Delve into the history of Shropshire with visits to one of the Ironbridge Museums, Shrewsbury Cathedral, Ludlow, the remarkable recreated Victorian town at Blists Hill and relax as you cruise on the River Severn.
Day 1 Following a morning collection from home, we join our Woods coach. Making a stop at The Valley Country Park for lunch, we arrive at our hotel late afternoon.
Day 2 We spend today in Shrewsbury, beginning with a 45-minute cruise with hot cross buns on board Sabrina as she sails around the picturesque River Severn Loop. After an included sandwich lunch, we then have a guided tour of Shrewsbury Cathedral. Our day ends with free time for your own exploration before we return to our hotel.
Day 3 We start our day at Blists Hill Victorian Town. Meet the Victorians and ﬁnd out more about their way of life; enjoy lunch at one of the cafés or tuck into some traditional ﬁsh ‘n chips. Later in the afternoon board our coach for a short journey to Jackﬁeld Tile Museum where we see magniﬁcent tiles that decorated Victorian Britain. Final stop is a walk across the world-famous Iron Bridge and a peek into the charming Tollhouse.
Day 4 We travel along pretty Wenlock Edge, via Craven Arms to Ludlow, where we have included a light lunch at the Castle Kitchen at Ludlow Castle (Castle entrance not included). After lunch you have free time to explore this pretty market town with its black and white timber-frame buildings, before we make our way back to our hotel with time to relax before dinner.
Day 5 Departing the hotel after breakfast, we head south east, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving in the local area late afternoon.
This beautiful hotel is set within 170 acres of Shropshire countryside and the restaurant enjoys fantastic views over the Ironbridge Gorge. The hotel has an indoor pool, spa, sauna, gym and treatment rooms. All bedrooms have TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is a lift to some rooms.