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Our venue is the Telford International Centre (TIC).

A photograph of the iron bridge over Ironbridge Gorge.
Ironbridge Gorge (CC BY-SA 4.0).
A map showing Telford relative to the rest of the United Kingdom.
Telford is located just to the west of Birmingham.

Transport

Telford is located in Shropshire, in the West Midlands. It is located on the A5 and M54, and is a 45–60 minute train journey from Birmingham (approximately 2 hours from Manchester and 2.5 hours from London Euston). It has a range of hotels and nearby cultural and historical sites that make it an attractive location for Eastercon.

TIC

The Telford International Centre will enable us to have the majority of programming, the dealers’ room, the art show, and the social space on the same level in the same building within a short distance of one another. This means the space will flow nicely, and that the convention will be extremely accessible for all Eastercon members.

Hotels

We are currently negotiating rates with five hotels in Telford.

The International Hotel, Holiday Inn, Premier Inn, and Travelodge are within 500 metres’ walk of the Telford International Centre; the Ramada Telford Ironbridge is a 1.3 kilometre walk (or short taxi ride). All the hotels are a flat walk to the International Centre, as Telford is a very flat town.

Telford’s hotel prices are typically lower than bigger cities, and we are expecting to get good group rates in the hotels which will allow us to offer rooms at all price points. COVID-19 means that there is some uncertainty on the hotels’ part this far from Easter 2024, and so we cannot confirm exact pricing at the current time. However, we expect to agree excellent deals for our members.

Local Area

Ironbridge Gorge is at the southern edge of the Telford area, and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The bridge that crosses the gorge is the first iron bridge of its kind in the world. Shrewsbury, which is 20 minutes away by train, is a very historical town with a lot to see. The countryside is beautiful, and Telford is known for its rich industrial heritage, as well as being home to one of three time machines installed by Kit Williams.

One of the programme rooms that we'll have access to, containing one lonely red chair.
The Ironbridge suite is named after the nearby UNESCO World Heritage Site.