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2021 - Welsh Borders Rail & Sail

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TCRU8538

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

Discover this beautiful region of the United Kingdom where Shropshire meets North Wales - where you will enjoy a cruise on the River Severn and a nostalgic train journey as it used to be through the stunning Dee Valley to Carrog. Experience the pace of life from a time gone by whilst gazing out at one of the most beautiful canals in Britain and admire the strength of the majestic horses that pull the boat through the water with ease.
PRICE FROM ? £489 per person
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Itinerary

Your Itinerary

Day 1 - Head to Shropshire with comfort stops en route. Accommodation at the welcoming Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa has been arranged for the next 4 nights DBB
 
Days 2 - 4 At leisure with 2 Included excursions: 

INCLUDED EXCURSIONS
Llangollen Rail & Sail
Cross the border into Wales and explore the picturesque town of Llangollen with the River Dee running through its heart. Experience the peace and tranquillity of an included horse-drawn canal boat trip along the Llangollen Canal, now part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy Llangollen's wealth of independent shops and take a stroll along Victoria Promenade, before a nostalgic trip back in time through the Dee Valley on the Llangollen Railway to Carrog (may operate with steam or diesel engine)

Shrewsbury - Severn River Trip
Shrewsbury is one of England's finest medieval market towns with over 600 listed buildings including many black & white half-timbered Tudor buildings. Sit back and relax on a cruise along the River Severn, before exploring this lovely town which was the birthplace of Charles Darwin. Shrewsbury is home to a Norman castle, an Abbey and The Quarry, which at its heart lies The Dingle, a floral masterpiece designed by the famous gardener Percy Thrower. Free time here after.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION
Ironbridge Gorge & Blists Hill Museum  
Travel to Telford via Church Stretton and onto the spectacular UNESCO World Heritage listed Ironbridge Gorge, an area so significant to the birth of the Industrial Revolution. The step back overr 100 years to the recreated Victorian town at Blists Hill Museum (entrance included) - a world full of Victorian characters, demonstrations and original historic monuments

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Accommodation

Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall Hotel & Spa  
This 4* hotel is set inside a beautiful 18th century Manor House, boasting 15 acres of landscaped and secluded grounds with an ornamental lake. The 300-year-old hotel has 87 guest rooms and is conveniently located just four miles from Shrewsbury centre. The Oak Room Restaurant serves seasonally inspired dishes and there is also a bar. Leisure facilities feature a large indoor heated swimming pool and fitness suite. All bedrooms have WiFi access, hair dryers, ironing facilities and tea and coffee making facilities. The hotel compromises the main house plus 3 new accommodation blocks (external access only and no lift but ground floor rooms available with a minimum of 6 steps to negotiate). There are some steps the Lakeside bedroom block which is where Crusader bedrooms are likely to be located but this block does have a lift.

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