The beautiful county of Shropshire is full of interesting towns and villages as well as being home to the Ironbridge Gorge, where the Industrial Revolution began in the 18th century. We will be visiting the delightful medieval market town of Ludlow, which is famous for its castle and historic buildings, as well as having a good range of interesting shops and an excellent reputation for food and drink. We also visit Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire which has picturesque black and white timbered buildings and narrow cobbled alleyways to explore. Close to Ludlow, we pay a visit to Stokesay Castle*where you can observe many aspects of the manor house or explore the walled garden and Moat walk.
Friday: We travel to Shropshire with a stop for lunch en route, arriving at the hotel late afternoon, where we will be welcomed with tea and biscuits.
Saturday: We begin the day with a scenic drive through the Ironbridge Gorge as we head to Much Wenlock for a coffee break. We continue on to Shrewsbury, where we have free time to explore the narrow streets and enjoy the scenery by the River Severn.
Sunday: After breakfast, we head along picturesque Wenlock Edge to Ludlow where we spend the morning enjoying this historic town. Later this afternoon, we visit Stokesay Castle, a National Trust property which is one of the finest surviving fortified manor houses in England.
Monday: With our luggage loaded onto the coach, it is time to return to Derbyshire.
We will be staying at the Buckatree Hall Hotel situated at the foot of Wrekin Hill close to Telford. The hotel is a country house with its own lake and comfortable rooms and facilities. All the bedrooms are en suite and have hair dryers and tea/coffee making facilities and the hotel has a lift. There will be entertainment on one evening during our stay.
Cost shown is per person for half board sharing a double or twin room
No single supplement on limited allocation
*Please note the originally itinerary included a visit to Berrington Hall, but due to circumstances out of our control we have had to change this to Stokesay Castle.
Admission to Stokesay Castle is included