The Splendours of Shropshire
There are many excursion possibilities in Shropshire and the Welsh Marshes. Step back in time on this tour and explore the fascinating history of this beautiful region with a visit to the award winning attractions of the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a Historic Working Farm and a scenic river cruise.
River Cruise • Cream Tea • Wrekin Woods • Ironbridge Gorge Museums • Ludlow
Day 1 Travel to the hotel with a guided tour at the RAF Museum, Cosford or a visit to the Jinny Ring Craft Centre in Worcestershire en-route (additional cost applies).
Day 2 A short drive to medieval Shrewsbury, the first home of Charles Darwin for a cruise on the River Severn followed by time at leisure to explore the cobbled streets and excellent shopping on offer. Depart mid-afternoon for Love Plants, a dedicated plant specialist for a browse of the traditional favourites and more grand specimens in stock. Enjoy an included cream tea before departing.
Day 3 A full day visiting the attractions offered at the Ironbridge Gorge UNESCO World Heritage Site, commonly referred to as 'the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution' and home to the world’s first cast bridge. We have included the 'All Sites' ticket which allows admission to all attractions including Blists Hill Victorian Town with its street of shops, a state of the art visitor centre and narrow gauge railway. Costumed guides are on hand to provide information on what life was like in Victorian times.
Day 4 This morning, enjoy a scenic drive via the woods of Wenlock Edge to Church Stretton, set in the hills of ‘Little Switzerland’, before arriving at Acton Scott Historic Working Farm. As seen on BBC’s Victorian Farm, visitors will become familiar with the country life of yesteryear through the regular demonstrations from the Wheelwright, Farrier and Blacksmith. Travel on for free time in Ludlow, 'Shropshire’s Food and Drink Capital' and return via the open scenery of Corvedale.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
All tours are tailored to your requirements and can be adapted for travel by coach and/or air as you prefer
Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford
This traditional hotel has a lovely rural setting within Wrekin woods. The hotel provides groups with a warm welcome and offers inviting public areas, well maintained gardens and a lovely ornamental pond.
• 3 star • 62 bedrooms
• Lift to most rooms
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Shropshire with:
Tea/coffee on arrival, Porter service
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Cruise on River Severn
• Cream Tea at Love Plants
• 'All Sites' ticket for Ironbridge Gorge Museums
• Admission to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
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