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.
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.
Shropshire Area Hotel
You will be staying at a good, three-star standard hotel in the Shropshire and West Midlands area, such as The Telford White House and the Holiday Inn, Great Barr. Your room will have private facilities, TV and tea- and coffee-making facilities, and the hotel itself will have good restaurant and bar facilities.
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.)
Coach seating arrangements
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.
Joining your holiday
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.
Shropshire is quite hilly and there is a fair amount of walking involved in this tour in order to get the most from it.
Walking in Shropshire