Shropshire && the Severn Valley Steam && Cruise
Mon 7th-Fri 11th May 2018
Cost per person £350, Single Room Supplement £60
Visit Shropshire, with its remarkable heritage, a memorable train journey, the gourmet town of Ludlow and a river cruise along the River Severn.
Day 1: Travel to the Buckatree Hall Hotel in Shropshire for a 4 night stay.
Day 2: Enjoy a unique and leisurely 40-minute cruise in Shrewsbury along the famous and very picturesque River Severn loop. Shrewsbury, the birthplace of Charles Darwin, is arguably the finest Tudor town in England and is home to an Abbey, many black && white half-timbered Tudor buildings and an imposing castle.
Day 3: Full steam ahead for an unforgettable and classic rail journey on the Severn Valley Railway from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, with time to explore the ‘twin town’ of Bridgnorth linked together by its own remarkable Cliff Railway. We continue to the historic market town of Ludlow, often referred to as the perfect historic town, with over 500 listed buildings and a castle at its heart.
Day 4: The spectacular Ironbridge Gorge is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy an absorbing day visiting Blists Hill, an open air museum, where townsfolk in traditional dress re-enact life in an authentic Victorian community; the village of Ironbridge and of course, the famous Iron Bridge itself. If time allows, we will also visit Much Wenlock, a medieval town with close ties to the modern Olympics and home to the remains of a 12th century Priory.
Day 5: Time for home.
Buckatree Hall Hotel
Country house hotel in a peaceful rural location, with its own mature gardens.
Tour Package Includes:
4 nights DBB
Severn Valley Railway
Blists Hill Victorian Museum
Shrewsbury River Severn Cruise
Entertainment on 2 nights
Tea/coffee on arrival