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Welsh Borders World Heritage Sites

Welsh Borders World Heritage Sites

4* Mercure Albrighton Hall, Shewsbury: Ironbridge 3 Museums, Llangollen Boat Crusie, Llangollen Steam Railway & Shrewsbury Boat Cruise

Monday 3 August

We depart the local area and make a stop for lunch before arriving at Albrighton Hall mid-afternoon ready to settle in and get acquainted with the facilities on site. 

 

Tuesday 4 August

Today will theme around the World Heritage Site of 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. 

 

Wednesday 5 August

This morning we board our comfortable boat for a cruise along a five mile stretch of the Llangollen Canal World Heritage site including a crossing of the world famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct. This afternoon we join the Llangollen Steam Railway for a return trip along 10 miles of the line beside the River Dee through countryside classified as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB). 

 

Thursday 6 August

Enjoy a unique and leisurely cruise in Shrewsbury along the famous and very picturesque River Severn loop.  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.

 

Friday 7 August

We depart Albrighton Hall after a leisurely breakfast and return home with a lunch stop on route, arriving back late afternoon.

 

 

MERCURE ALBRIGHTON HALL, SHREWSBURY ****

Monday 3 August 2020

5 days

£475 per person sharing a twin/double room

£60 single supplement

Home to home pick up/set down from £25

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour

 

Price includes:

All coach travel

Porterage

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Ironbridge 3 Museums

Llangollen Boat Cruise

Llangollen Railway Ride

Shrewsbury Boat Cruise

 

 

Llangollen Railway image copyright David Wilcock

Ironbridge image copyright Ironbridge Gorge Museums

 

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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 Har N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls
Bus Stop (opp BP Petrol Station Side)
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F

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