Good Companions Staffordshire Market Towns
5 Day Coach Holiday
- Dinner, bed and breakfast
- Coach travel throughout
- Welcome reception
- Services of a GOOD COMPANION host
- Excursions as stated
- No single room supplement
- Welcome pack
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
This distinctive holiday packs a variety of sightseeing into fun-filled days. We take a trip down memory lane at the Cadbury World Heritage Centre, reminiscing over long forgotten chocolate adverts from the past century, rediscovering old favourites and exploring the Cadbury exhibition. On other days we take in a trio of treasures including lovely Leek, a scenic settlement dating back to the eleventh century and home to Brindley Mill - a working watermill housing a museum. We discover Lichfield, Staffordshire’s premier heritage city and home to a Gothic cathedral then Tamworth where you’ll ind a striking motte and bailey castle.
Cadbury World Heritage Tour & Afternoon Tea
We enjoy a fascinating coach tour of Bourneville Village in the company of a member of the Cadbury World Heritage team hearing all about the Cadbury brothers’ vision of a ‘Factory in a Garden’ and feasting our eyes on stunning architecture. Afterwards, our tour moves on to the Cadbury World Exhibition where we enjoy special effects cinema presentations, watch the chocolateers to see how popular sweets are made and learn how Bourneville was created. Our visit concludes with a delicious afternoon tea with sandwiches
and scones then a chance to browse the gift shop.
Lichfield & Tamworth
Tuesday is market day in the cathedral city of Lichfield so we head to the historic main square where trading has taken place since 1153. The square is overlooked by the house that was the birthplace of Dr Samuel Johnson – who penned the first English dictionary. Perhaps make time to visit the magnificent triple-spired cathedral or the heritage museum. We move on to Tamworth where you might like to visit the round castle for a journey through nine hundred years of history.
The scenic settlement of Leek rests on a hill in a bend in the River Churnet on the southern edge of the Peak District. We visit on Wednesday to enjoy the bustle and atmosphere of the village’s traditional markets. The Buttermarket is housed in a delightfully restored Victorian building, Trestle Market features table top stalls offering a wide variety of goods whilst the award winning Charter Market attracts visitors from afar with garden products, music and cosmetics.