The Severn Valley

The Severn Valley

3* Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford, Severn River boat trip, Severn Valley railway trip, Ironbridge Gorge Museum, Coalport China Museum, Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum

Monday 27 May

We make our journey north with a stop on route to the Dorothy Clive Gardens. Located in the woodland quarter of Staffordshire, this lovely garden has several notable collections of plants including: rhododendrons, azaleas, camellias, sarcococca and hydrangeas.  We continue our journey to our hotel with time to settle in before dinner.

 

Tuesday 28 May

This morning we will visit the town of Shrewsbury for a leisurely 40 minute cruise along the picturesque River Severn loop. The cruise departs from Victoria Quay near the Welsh Bridge, gently sails to the English Bridge and returns back. Enjoy beautiful views and photo opportunities on the outward journey before listening to an entertaining commentary from our knowledgeable captains on the return. 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. In the afternoon we will be going to the British Ironwork Centre home to a safari park of sculptures and all things whacky! Discover the Gorilla made entirely of spoons, the Knife Angel created using knives handed in by police forces during amnesties and snoop around the Aladdin’s cave of treasures in the showrooms.   

 

Wednesday 29 May

See the steam engine, feel the heat and experience the train rumbling under your feet. Today we will head to Bridgnorth to join the Severn Valley Railway for a classic rail journey between Bridgnorth, which is a ‘twin town’ linked together by its own remarkable Cliff Railway, and Kidderminster. Prepare to venture back in time! Continue to Ludlow and have the afternoon at leisure to explore the historic market town with over 500 listed buildings and a castle at its heart.

 

Thursday 30 May

Today will theme around the Ironbridge and its many attractions. We will start with a visit to the Museum of the Gorge to learn more about the landscape of the valley and Ironbridge’s history. We will then visit the Coalport China Museum and discover spectacular treasures made within its quirky buildings including statuesque vases and hand painted miniatures. Lastly we will visit the Blists Hill Victorian Town Museum where you will experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories. 

 

Friday 31 May

We make the return journey home with suitable stops along the way for refreshments, arriving home early evening.

 

Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford ***

5 Days

£430 per person sharing a twin/double room

£60 single supplement

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front Seat Supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour

 

Price includes:

All coach travel

Porterage

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Admission to Dorothy Clive Gardens

Severn River boat trip

Severn Valley railway trip

Admission to 3 Ironbridge museums

 

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Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfit Clar N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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