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Ludlow, Shrewsbury & Secrets of Shropshire

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


Day One

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.

Day Two

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.

Day Three

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 county Pick-up points
Bedfordshire Bedford
Buckinghamshire Milton Keynes
Cambridgeshire Cambridge, Ely, Huntingdon
Essex Barking, Basildon, Benfleet, Braintree, Brentwood, Clacton On Sea, Colchester, Harlow, Leigh On Sea, The Elms, Thurrock Services M25, Witham
Hertfordshire Birchanger Green Services M11, Hitchin, South Mimms Services A1 M, Welwyn Garden City
Middlesex Enfield
Norfolk Great Yarmouth, Kings Lynn, Norwich, Thetford
Northamptonshire Rushden
Suffolk Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich, Lowestoft, Sudbury

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.

Further Information

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.

Triple rooms

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.

Meal arrangements

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.

Special requirements

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.

Ludlow, Shrewsbury Secrets of Shropshire reviews verified by reevooReevoo

Ludlow, Shrewsbury Secrets of ShropshireScores 7.8 out of 10 based on 129 reviews
(8 out of 10)


Braintree Couple
No time for any refreshments when changing coaches. On the whole a pleasant and enjoyable holiday.

The breakfasts were excellent, plentiful with a wide range of choice.

No lounge area in hotel.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 30 October 2017
(8 out of 10)


Brentwood.Essex Family
Apart from the coach breaking down, seemed OK. The tour guide was a very pleasant person, I heard her contact you when we were delayed due to having an extremely disabled gentleman on the coach who held us up on several occasions, and whoever she spoke to on the telephone was extremely rude, we could hear him shouting, and it was NOT her fault. The excursions were well organised. For an inexpensive few days it was quite acceptable. I have no objection to disabled people having a holiday, but this gentleman, should be blacklisted, I dare say your tour guide informed you of his disgraceful behaviour.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 18 October 2017
(3 out of 10)


Harlow Friends
Three hour wait due main coach breaking down-no shelter and little info-first visit cancelled and was taken to a garden centre(can do that any day!) Visit "squeezed" in on last day-not enough time but obviously was included so as to cover .Hotel not good-food poor-no lift(elderly party-room cold,key not working)
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Northants Couple
After a delay due to unforeseen circumstances we set off on our way and had a wonderful time .
Each place on the agenda came up to expectations . The Shropshire countryside is beautiful . I would do it all again.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 16 October 2017
(7 out of 10)


Rushden Couple
The pick up coach was delayed for one and a half hours because of a mechanical failure and so our trip planned for that day was postponed until the return journey and presumably shortened . We spent over an hour in a garden centre.
Confirmed traveller: 17 September 2017
Published on: 15 October 2017
(10 out of 10)


Dartford, Kent Friends
The driver was excellent and one felt safe. The tour guide was also very good and gave us a lot of information about the places we visited. I have to say the hotel was also excellent so very satisfied with the whole trip.
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 19 September 2017
(8 out of 10)


London Couple
Our driver and tour guide were very good though the tour guides time keeping was not always as good as the group. The hotel was great apart from a hick up on our first night but this was resolved by the second night and a free glass of wine certainly helped. The food was really good as was the room.
We visited some really interesting places and had plenty of time to explore.
Confirmed traveller: 03 September 2017
Published on: 15 September 2017