Shropshire Highlights & Border Towns
Join us on this lovely new holiday exploring the beauty of Shropshire and the towns and villages dotted along the Welsh / English Border. We've also included a couple of relaxing boat trips and a wonderful nostalgic steam train journey too.
4 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast
40 Minute Sail in Shrewsbury
Horsedrawn Canal Boat Trip in Llangollen
Journey on the Llangollen Railway
Visits to Shrewsbury, Much Wenlock, Ludlow & Llandrindod Wells
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
We head straight to Shrewsbury: one of England’s finest medieval market towns with over 600 listed buildings including many black & white halftimbered Tudor buildings. Sit back and relax on a 40 minute cruise along the River Severn, before exploring this lovely town which was the birthplace of Charles Darwin. We check in to our hotel late afternoon
Our first visit this morning is the lovely town of Much Wenlock, a quintessentially English town, off the beaten track and the birthplace of William Penny Brookes, the inspiration for the modern Olympic Movement. From here we travel via Bridgnorth & Bewdley as we head to our next stop the lovely border town of Ludlow, a thriving medieval market town and an architectural gem. The historic town centre and the 11th century Castle are situated on a cliff above the River Teme and are surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.
Today we cross the border into Wales and explore the picturesque town of Llangollen with the River Dee running through its heart. We 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.
A morning visit to the Shropshire Hills Discovery centre, before heading to the lovely Welsh Spa Town of Llandrindod Wells for our lunch stop. More stunning scenery this afternoon as we travel via Newtown and on to Welshpool for an afternoon stop before returning to our hotel.
We make the most of our day today, firstly we pop into Oswestry and its market Day, we then have a wonderful drive over the Horseshoe Pass stopping offto enjoy the views from the Ponderosa Café. We’ll then have an afternoon stop off in Chester before getting back to the North West for 4.30pm
Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hotel * * * *
This stunning manor house hotel is set in 15 acres of landscaped gardens and grounds just 4 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury and overlooks a pretty ornamental lake. The 1630 Bar is a great place for a drink whilst relaxing in the leisure club with indoor pool may also take your fancy. The lovely bedrooms offer TV, tea/coffee making facilities, hairdryer & iron. Lift to most rooms.Back to top