Planning your trip

A list of useful tips and links for planning your visit to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

Before your visit

Registering for the conference

Make sure to take advantage of our discounted early-bird rate by 31 March 2017. Registration for the conference will open in the next few weeks and you will receive an email notification once the registration form is open. For full details regarding fees, please see our registration page.


Many countries have a deal with the UK to allow their citizens to enter the country on a 90 day visa free basis. There are of course exceptions and we strongly recommend that you check this information on your government travel website. Some visas can take up to three months to process and will require an invitation letter from the conference organisers.

If you require a visa to visit the UK, please contact Catherine Adkins, who will be able to provide you with supporting documents. Email address:

Please clearly state the following information in your email:

  • Your full name as it appears on your passport:
  • Nationality:
  • Date of Birth:
  • Passport Number:
  • Passport Type:
  • Home/Mobile Number:
  • Email Address:
  • A scanned copy of your passport

Booking accommodation

We have a list of recommended hotels with discounted rates for conference delegates. Please visit the following page for more information: Hotels

Booking flights

The closest airport to the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage site is Birmingham International, which is just under an hour’s drive away. For more information, please visit: Getting from the Airport

Getting Around

Find out more about getting around the UK, including details on how to get from the airport, and information about getting to the conference venue: Getting Around

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