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Chester Leisure Break With Ludlow

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8762

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days


This is a fabulous extended weekend break combining some of the best historical treasures the UK has to offer with culture, shopping and great food and drink. Staying at a super 4-star hotel, discover beautiful Chester and medieval Ludlow.
Explore the historic wonders Chester has to offer, including the Roman Amphitheatre and the defensive Roman walls that surround the city. The cathedral and half-timbered medieval buildings are must-sees! Have free time to relax and explore this great city on your own.

On our first day, we also include a visit to the fabulous market town of Ludlow, 'Shropshire's Food and Drink Capital'. It is often referred to as the perfect historic town, with over 500 listed buildings and a castle at its heart.

Our base is Mercure Abbotts Well, a 4 star hotel set in 2 acres of landscaped gardens with leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa – perfect for a relaxing stay.

An ideal choice for:

* Couples, friends and families looking to enjoy new experiences
* History fans and enthusiasts
* A relaxing extended weekend break
PRICE FROM ? £249 per person
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Day 1

Enjoy the journey, boarding your coach at your convenient local pick up point. Time to relax and recharge on the way to your hotel, via a stop in the thriving medieval market town of Ludlow, an historic town surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches. We have free time to explore and maybe have a bite to eat before continuing our journey. On arrival at your hotel, check in and relax perhaps with a drink in the lounge-bar.

As we are staying on a bed and breakfast basis, either fill up in Ludlow or have something to eat in the evening at the hotel. You can also find a few pubs within walking distance from the hotel.

Day 2

Enjoy a traditional English breakfast and then the choice is yours. Chester has so much to discover and is one of the UK’s most popular city destinations with cobbled streets and quirky lanes. With free time in the city you can explore the cities rich tapestry including the famous Eastgate clock, the most complete Roman City walls in Britain and the unique 700 year old medieval ‘Rows’. You can also see the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain along with Chester’s remarkable cathedral which has Europe’s finest example of medieval carvings. You can have a full day in Chester to explore all this wonderful historic city has to offer. Why not hop on and off an open top sightseeing bus or enjoy a relaxing cruise along the River Dee. Alternatively, you could do you own thing or simply chill and enjoy the leisure facilities at the hotel.

We include a transfer into Chester City Centre in the morning. We will then have a transfer back to the hotel late afternoon. We then offer an evening excursion back into Chester for those who wish to explore further or have an evening meal from one of the many restaurants in the city before returning to the hotel around 21:30.

Whatever you decide to do, you'll find a warm welcome back at the hotel.

Day 3

After a leisurely start, enjoy a relaxed breakfast this morning before saying farewell to Chester and heading for home with a suitable stop on the way.


INCLUDED Visitor DestinationFrom its ancient castle to peaceful back streets, exploring the perfect, medieval market town of Ludlow is a real pleasure. The lovely feel combines centuries of history and fascinating architecture, and means a visit to Ludlow will not disappoint. Ludlow is home to a varied range of independently owned shops, including family businesses where you can find gifts, antiques, clothes, books and more. Ludlow has a reputation for the quality of its food and drink with many excellent restaurants and cafes encouraged by the areas abundance of quality food & drink producers. Why not also take time to visit the museums and church, or the 11th Century Castle which sits dramatically atop the cliff above the River Teme, all surrounded by the beautiful countryside of south Shropshire and the Welsh Marches.


INCLUDED Visitor DestinationThis may be the best-preserved walled city in England, with its galleried streets, Roman Wall, Tudor houses, and unique medieval shopping experience at the famous ‘Rows’, where the shops are quite literally ‘on top of each other’. This is a fascinating city where you can truly combine a love of history with some truly inspiring shopping opportunities!

Chester has the most complete city walls, the oldest racecourse and the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain, plus a 1000 year old Cathedral with Europe's finest example of medieval carvings. You are walking where Roman Legionaires marched to war, Viking raiders wreaked havoc and Norman invaders conquered Anglo Saxons!

Tour includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • Visit to Ludlow
  • Free time to explore Chester at leisure with included transfers to and from the city
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Mercure Chester Abbots Well

The 4-star Mercure Abbots Well hotel is nestled amidst two acres of landscaped gardens and is situated two miles from Chester city centre. There is a spacious and cosy restaurant and open plan lounge-bar area offering an ideal place to relax. Leisure facilities include an attractive indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, Jacuzzi and spa. All 126 bedrooms are furnished with en-suite bathrooms, an HD LED TV, complimentary high speed WiFi. TV, hairdryer and hospitality tray. Most rooms offer views of the hotel courtyard. There is no lift but plenty of ground floor rooms.

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