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A Victorian Christmas Time In Shropshire

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 4 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS8430

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

4 days

NT Festive 2018

PRICE FROM ? £369 per person
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Itinerary

Description

This fascinating festive break transports us back to the Victorian age, an era characterised by rapid change and developments in nearly every sphere. Among the rural idylls of Shropshire, we explore the World Heritage Site of Ironbridge – birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, and discover the legacy of a family’s passion for Victorian art and design at Wightwick Manor.

Self Drive

Excursion One – Blists Hill Victorian Town

We head to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a World Heritage Site with award-winning attractions that celebrate the birth of the Industrial Revolution, set in a beautiful wooded valley along the River Severn.

We spend the day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, an atmospheric, recreated Victorian town where we travel back over 100 years to experience a traditional Christmas. Soak up the yuletide atmosphere with seasonal entertainment and activities. Watch as the townsfolk busily make preparations for Christmas, Victorian style! Listen to brass bands, meet Father Christmas’ reindeer and enjoy delicious festive food and drink (not included).

Excursion Two – Coalport China Museum & Wightwick Manor

We return to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums where we visit the Coalport China Museum. As we walk around the distinctive buildings of this fascinating museum, we can browse the exquisite collections of Coalport and Caughley china including elaborate vases and hand-painted miniatures, see how this fine porcelain was made and watch traditional techniques such as ceramic decorating brought to life at the riverside workshop. 

This afternoon we head to Wightwick Manor, a quirky Victorian, timber-framed house with interiors decorated with the designs of William Morris and his Arts and Crafts contemporaries. Owned by the Mander family, the house was given to the National Trust in 1937. The house contains a remarkable collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings but the highlights of Wightwick’s Christmas are the beautiful, traditionally-made festive decorations that adorn the rooms.

 

Please note the order of excursions is subject to change.

Coach

Excursion One – Blists Hill Victorian Town

We head to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a World Heritage Site with award-winning attractions that celebrate the birth of the Industrial Revolution, set in a beautiful wooded valley along the River Severn.

We spend the day at Blists Hill Victorian Town, an atmospheric, recreated Victorian town where we travel back over 100 years to experience a traditional Christmas. Soak up the yuletide atmosphere with seasonal entertainment and activities. Watch as the townsfolk busily make preparations for Christmas, Victorian style! Listen to brass bands, meet Father Christmas’ reindeer and enjoy delicious festive food and drink (not included).

 

Excursion Two – Coalport China Museum & Wightwick Manor

We return to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums where we visit the Coalport China Museum. As we walk around the distinctive buildings of this fascinating museum, we can browse the exquisite collections of Coalport and Caughley china including elaborate vases and hand-painted miniatures, see how this fine porcelain was made and watch traditional techniques such as ceramic decorating brought to life at the riverside workshop. 

This afternoon we head to Wightwick Manor, a quirky Victorian, timber-framed house with interiors decorated with the designs of William Morris and his Arts and Crafts contemporaries. Owned by the Mander family, the house was given to the National Trust in 1937. The house contains a remarkable collection of Pre-Raphaelite paintings but the highlights of Wightwick’s Christmas are the beautiful, traditionally-made festive decorations that adorn the rooms.

 

Please note the order of excursions is subject to change.

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  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum & Wightwick Manor
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Self Drive Bullets

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum & Wightwick Manor
  • Services of a Tour Manager

Coach Bullets

  • 3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort
  • Porterage
  • After dinner tea and coffee
  • Coach transfers to and from your excursions
  • Visits to Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum & Wightwick Manor
  • Services of a Tour Manager

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