This short holiday to the county of Shropshire will give us a variety of one of the least crowded and most peaceful areas of England. It’s long history of wild border conflicts have left a legacy of atmospheric hillforts, earthworks and castles. As honoured guests to Shropshire, we will be delighted with visits to picturesque Ludlow, attractive Walsall, historic Blists Hill, the famous Iron Bridge and charming Shrewsbury. We will indeed discover that Shropshire’s attractions are as diverse as the county itself.
-2 nights bed, breakfast and evening meal
-Luxury Coach Travel
Boat ride on Lady Sabrina
-Full excursion programme
The Park Inn by Radisson, Walsall is our ideal base to explore what Shropshire has to offer. With its bright, stylish rooms and modern facilities, in a great location, we will be able to enjoy a comfortable stay here.
Day One – We leave in the morning, and head for our destination in Walsall. On route, we will be stopping in the medieval market town of Ludlow, which has a reputation for high quality food and drink. This historic town with 11th century castle is in the beautiful countryside of Shropshire and is the perfect stop off on route to Walsall. After some time to enjoy charming Ludlow, we will continue to our hotel.
Day Two – Today, we will visit Blists Hill – the recreated Victorian Town where you can have a real insight into Victorian life as we meet all the Victorian townsfolk. You won’t see cars, or tv’s here, just old-fashioned fun and games! There is so much to see and do, from Victorian remedies in the pharmacy, Foundrymen pouring molten iron, authentic shops and cottages, horse and cart rides around the town and you could even join in a good sing-along at the pub. When it comes to food, you will be spoilt for choice – with traditional fish and chips, afternoon tea and freshly baked bread from the bakers.
After a morning spent in the age of the Queen Victoria, we will head to the famous Iron Bridge & Tollhouse. Here, you will be able to stroll over historic footsteps over the first ever cast-iron bridge, built in 1779 across the River Severn.
Day Three – After a leisurely breakfast at the hotel, we will visit the quirky, historic town of Shrewsbury. Full of quaint streets with unique names, a historic castle and Shrewsbury Abbey, there is so much for you to explore on our visit here. If you are a Darwin fan, you may decide to stroll around Darwin Trail, and visit the Quantum Leap sculpture on the riverbank. After some time to enjoy Shrewsbury, we will have a leisurely ride on Lady Sabrina. This boat ride will take us down the striking River Severn for some dreamy views, before it’s time to begin our journey home.