Timeless Traditions in Shropshire

Our new packaged tour of Staffordshire and Shropshire includes visits to Shugborough Hall and the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm, as well as a journey on the Severn Valley Railway and a day exploring the Ironbridge Gorge Museums – a cast-iron guarantee of a great day out!
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Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Shugborough Hall (NT)
We spend today at Shugborough Hall, a rare surviving complete estate, with all major buildings intact including mansion house, servants’ quarters, working farm and walled garden. We explore the Georgian mansion, experiencing life below stairs as well as the world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion
photographer, before discovering the parkland and Park Farm.

Day 3 Acton Scott & Severn Valley Railway
This morning we travel to the Shropshire Hills to visit the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm where we will be transported back in time to experience life on a farm at the turn of the last century. With Shire horses working the land and the resident wheelwright, bodger, blacksmith and dairymaid on hand to provide demonstrations, there is plenty to see. In the afternoon we enjoy a return journey from Bridgenorth to Bewdley on the vintage steam-hauled Severn Valley Railway. Sit back and admire the scenery of the Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside as the railway hugs the Severn Valley on its way to the town of Bewdley with its pretty gardens and lovely Georgian architecture.

Day 4 Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Today, we take a short trip to Telford and visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, including Blists Hill Victorian Town, a living museum that vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era. We also visit the Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Roseley Pipeworks and the Darby Houses, the former Georgian home of Coalbrookdale’s Quaker ironmasters. We complete our day by viewing the Iron Bridge itself.

Day 5 Departure
We return home after breakfast.
Legend

Buckatree Hall Hotel

Telford, Shropshire 
Re-built in the 1920s, the family-run Buckatree Hall Hotel is positioned in a picturesque, quiet location at the foot of the Wrekin hill and ideally situated for Ironbridge, Telford and Shrewsbury. All 63 classically furnished bedrooms contain a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The restaurant serves excellent meals and enjoys beautiful views over the hotel gardens adjacent to the private lake whilst the bar offers plenty of comfortable leather sofas and armchairs in which to enjoy a drink. The hotel also has a gym. Coach parking is on-site and is free of charge.

Park Inn by Radisson Telford

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

Park Inn by Radisson Telford

Forgegate, Telford
4 Nights Half Board
May, Jul & Sept 2019 Twin from £259pp
Single Supplement from £86
Selected Dates Only
Based on Thursday arrivals

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Glass of wine with dinner on 1st night
• Entrance to Shugborough Hall
• Entrance to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
• Return journey Severn Valley Railway
• All sites entrance Ironbridge Gorge Museums

Buckatree Hall Hotel

Wellington, Nr Telford
4 Nights Half Board
Apr & Oct 2019 Twin from £254pp
Aug 2019 Twin from £294pp
Single Supplement from £69
Selected Dates Only

Inclusions
• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• In-house activity such as bingo/quiz on 1 night
• Live musical entertainment on 1 night
• Entrance to Shugborough Hall
• Entrance to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
• Return journey Severn Valley Railway
• All sites entrance Ironbridge Gorge Museums
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£259 for 5 days

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