Short Break To Shropshire
Monday 24th – Thursday 27th August 2020
4 days, 3 nights half board
Accommodation: 3* Buckatree Hall Hotel in Telford
En route to Shropshire, we will stop in the City of Coventry visiting the Cathedral. A guide will lead you through the history of the Ruins, the Blitz and the building of the New Cathedral.
Day 2 Visiting Ironbridge and its museums.
There will be some free time to walk across the world famous Iron Bridge of 1779. From there, you can choose to take the short walk alongside the river to the Museum of Gorge located in the Old Severn Warehouse. See what the Gorge was like in 1796 with the help of a giant 12m long model. Discover why the Gorge was made a World Heritage Site during a short film.
Leaving the Ironbridge, we visit Blists Hill where with your included passport ticket you will meet Victorians in this recreated Victorian town. Exchange your money in the Bank; admire the goods in the Grocers, Bakery and Sweet shop. Payable locally, you may choose to purchase traditional fish and chips. Visitors can ride the short distance through the woods on the narrow gauge ailway in to the Clay Mine.
Day 3 – A 1 hour river Severn boat cruise
Boarding the ‘Sabrina for a 1 hour river cruise with live commentary. Morning coffee, tea and cake will be served whilst onboard. You will learn about the history of the town which was founded by the Saxons and most extensively, by the Tudors. This town is famed for its castle, spires, abbey, parklands and half-timbered medieval houses. Sit back, relax and enjoy.
We continue our journey to the historic market town of Ludlow which is surrounded by the unspoilt and beautiful hilly countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh border country, known as the Welsh Marches. The town centre has over 450 listed buildings. Visit the market and have lunch before we continue our travels to Stokesay Castle.
Stokesay Castle: Quite simply the best finest and best-preserved fortified medieval manor house in England. Set in peaceful countryside near the Welsh border and the castle, timber-framed gatehouse and parish church form an unforgettably picturesque group. Extensive tree-ring dating confirms that Lawrence had completely virtually the whole of the still surviving house by 1291, using the same team of carpenters throughout.
Checking out of the hotel, today begins with an included visit to Royal Air Force Museum, Cosford. This museum houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom with over 70 historic aircraft displayed in three wartime hangers on an active airfield and the collection spans nearly 80 years of aviation history of the era. Lunch can be purchased here before we continue our journey home.
There are twin, double and single rooms available
Price: £499 per person
Fully payment required at time of booking, deposit (non refundable) required by 15th May 2020
To book your space contact the team on 01707 645005