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Ludlow & the county of Shropshire

Ludlow & the county of Shropshire

Along the upper reaches of the River Severn and the borders between England and Wales, the countryside of Shropshire shelters some of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoilt towns that you can imagine.

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Along the upper reaches of the River Severn and the borders between England and Wales, the countryside of Shropshire shelters some of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoilt towns that you can imagine.

 

At a Glance:

  • Ludlow & Wentlock Edge

  • Shrewsbury & River Severn Cruise

  • Severn Valley Railway

  • Beautiful Georgian Bewdley

  • Ironbridge - Museum of the Gorge

  • Acton Scott historic working farm

  • A cream tea

  • Hotel entertainment on 2 evenings.

Day 1

We depart from home and travel to Shropshire, arriving at Buckatree Hall Hotel Telford gor our 4 nights stay - dinner, bed & breakfast.

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Day 2

Our day begins with a drive along picturesque Wenlock Edge to the little village of Acton Scott. Here we visit the Historic Working Farm, conceived to keep alive 19th century farming practices. The farm offers a great insight into life on a Victorian country estate. The farm has featured on TV's 'Victorian Farm'. Leaving here we head for historic Ludlow, a medieval town with imposing castle at the top of the town square. The town has much to offer and we have chance for lunch and to explore before we leave.

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Day 3

This morning it is Shrewsbury that catches our attention packed with timber framed black and white buildings amongst narrow alleyways surrounded by the River Severn. Here we enjoy a cruise on the River Severn and we have chance to explore the town and obtain lunch before our afternoon visit to the impressive Ironbridge Gorge where the world's first iron bridge forms the centre of this World Heritage Site. Here we visit the Museum of the Gorge for a brief insight into life at the dawn of the Industrial Revolution.

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Day 4

This morning we head south to Bridgnorth. Here we join the famous Severn Valley Railway for a delightful ride along the beautiful Severn Valley, passing through lovingly restored stations on the way to Kidderminster. From here we have a short ride to the lovely Georgian Severnside town of Bewdley, where we take our lunch break and have time to look around the town before we head for the Hallmark Stourport Manor Hotel, former home of Prime Minister Stanley Baldwin, where we enjoy a delicious cream tea. Afterwards we make our way back along the Severn Valley.

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Day 5

After breakfast we depart for our journey home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

The Buckatree Hall Hotel

The hotel is a renowned comfortable country house, with its own mature gardens and private lake, offering a relaxing retreat where you can escape from the pressure of day to day life. Many of the rooms enjoy scenic views of the hotel’s own lake and gardens, providing a memorable setting in which to relax. All bedrooms are en suite and have television and tea & coffee making facilities.

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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.

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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 - OCM Ipswich Old Cattle Market Bus Station, Stand Q
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 Tollgate - McDonalds Lay By
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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