Iron Bridge & Shropshire
Sunday 8th - Tuesday 10th August
£289 per person (£38 Single Supplement)
Price includes coach travel, 2 nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast at Valley Hotel, entrance to Blists Hill & Attringham Park.
After we have loaded the luggage, we will begin our journey, stopping for a comfort break at Dobbie’s Garden Centre at Chesterfield on route before visiting Attringham Park. Built in 1785 for Noel, 1st Lord Berwick as a statement of wealth, the fine Georgian Mansion is well known for its intricate decoration, Regency furniture and a breath-taking walled garden. You will be able to explore it’s delights at your leisure before we board the coach to make our short journey to Ironbridge. Our hotel for the next few nights is the Best Western Valley Hotel, in the heart of Ironbridge. Set in a Georgian Building surrounded by parkland, it has won many awards for its stylish restaurant. Dinner this evening will be served in the restaurant at 7.30pm.
After a leisurely breakfast, we will leave the hotel at 9.30am to visit the ‘capital’ of Shropshire, Ludlow. A quaint town, Ludlow is home to over 500 listed buildings mainly Georgian or half-timbered, the streets are a feast for the eyes. Take time to wander the high-street or visit Ludlow Castle, once home to Prince Arthur, brother of Henry VIII. At 2pm, we will return to Iron Bridge where you will be able to discover the town at your leisure again. Visit the actual Iron Bridge that gives the town its name. For those that don’t wish to walk back to the hotel we will pick you up at 5pm so you have time to relax before our evening meal at 7.30pm.
After having our breakfast, we will depart the hotel at 9.45am to visit Blists Hill. Spend the morning being back in the era of Queen Victoria, with its authentic cottages, tradespeople & shops. You will have all morning here to soak up the atmosphere of bygone years. Why not try their famous traditional Victorian fish & chips before boarding the coach at 1.30pm to begin our return journey home.