- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TELL8159
- Travel Type: Coach
Along the upper reaches of the River Severn and the borders between England & Wales, the countryside of Shropshire shelters some of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoilt towns that you can imagine.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
- Guided Tour of Stokesay Court including Afternoon Tea
- Medieval Town of Ludlow
- Admission to Jackfield Tile Museum
- Admission to Coalport China Museum
- Much Wenlock & Shrewbury
* Friday: We enjoy a morning visit to the medieval town of Ludlow, with its Norman Castle. There will be time at leisure in Ludlow. In the afternoon we make our way for our included visit to Stokesay Court, a Grade II listed mansion set in landscaped grounds. A lived-in family home and a principal location for the filming of “Atonement”. Here we enjoy a guided tour of this late Victorian mansion with its imposing architecture and magnificent woodwork. Following our tour we enjoy afternoon tea and a chance to explore the magnificent gardens with their famous fountain and lake. Following this visit we return to the hotel.
* Saturday: After breakfast today we make the short journey to Much Wenlock, a stunningly beautiful medieval town which played a major part in the 19th century revival of the Olympic Games. Following our free time here we continue to Shrewsbury, with its timber framed black & white buildings, where we spend the rest of the afternoon.
* Sunday: Today we enjoy a visit to Jackfield Tile Museum. Jackfield was once at the very heart of British tile production. Walk amongst the very best examples in-situ at a re-created pub, tube station, church and more. See stunning friezes, epic story-telling panels and a world class gallery dedicated to British tiles. Following this visit we make our way to the Coalport China Museum, for our included visit. The Victorians loved tea! You’ll be amazed by the spectacular treasures made in these quirky buildings – from elaborate statuesque vases to hand-painted miniatures. See traditional techniques in riverside workshops and step inside the atmospheric kilns.Back to top