Steam Trains, Grand Union Canal & Midlands Memories
A great combination of Steam Trains, Canal Boat Trip and a visit to the excellent Black Country Living Museum, where you can discover the heritage & history of the West Midlands, as well as discovering how transport has evolved over the ages. As a contrast to this tour we also feature a visit to a beautiful stately home.
- Severn Valley Railway
- Great Central Railway
- Foxton Locks Canal Cruise
- Black Country Living Museum
- Coventry Museum of Road Transport
- Baddesley Clinton House
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
The Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa ~ 4 Star
An elegant country house hotel nestled away in the Heart of England and combines the perfect blend of past and present. Facilities include Spa with indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en-suite and have TV, telephone and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift.
We make our way to historic Coventry where we visit the Museum of British Road Transport ~ with over 400 artefacts and thousands of items of memorabilia from the golden age of cars & cycles. In the afternoon we head off to Baddesley Clinton House, an atmospheric moated house which has been a sanctuary since the 15th century, with three priest holes and peaceful gardens with fish pools, romantic lake and walled garden.
We make our way to the little village of Foxton where we board ‘Vagabond’, an elegant vintage motor launch for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks and gently passing through peaceful countryside. During the afternoon we head for the northern outskirts of Leicester where we join the Great Central Railway for a nostalgic 18 miles steam train ride to Loughborough crossing picturesque Swithland Reservoir.
We make the journey to Kidderminster to join the Severn Valley Railway for a ride along the valley to Bridgnorth, passing through delightfully restored stations on the way. From here we then head for the Black Country Living Museum an award-winning open-air living museum which tells the story of the world’s first industrial landscape. Maybe enjoy a ride on a tram, enjoy traditional fish & chips or have a pint in the Bottle & Glass (lunch & pint NOT included in the cost) plus there is so much more to see & do – a fantastic place to visit.Back to top