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Scenic Shropshire, Shrewsbury & Ironbridge Gorge

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 3 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8983

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

3 days


Shropshire is a county of timeless beauty and historical significance. With its rolling hills, picturesque villages, and a rich heritage that spans centuries, it beckons travellers to explore its scenic landscapes and charming towns. Whether you're drawn to its medieval market towns, lush countryside, or the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution in Ironbridge, Shropshire offers a delightful blend of culture, nature, and history that promises a wonderful experience. This fabulous extended weekend break combines some of the very best this captivating county has to offer. Staying at a comfortable hotel, discover the wonderful Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian Town and the delightful market towns of Ludlow and Shrewsbury.

We'll first whisk you away to Ludlow, a fabulous hidden gem known for its picturesque medieval streets and gastronomic delights. 'Shropshire's Food and Drink Capital' is often referred to as the perfect historic town, with over 500 listed buildings and its iconic castle at its heart. Perhaps sample some of the delectable local cuisine.

Then enjoy the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Ironbridge Gorge that transports visitors back in time to discover the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution. Nearby, Blists Hill Victorian Town offers a remarkable living history experience, where you can step into the past, exploring a recreated 19th-century industrial town. Visit Victorian shops and cottages, join craftspeople demonstrating their trades and taste authentic food & sweets.

Finally, we'll conclude our journey in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. It is one of England’s finest medieval market towns known for its historic architecture, scenic riverside, and rich cultural heritage.

Our base is Holiday Inn Telford Ironbridge, situated in the heart of Shropshire, providing a comfortable and convenient stay with modern amenities and great leisure facilities - perfect for a relaxing stay, with included dinner each evening.

Join us on this great weekend getaway filled with diverse experiences, historic wonders, and the chance to immerse yourself in the atmosphere of some of England's most captivating destinations!

An ideal choice for:

* Anyone who is curious about our Victorian history
* Weekend break lovers
* People who love admiring Britain's natural beauty
PRICE FROM ? £289 per person
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Day 1

Enjoy the journey, boarding your coach at your convenient local pick up point. Time to relax as we head to Shropshire with 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, before enjoying the included dinner.

Day 2

After a hearty breakfast, head out to famous Ironbridge Gorge. We include entry to Blists Hill Victorian Town. This living museum vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era. Discover more about Victorian life as you meet the 'Victorian' townsfolk. No cars. No TV. Just tons of fun! Welcome to the age of Queen Victoria. Here you’ll experience what life was like when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories. Visit the Bank and find out about pounds, shillings and pence, check out the weird Victorian remedies at the Pharmacy and discover why you wouldn't want to be caught with green candles at home! Ride the old-fashioned fairground or play games of skill for some Victorian leisure time, and for lunch you can enjoy a bag of fish and chips cooked the traditional way in beef dripping, and bag a traditional 19th Century sweet or two! There will also be time to marvel at the magnificent Ironbridge, from which the site gets its name. We return to your hotel in the evening for a tasty dinner.

Day 3

After enjoying our last lovely breakfast, we make our way to the ancient county town of Shrewsbury. Enjoy time to explore the cobbled streets and historic buildings with the opportunity to browse the lovely independent shops and eateries.there’s free time to explore the quaint narrow streets and hidden alleyways, before making our way home in the afternoon, full of memories of our wonderful time in Shropshire.


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.

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Ironbridge Gorge & Blists Hill Victorian Town

INCLUDED Visitor Destination

Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a remarkable destination where you can step back in time to the heart of the Industrial Revolution. The iconic Iron Bridge itself spans the picturesque River Severn, serving as a symbol of innovation.

A short distance away, Blists Hill Victorian Town offers an immersive experience into the daily life of a 19th-century industrial town. Wander through its cobbled streets lined with authentic shops, factories, and homes, and interact with costumed characters bringing history to life. Don't miss the opportunity to witness traditional crafts, taste Victorian-era sweets, and explore the recreated industries of the time, such as the foundry and the pharmacy.

Together, Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill create a captivating journey into history, where you can witness the profound impact of the Industrial Revolution in a hands-on and educational manner.

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INCLUDED Visitor DestinationShrewsbury is set amidst the glorious Shropshire countryside near to the Welsh Borders and is one of England’s finest medieval market towns. The town has over 600 listed buildings including the Castle and the Abbey (home of the fictional Brother Cadfael). Relax in beautiful Quarry Park or take a boat trip on the River Severn. The historic centre is a shopper’s heaven packed with designer shops, smart new malls and an amazing range of independent retailers. And of course all the bars, cafes, restaurants and you could ever wish for.

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Tour Includes

  • 2 nights hotel with English breakfast and evening meals
  • Visit to Ludlow en route to Telford
  • Day exploring the Ironbridge Gorge & Blists Hill Victorian Town
  • Visit to Shrewsbury
  • Direct Coach travel
  • Net zero carbon offset certificate  
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Holiday Inn Telford - Ironbridge Shropshire

Holiday Inn Telford, nestled in the heart of Shropshire, offers a comfortable and convenient stay. This contemporary hotel boasts modern amenities and a warm, welcoming atmosphere. Relax in stylish, well-appointed bedrooms with a choice of pillows and plush bedding to help you sleep. Facilities include en-suite bathroom with shower bath, hairdryer, iron and ironing board, air-conditioning, flat-screen TV and complimentary Wi-Fi. The Revive Leisure Club offers fitness equipment, sauna, spa pool, indoor swimming pool and steam room (pre-booking may be required). Enjoy dining in the hotel's restaurant, and the bar/lounge provides a perfect spot to unwind with a drink.

The hotel ensures a pleasant stay with comfortable rooms, excellent dining options, and attentive service, making it an ideal base for exploring the historic and picturesque region of Shropshire. With its central location, guests have easy access to Telford's top attractions, including the Ironbridge Gorge World Heritage Site.

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