REVIEWS OF THE RAVEN HOTEL
The Industrial Revolution was a period when Britain led the world in its advance towards the modern technological age.
From 1760 to 1840, the world changed. Steam engines appeared on the railways and weaving engines in the vast new mills. Travel and manufacturing were transformed, new materials were evolved and pioneering structures were made.
The Iron Bridge at Coalbrookdale, completed in 1779 by Abraham Darby III, was the world’s first cast-iron bridge. The novelty of the bridge’s construction and its functional, elegant design attracted tourists from all over Europe.
All who saw it realised that a new world was dawning.
Where to stay: The Raven Hotel is ten minutes’ drive away in Much Wenlock.
Dan Cruikshank, Mail on Saturday
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