A 'Blinder' of a time in Birmingham

'Peak’ your interest with this ‘blinder’ of a tour to Birmingham and put yourself in the shoes of those that lived in the town during the 19th Century. Discover the story of the industrial revolution, take a trip on the canals and visit the museums at the Ironbridge Gorge where the bridge and surrounding areas were integral to the development of new production processes and techniques, giving ride to the industrial revolution.
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Dudley
We begin the day with a trip to the Black Country Living Museum, where we can discover the story of the industrial revolution and its impact on peoples’ lives and professions. Meet costumed characters, learn from live production demonstrations, or descend into the Museum’s underground mine and see for yourself the harsh conditions experienced by 19th century miners. After lunch we embark on an informative 45-minute boat trip on the Dudley Canals, where we can take in the limestone mines and caverns, see fantastic light shows and audio visual presentations and even have a go at the traditional technique of “legging the boat”.

Day 3 Ironbridge Gorge & Departure
Today, we travel to the well-known Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with ten outstanding attractions, named after the Victorian iron bridge crossing the River Severn – the first in the world. The bridge and surrounding areas were integral to the development of new production processes and techniques, giving ride to the industrial revolution. The museums at Ironbridge Gorge showcase a plethora of interesting experiences and fascinating facts, sure to foster intrigue and capture the imagination. In the afternoon we begin our journey home.
Legend

Copthorne Merry Hill

The Copthorne Merry Hill is set in the canal marina area of Dudley, close to the Merry Hill shopping centre. The modern and bright 138 ensuite rooms are equipped with tea/coffee making facilities, safe and TV. During their stay guests can relax in the stylish bar that serves snacks or enjoy a meal in the restaurant. The hotel also has a spa and swimming pool.

Copthorne Merry Hill

Dudley, West Midlands
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £179pp
Single Supplement from £35

Dates available
08/05/20
05/06/20
18/09/20

Inclusions
• Porterage on arrival & departure
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Full cooked breakfast
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Free use of leisure facilities
• Entrance to the Black Country Living Museum
• 45-minute Dudley Canal Trust Boat Trip
• All-Sites entrance to Ironbridge Gorge Museums
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£179 for 3 days

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