Breathtaking unspoilt beauty
Discover some of Britain's finest countryside on this enchanting break. Take a tour through the lush hills, rolling farmland and half-timbered towns of beautiful and historic Shropshire, and discover lovely Ludlow and medieval Shrewsbury on what promises to be a really special weekend.
Tour Highlights And Inclusions
- Time to explore Ludlow, Bridgnorth and Shrewsbury
- A visit to the Ironbridge Gorge
- Coach travel throughout
- Two nights' dinner, bed and English breakfast accommodation in a three-star standard hotel in the West Midlands area
- The services of a friendly Tour Manager
Single rooms are available for a supplement
Leaving the local area, this morning we'll head to Bridgnorth, where a funicular railway connects the High Town and the Low Town. Explore, and take in the spectacular views from the High Town, which Charles I described as "the finest in my domain", before we continue to our hotel for dinner.
Today we'll travel through the sleepy Shropshire scenery to Ironbridge. Despite its reputation as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and the soaring arches of its famous bridge, Ironbridge is a pretty market town surrounded by lovely woodlands that run along Ironbridge Gorge.
Our second stop is Ludlow. Discover the town's magnificent Tudor and Georgian architecture, cobbled streets and market; visit St Laurence's Church; and perhaps explore the castle before we return to to hotel for dinner.
This morning we'll head to Shrewsbury. Take a trip along the river, stroll around beautiful Quarry Park - designed by the late Percy Thrower - or visit Shrewsbury Abbey, home of fictional medieval detective Brother Cadfael.
We'll leave Shrewsbury in the afternoon, arriving back in the local area by mid evening.
|Departure Date||Price From|
| Fri 21 Apr 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 12 May 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 19 May 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 09 Jun 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 16 Jun 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 07 Jul 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 01 Sep 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 15 Sep 2017||£169.00|
| Fri 13 Oct 2017||£169.00|
Coach seating arrangements
Your seats on the main coach will be allocated for you in advance, taking into consideration any special requests wherever possible. Your Tour Manager or driver will advise you where to sit as you board the coach. This will be your seat for the duration of the tour. (Seats are not allocated on any connecting services to and from the main coach.)
Joining your holiday
Your final travel documents, including the exact time and place of departure, will be sent to you approximately 10 days prior to departure, providing all payments have been made. We are unable to give exact departure times before this.
The majority of these consist of a double bed and an extra bed that is often only suitable for children. If this is a concern, you may wish to consider booking more than one room for your group.
Where meals are not included, your Tour Manager will ensure there are suitable stops made for you to purchase and enjoy lunch and/or dinner each day.
If you have notified us of any special requirements, please check that they have been noted and acknowledged. This is especially important with any dietary needs you may have.
Walking in Shropshire
Shropshire is quite hilly and there is a fair amount of walking involved in this tour in order to get the most from it.
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