A great short break delving into the history of Shropshire, walking on the 18th Century Iron Bridge, and stepping into Victorian times at Blists Hill and the wonderful Severn Valley Railway.
Day 1 Following a morning collection from home, we join our Woods coach and travel toward Shropshire, making suitable refreshment stops along the way, and arriving at our hotel late afternoon. There is time to freshen up before a ‘get to know each other’ welcome drink and dinner.
Day 2 We travel to Ironbridge, an important centre of the industrial revolution and now a delightful town of tea rooms and antique shops. We also visit Blists Hill, a fascinating recreation of a Victorian town complete with staﬀ in authentic costume.
Day 3 Today we drive down to Kidderminster and join the Severn Valley Railway for a lovely steam train journey up to Bridgnorth. We break our journey in Highley with a visit to the fascinating Engine House Visitor Centre. Reboarding the train, we continue to Bridgnorth, a town divided in two and linked by a remarkable cliﬀ railway. After some time to explore, we return to our hotel.
Day 4 Leaving our hotel after breakfast we travel south with a stop in Cheltenham, before continuing home, meeting our taxis 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.