Exploring Shropshire & Staffordshire

Our fantastic 4 star hotel is the perfect base from which to explore the many attractions of Shropshire and Staffordshire. Our new Suggested Itinerary includes the RAF Museum in Cosford, the National Memorial Arboretum, a River Severn boat cruise, a visit to the World of Wedgwood, Trentham Gardens and of course, Blists Hill Victorian Town!

Driver Comment: “The group really enjoyed their stay at this hotel!” (Sept 2016)
Day 1 Arrival in Telford
Departing our local area this morning, we make our way to Telford.

Day 2 National Memorial Arboretum & RAF Museum Cosford 84 mile round trip
This morning we visit the National Memorial Arboretum near Lichfield. The Arboretum is an evolving, maturing woodland landscape featuring 30,000 trees and more than 300 memorials, each with a story waiting to be shared. The 150-acre site is a living, growing tribute to those who have served and continue to serve our country. A 50 minute journey on the land train will provide us with lovely views across the landscape and introduce us to some of the memorials. After lunch we pay a visit to the RAF Museum Cosford. Over 70 aircraft of international importance are housed within 3 wartime hangars and within the
National Cold War Exhibition. The highlights are the world’s oldest Spitfire, a Lincoln Bomber and one of the finest engine and missile collections in the world.

Day 3 Blists Hill Victorian Town & Sabrina River Cruise 44 mile round trip
Today, we take a short trip to Telford and visit Blists Hill Victorian Town, a living museum that vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era. We experience life as it was over 100 years ago through sights, sounds, smells and tastes as Victorian characters give us a fascinating insight into Victorian life as they go about their daily lives in their cottages, shops and places of work. After lunch we board our coach and travel to Shrewsbury and enjoy a relaxing 45 minute boat cruise on the famous and picturesque River Severn whilst enjoying live commentary and tea/coffee with biscuits. We will have time to spend at leisure in Shrewsbury, which is renowned for its spectacular black and white buildings, Shrewsbury Abbey and Castle.

Day 4 World of Wedgwood & Trentham Gardens 67 mile round trip
This morning we travel to the World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience which celebrates the very best of British industrial design and heritage. Here we take a factory tour and learn about all aspects of production and techniques. We can trace 250 years of design and production in the museum, and discover the story of Josiah Wedgwood and his lasting influence on industry, society and local infrastructure, and of course there will be time to make a purchase in the Flagship Store or Factory Outlet before we leave. We spend a peaceful afternoon in the nearby Trentham Gardens. We can enjoy the splendour of the contemporary Italian Garden, meander through the Floral Labyrinth and Rivers of Grass or take a woodland walk around the Capability Brown designed mile-long lake.

Day 5 Departure
We return to our local area after breakfast this morning.

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

Telford, Shropshire
AAAA No Single Supplement for Double Rooms
The 4 star Telford Hotel & Golf Resort has stunning views across the Shropshire countryside and Ironbridge gorge. The hotel is modern and chic in its appearance. The 114 bedrooms are spacious and well furnished and have hairdryer, TV and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant is large with an open plan bar next to it and both have amazing views over the countryside. The leisure facilities at this hotel are excellent and include a large indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna and steam room. Coach parking is on-site and free of charge.

Telford Hotel & Golf Resort

Telford, Shropshire
4 Nights Half Board
April - October 2018
Twin from £239pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 3, incl. driver)

• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
• Choice of menu
• Tea/coffee after dinner
• Small glass of wine with dinner each night
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Prices starting from...

£239 for 5 days

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Features of this tour

  • Small glass of wine with dinner each night