Monday, 20 July 2015

Ironbridge Gorge

It was the time of year for our annual catch up with old work friends and this year we were meeting up in Bridgnorth.

As we weren't meeting up until Friday evening, Martin and I decided to have a stop off at the lovely Ironbridge Gorge on our way.

It's somewhere that I've not visited for a very long time and that Martin has never been.  I knew he would love it, so it seemed like a sound plan for a chilled out wander about with maybe a spot of lunch thrown in for good measure.

We parked up across the river and wandered slowly over the bridge to the village.  There are great views of both the village and the river from the bridge and we took plenty of photos on the way.
It's a beautiful setting and the bridge and the river both looked lovely in the warm summer sunshine. It was also really nice and quiet, which made for a very relaxing wander about.

Once on the other side of the bridge there are plenty of great viewing points to get a really good look at the whole of the bridge it all its glory.


Other than the bridge there is a really lovely little high street with quaint shops full of lovely bits and pieces, really good for a mooch around.
There are also some really pretty quaint little streets and the whole of the village is overlooked by the church.
It was soon time for a refreshment break and we headed into The Tea Emporium, where we had a very nice lunch, 
It was only really when we left that we realised why it was called The Tea Emporium.
After lunch we had another quick wander around, before making our way back over the bridge and onto our final destination.  We'd had a lovely afternoon and would definitely recommend a visit if you are in the area.

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