Shropshire Highlights & Border Towns
A lovely holiday enjoying the best of the towns and villages on the English/Welsh Borders. Enjoy two relaxing boat trips - one of which is pulled a by Horse and enjoy some nostalgia on a wonderful Steam Railway. There's wonderful towns and villages to explore too all whilst staying at a lovely rural hotel complete with spa.
· 4 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast
· Horse Drawn Canal Trip
· Journey on the Llangollen Railway
· Enjoy a sail in Shrewsbury
· Visit Ludlow, Welshpool, Llandrindod Wells, Much Wenlock & Bewdley
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 make the most of our first day and head straight to Llangollen Wharf, where our Horse drawn Canal Boat will we waiting to take us along one of the most beautiful canals in Britain. Experience for yourself the pace of life in "the olden days", and admire the strength of the gorgeous horses as they easily pull your boat through the water. From one nostalgic mode of transport to another as we transfer to the Llangollen Steam Railway and enjoy a wonderful journey following the River Dee through 10 miles of the Dee Valley to the end of the line at Corwen. We then make our way to our hotel.
Heading South along the border today and popping into Wales for a morning visit to the Market Town of Welshpool and then onward into Mid Wales and the lovely Spa town of Llandrindod Wells.
This morning we visit historic 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 to Bewdley, an attractive Georgian town nestled on the River Severn, you'll find an attractive shopping and riverside area with a range of pubs, restaurants, cafes and even its own micro-brewery.
Today's first visit is 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. Leaving early afternoon, we travel into Shrewsbury and enjoy a lovely sail along the River Severn.
We make the most of our day today, firstly we have a wonderful drive over the Horseshoe Pass stopping off to 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
Lion Quays Resort & Spa * * * *
Lion Quays Resort sits on the beautiful and historic Oswestry waterways, on the banks of the Llangollen Canal in the heart of the Shropshire countryside. The hotel offers luxurious surroundings and a fabulous spa with swimming pool, sauna, steam and a whole host of wellness facilities. Bedrooms are spacious and beautifully furnished and offer all you would expect of a 4* resort. LiftBack to top