Forge a path in The Black Country

Famous as the first industrial landscape anywhere in the world, the impact of the Black Country was felt the world over as modernity took hold and our fantastic new tour celebrates this famous region. We delve into its history with visits to the popular Ironbridge Gorge Museums, RAF Museum Cosford, the Black Country Living Museum and delightful Wightwick Manor House.

Click here for a look at the Black Country Living Museum
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Ironbridge Gorge & RAF Cosford
Today, we travel to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose attractions include Blists Hill Victorian Town, a living museum which vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era, the Coalport China Museum, Roseley Pipeworks and the Darby Houses. In the afternoon, we spend time at RAF Museum Cosford (free entry), a training airfield which tells the fascinating story of the RAF and its thousands of servicemen and women, and hosts a collection of historic aircraft in its museum.

Day 3 Black Country Museum & Wightwick (NT)
This morning, we make our way to the Black Country Living Museum, one of the most extraordinary open-air museums in the UK, offering a glimpse into 300 years of history like no other. Set in 26 acres, we discover the story of the industrial revolution and the Black Country folk who changed the world. In the afternoon, we visit Wightwick Manor & Gardens. Pronounced “Wittick”, the house is a family home full of Pre-Raphaelite art and William Morris interiors.

Day 4 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

The Telford Centre Hotel

Forgegate, Telford
This modern 3 star hotel is conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants and bars and the Ironbridge Gorge. All 153 comfortable bedrooms are modern in design, the bar and grill restaurant offers a relaxied setting and the bar is the perfect location for sipping a cocktail and relaxing with your travelling companions. Leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge
The Telford Centre Hotel
Forgegate, Telford
3 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £184pp
Single Supplement from £65
Based on Friday arrivals

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
• Entrance to Black Country Living Museum
• All-sites entrance to Ironbridge Gorge Museums
• Entrance to Wightwick Manor & Gardens
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Prices starting from...

£184 for 4 days

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