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The densely-wooded, mineral-rich Severn Gorge was the "birthplace of the Industrial Revolution". In 1709, Abraham Darby (1677-1717) was the first to use coke for smelting iron, replacing traditional charcoal. His experiments rapidly revolutionised the iron industry making the construction of buildings such as the Iron Bridge possible. A number of sites along the gorge now form an important industrial museum providing an insight into the industry (Museum of Iron) and life in the gorge (Blists Hill Open Air Museum, Colport China Museum).

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  • end Mar-early Nov: 10am-5pm; rest of year: 10am-4pm or 5pm depending on sites

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    • Language: fra
    • Position : With friends


    très jolie


    comme d'habitude en Angleterre, pas de place de parking

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