National Services Memorial
Often ignored as a base for touring, Staffordshire has so much more to offer than you might expect and this tour will not disappoint. The highlight will no doubt be the included visit to the new World of Wedgwood. Tours are based on Thursday hotel arrivals.
Shugborough • Wedgwood Visitor Centre • The Staffordshire Hoard • National Memorial Arboetum
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Staffordshire.
Day 2 Depart hotel for Shugborough Historic Estate. Following a guided tour of the Mansion House, explore the servants' quarters, see the farm, walled garden and island arboretum. On then to the highlight of the tour, the new World of Wedgwood for an engaging guided tour of the factory, in addition to self guided tours of the world class museum and creative design studios. Visitors will not fail to be impressed by this wonderful modern interpretation of Wedgwood's 250 years' heritage in the ceramics industry.
Day 3 Following a leisurely morning, take the short journey into Stoke on Trent or 'The Potteries' as it is also affectionately known. Visit the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in the Cultural Quarter and see the famous Staffordshire Hoard, the world's largest find of Anglo Saxon gold. This afternoon is at leisure. Enjoy the outdoor market, see Victoria Hall and Regent Theatre, and those who enjoy shopping should visit Intu Potteries.
Day 4 First stop this morning is a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum, one of the most popular of the Millennium projects. Covering 150 acres, this special place honours those who served and continue to serve our nation in many different ways. Venture on to Burton upon Trent to the National Brewery centre for a Full Flagon tour, where an experienced and amusing guide will take you through each step of the brewing process.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Stoke-on-Trent Moat House
A modern hotel built on the Stoke Garden Festival site and attached to Etruria Hall, former residence of Josiah Wedgwood, the 'Father of English Potters'. The hotel has a large reception area, spacious open plan lounge/bar and restaurant.
• 4 star • 147 bedrooms • Lift
• Leisure facilities
• Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
• 4 nights half board in Staffordshire with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Admission to Shugborough Estate with guided tour of Manor House
• Tour of World of Wedgwood
• Visit to Potteries Museum and Art Gallery
• Visit to National Memorial Arboretum
• Full Flagon tour of the National
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