M54 motorway was completed in 1983, connecting the town with the West Midlands conurbation.
Telford has easy transport links to all parts of the borough. Here we have included some of the local maps
and directions which are designed so that you can familiarise yourself with the Telford area.
There are numerous places to visit in and around Telford - too many to mention!
Some of the other exciting areas you may like to consider visiting whilst you are in Telford:
Telford Town Park is conveniently located just off Junction 5 of the M54, and is within 10 minutes walk of Telford's main bus station,
20 minutes from Telford Central Train Station, and benefits from a number of local car parking areas.
A number of local bus routes run the perimeter of the park and for local visitors the park is easily accessible from a number of residential areas.