Group Tour Operator and DMC for Shropshire
Ironbridge and the Severn Valley Railway
Here’s an opportunity to step back in time. With a visit to the remarkable Ironbridge Gorge & Blists Hill Victorian Town, to experience the sights and sounds of the Victorian Age. The birthplace of the industrial revolution, and a UNESCO World Heritage, Ironbridge is one of the wonders of the world. We take a ride on the Severn Valley Railway, one of the most impressive of the UK’s heritage steam railways. And also time in the medieval market town of Ludlow. The town was described by poet John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England”.
April - September 2021 & 2022
Suggested itinerary by coach
Travel to hotel
Why not visit Shrewsbury on the journey (or on the journey home).
Ironbridge Gorge Museum and Blists Hill.
As the birthplace of the industrial revolution, and a UNESCO World Heritage site since 1986, Ironbridge is one of the wonders of the world. We start at the Museum of the Gorge, setting the scene with a giant 12-metre model and a film explaining how the area became the most industrious place in the world. Close by is the Iron Bridge, completed in 1779. Take a stroll onto the bridge then explore the food stores, craft boutiques and eateries nestled alongside the beautiful River Severn. In the afternoon we travel the short distance to Blists Hill Victorian Town. Step back in time to experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Victorian age.
Severn Valley Railway and Optional Visit to Ludlow
Today we travel on the famous Severn Valley Railway. We join the train at Bridgnorth for the 16-mile run to Kidderminster, following the River Severn through glorious and unspoilt countryside. In the afternoon we visit the thriving medieval market town of Ludlow, described by poet John Betjeman as “probably the loveliest town in England with its hill of Georgian houses ascending from the River Teme to the great tower of the cross-shaped church, rising behind a classic market building.”
Suggested hotels – inspected by Greatdays staff in October 2019
Mercure Telford ****
Rest and relax at The Telford Centre Hotel (formerly Park Inn by Radisson Telford), located near the M54 and near the train station. The hotel houses guests in 153 rooms with a lift to all floors. The onsite fully equipped fitness centre includes a fully equipped fitness centre, heated indoor pool, Jacuzzi, steam room and sauna. Large Free on site car / coach park available.
Buckatree Hall Hotel ***
Sitting at the foot of one of the country’s most famous landmarks, the Wrekin, Buckatree Hall Hotel is perfectly located for your excursions. With a wealth of experience looking after groups and tours you are assured of a warm welcome by the attentive and caring staff. The cosy hotel has 62 well-equipped bedrooms, a lift to all floors, 2 dining rooms, welcome tea & coffee, and complimentary coach parking on-site.
|4 days / 3 nights|
|2021 dates||from £219.00 per person|
|2022 dates||from £229.00 per person|
Single supplement available on request.
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