Severn Valley, Ironbridge & Welsh Borderlands

Severn Valley, Ironbridge & Welsh Borderlands

A step back in time to a slower pace of life, visiting medieval towns, a living Victorian museum and a steam train jouney

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A step back in time to a slower pace of life, visiting medieval towns, a living Victorian museum and a steam train jouney

Tucked away on the Welsh border, Shropshire is a delightful area to visit.  Unchanged for decades the unspoilt countryside and pretty medieval towns are all there to be enjoyed.  Take a trip back through time with a steam train journey and a recreated Victorian town.

Monday

After leaving Yorkshire we travel through Wales to the border market town of Oswestry where we will have a short break at the British Ironwork Centre and Shropshire Sculpture Park. We continue our journey to Wellington where we will be welcomed with tea and biscuits on arrival at the Buckatree Hall Hotel.

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Tuesday

After breakfast we start the day in Shrewsbury, one of England's finest Tudor towns, with black and white buildings and hidden alleyways. We then take a scenic drive through rolling borderlands to Ludlow, probably one of the most picturesque medieval towns in the country.

B, D

Wednesday

Today we travel to Ironbridge, the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the site of the world's first Iron Bridge, built in the 1700s. We will visit the Tar Tunnel, Coalport China Museum and Blists Hill Victorian town, where costumed staff provide a fascinating insight into the regions industrial heritage.

B, D

Thursday

This morning we head first to Bridgnorth, a 17th century river port divided into the upper town and the lower town, connected by a funicular railway. Later we catch the steam train for the scenic journey along the Severn Valley to Kidderminster. We spend the afternoon in vibrant Worcester before returning to the hotel.

B, D

Friday

After breakfast today we leave the hotel and make the short journey home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

Buckatree Hall Hotel, Wellington ***

 

Buckatree Hall is a comfortable country house hotel, set in its own mature gardens with a private lake. The Lakeside Restaurant enjoys stunning views, the bar is decorated in a refreshingly different style and lounge provides the perfect setting to relax before and after dining.  All en suite bedrooms have been newly refurbished and are equipped with tv, iron and ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

Holiday includes...

 

4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Tea & biscuits on check in

Glass of wine with dinner

3 full day excursions

Entry to Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Single steam train journey

Entertainment one night

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
BINGLEY Outside Wetherspoons, Main Street
Bingley
BRADFORD Interchange, Stand T to V
Bradford
HALIFAX Bus Station, Stand E3
Halifax
KEIGHLEY Outside Wetherspoons, North Street
Keighley
SHIPLEY BUS STATION Bus Station, Market Square, Stand 3
Shipley
SKIPTON Outside Bus Station, Keighley Road
Skipton
WIBSEY Bus turnaround, High Street
Wibsey
WYKE Outside Travel with Kare, Town Gate
Wyke
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