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Public and private transport in Telford is ideal for taking you out and about, with busestrains, cycle hire and Uber cabs available across the town and region. The University inter-campus bus is also in operation during term-time, taking you across our other campuses free of charge.  

Telford Central station is conveniently located just a short distance from the campus, providing convenient access to various exciting destinations such as Chester, Shrewsbury, Birmingham, and Aberystwyth. 

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Cyclists in Telford riding together through a grassy path, six in close formation while two more follow behind
Telford Bus Station with three light blue buses parked outside it, a large H and M logo on the side of the building
Telford Central train station with a taxi parked outside

Top 5 destinations direct from Telford.

Shrewsbury is within easy reach of Telford, and takes just 20 minutes by train. The town is a delightful blend of medieval charm and contemporary allure, with picturesque streets lined with timber-framed buildings and many historical and cultural landmarks to take in, including Shrewsbury Castle, St. Mary's Church and Shrewsbury Museum and Art Gallery.  

The town also boasts an array of independent shops and cozy cafés. We also recommend a scenic walk in The Quarry Park to visit the Dingle Gardens, a stroll along the River Severn, where you can rent a boat or canoe, or simply stop for a drink or bite to eat at any of the canal-side pubs or restaurants.

Chester, accessible by a direct train from Telford in under 90 minutes, is a picturesque city steeped in history. Visit Chester Cathedral, the Grosvenor Museum or walk Chester’s Roman City Walls to explore more about the city's storied past. Don’t forget to keep your eyes peeled for the historic Eastgate Clock right in the heart of the city, which has been in place since 1899. 

For the best bars and shops Eastgate and Northgate shopping areas offer a mix of high street favourites and upscale boutiques. We also recommend taking a stroll along the scenic canal-side and indulging in the welcoming atmosphere of bars and restaurants at locations like Watergate Street.  

Birmingham is the UK’s second-largest city and can be reached in less than 40 minutes by train. You’ll find an array of canal-side bars and restaurants at Brindley Place, high street favourites and luxury stores inside the Bull Ring Shopping Centre, and amazing exhibitions and artwork on show at the iconic Birmingham Museum and Art gallery.  

London is our capital city where there is an endless array of things to do and discover. Reachable by a direct train in just over 2 hours and 15 minutes, it’s easy to explore in a single day.  

Check out London’s famous West End for all the latest shows and plays including long-running favourites such as The Lion King, Les Misérables and Mamma Mia.  

Seeking some arts and culture? Known as the ‘Museum District’, head to South Kensington for all the world-famous galleries and museums including The Natural History Museum.  

Dotted right across the capital, experience some of London’s best street-food markets and market halls including Borough, Seven Dials and Spitalfields markets – to name just a few! 

Aberystwyth, a coastal town nestled on the west coast of Wales offers a unique and picturesque escape, accessible in just under 2 hours and 20 minutes from Telford.  

Surrounded by the scenic beauty of Cardigan Bay and the Cambrian Mountains, we recommend visiting Aberystwyth's vibrant seafront, where you'll discover a variety of quaint cafés, seafood restaurants and bars including Bottle and Barrel which sells locally made craft beers and Welsh gin.  

Explore the town's historic charm with landmarks like Aberystwyth Castle built in 1110 and the Victorian-era Old College. For cultural enrichment, the Aberystwyth Arts Centre hosts a diverse range of exhibitions and performances.