This new tour combines the best of Shropshire with the beautiful countryside of the Welsh Borders and includes a full day excursion to Ludlow, a visit to the Welsh town of Llangollen, where we take a horse drawn cruise along the Llangollen Canal and enjoy a scenic journey on the Llangollen Railway alongside the River Dee. We also include a visit to the medieval market town of Shrewsbury with a cruise along the River Severn.
We will be staying at the Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel and Spa, a lovely manor house set in fifteen acres of grounds. The hotel has leisure facilities including an indoor pool and the en suite bedrooms are served by a lift in the Lakeside bedroom block. The hotel only has a small number of double rooms with walk in showers, located in the Stable Block, not the main hotel building, and a small number of ground floor rooms in the main building.
Monday: Travel to Shrewsbury, arriving at the hotel mid-afternoon.
Tuesday: We cross over the border into Wales and head for the picturesque town of Llangollen, where we enjoy the canal cruise and railway journey.
Wednesday: Shrewsbury is our destination, where we enjoy a cruise along the River Severn before spending time exploring the town with its many half-timbered Tudor buildings.
Thursday: Today we visit the historic market town of Ludlow, famous for its independent shops and cafes.
Friday: After breakfast, it is time to leave Shropshire and return home.
Cost shown is per person for half board sharing a double or twin room
Single room supplement £80
Llangollen Canal cruise, journey on the Llangollen Railway and River Severn cruise are included