Staffordshire & Shropshire

Staffordshire & Shropshire

Prepare to be surprised by a visit to the Staffordshire and Shropshire area.

With castles, crafts and crockery on the itinerary plus the Shropshire Regimental Museum and Wightwick Stately Home, it's a fascinating tour of a surprising region.


At a glance:

  • Shropshire Regimental Museum

  • Potteries Museum and Art Gallery

  • Shrewsbury

  • Stafford

  • Dudley

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Book by 1st December 2018 to receive £10pp discount.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to the 4 star Q Hotel in Telford for a four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

After a leisurely breakfast, visit the Shropshire Regimental Museum. Established in 1985, the Regimental Museum is housed in the medieval border fortress of Shrewsbury Castle and houses spectacular collections of the Shropshire Regimental Museum Trust including pictures, uniforms, medals, silverware, weapons and other artefacts from the 18th Century to the present day. After free time to soak up the sights of Shrewsbury and purchase lunch, return to the hotel in plenty of time to freshen up before dinner.

B, D

Day 3

Enjoy a visit to Stafford with the morning free to explore and purchase lunch. Perhaps visit the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary or enjoy a drink by the riverside. In the afternoon, travel to Stoke -On-Trent to visit the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery. Travel back in time and discover the history of the potteries including the world's greatest collection of Staffordshire ceramics and a World War II Spitfire, returning to the hotel in time for dinner.

B, D

Day 4

Visit the town of Dudley this morning with free time to possibly visit Dudley castle, purchase lunch or indulge in retail therapy on the high street. From there, travel to Wightwick Manor and Gardens. This is one of only a few surviving examples of a house built and furnished under the influence of the arts and crafts movement. Wightwick House has Victorian gardens, and the outbuildings house stables, a handmade pottery shop, studio workshop and an antiquarian bookshop.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast begin the journey home and return back to East Anglia by early evening where the door to door service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Telford Hotel and Golf Resort


Stay at the 4 star Q Hotels - Telford Hotel and Golf Resort located in the heart of the Shropshire countryside and offers plenty of facilities.


The hotel has a disabled lift.



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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
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
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)
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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