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Ironbridge Gorge & Shrewsbury at Christmas

Ironbridge Gorge & Shrewsbury at Christmas

Along the upper reaches of the River Severn and the borders between England and Wales, the countryside of Shropshire shelters the most beautiful landscapes and unspoilt towns you can imagine and we are delighted to offer this Christmas tour based at the foot of the Wrekin near Telford.

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Way back in the 18th century the Industrial Revolution began in ‘The Valley of Invention’ – the Ironbridge Gorge. The focal point of the Gorge is the Iron Bridge itself – the first in the world to be made from iron in 1779. The Gorge is now a World Heritage Site and receives regular visitors from all over the world.


At a Glance:

· Shrewsbury

· Ironbridge Gorge

· Christmas Pantomime

· Traditional Christmas Lunch


This tour includes our door to door home collection service.


Please note: at time of writing, the Christmas programme has not yet been finalised and may be subject to change.

Day 1

Travel to the Wrekin arriving in the afternoon at Buckatree Hall Hotel for a full board four nights stay. Join your fellow guests for a welcome cream tea on arrival. Dinner is followed by tea, coffee and mince pies


Day 2: Christmas Eve

This morning we have a short drive to historic Shrewsbury. Set within a loop of the meandering River Severn in the heart of Shropshire, Shrewsbury is one of England's splendid heritage towns, with over 600 listed buildings. The black & white timber buildings and picturesque cobbled alleyways house a selection of independent shops, cafes, restaurants & pubs. For those wishing to attend Midnight Mass details of church services will be available. Hot chocolate and mince pies will be served on your return.

B, D

Day 3: Christmas Day

Enjoy a leisurely breakfast and open your presents this morning. Take a stroll and work up an appetite for Christmas Lunch. Listen to the Queens speech followed by tea, coffee, mince pies and Christmas cake. A buffet dinner will be followed by a festive quiz

B, D, L

Day 4: Boxing Day

This morning we have a short drive to scenic Ironbridge, travelling into the gorge and taking a break in Ironbridge village. Take a stroll over the bridge itself and wonder at its amazing construction. We return to the hotel for a light lunch served at midday and we then leave for the Oakengates Theatre in Telford and take our seats for the Christmas Pantomime and an afternoon of fun and laughter. Tonight we have a Gala Dinner followed by a final evening of entertainment.

B, D, L

Day 5

After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included, L=Lunch Included

Buckatree Hall Hotel, Near Telford


This 3 star standard hotel is a country house hotel with its own mature gardens and private lake, offering a relaxing retreat where you can escape from the pressure of day to day life.All bedrooms are en suite and feature satellite TV, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.The hotel has a lift but some steps to negotiate in certain parts of the hotel.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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