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Getting here

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By road

Wellington is located about four miles west of Telford Centre and ten miles east of Shrewsbury, plan your journey on AA Route Planner.

  • From Telford and the West Midlands, take the M54 motorway (exit at Junction 7).
  • From Shrewsbury and Mid Wales, take the A5 dual carriageway or, for a slightly more scenic route through Atcham, the B4380 (known to locals as ‘the old A5’).
  • From the north, take the A442 south from Whitchurch, or the A518 from Stafford.

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All Council owned car parks in Wellington are free to use every day of the week, but be aware that some are short stay and some long stay. All parking is within just a few minutes’ walk of the centre.

View the wellington long stay car park locations.

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By rail 

Wellington Station is conveniently located in the centre of the town with regular direct rail services to and from Birmingham (via Telford and Wolverhampton) and Wales (via Shrewsbury). Birmingham is around 45 minutes journey time, and Shrewsbury around 12 minutes. Note that east-bound Birmingham trains depart from the car park side of the station, and west-bound Shrewsbury services from the ticket office or ‘town’ side of the station. These platforms are connected by a pedestrian bridge.

For travel to / from London, change at Birmingham New Street or Wolverhampton. Virgin Trains operates two direct services a day to and from London. Total journey time to London is around 2.5 hours. You can plan your journey at the National Rail Enquiries website.

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By bike

Wellington is located on Route 81 of the National Cycle Network and secure parking facilities are available at locations around the town centre, including in Market Square. Help with spares and repairs can be found at Perry’s Cycles, 33 Tan Bank, in the centre of the town.

Most local trains have capacity for up to two bicycles (no tandems or tricycles) although a reservation may be required on some services. For more information, visit the West Midlands Trains website.