Day 1 – We will make our way to Telford and our hotel, making stops along the way. On our arrival at the Hotel you will have time to relax and freshen up before dinner.
Day 2 After breakfast we spend the day at Shugborough Hall, a rare surviving complete estate with all major buildings intact including mansion house, servant’s quarters, working farm and walled garden. We explore the Georgian mansion experiencing life below stairs as well as the world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer, before discovering the parkland and park farm.
Day 3 Today we travel to the Shropshire Hills to visit the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm where we will be transported back in time to experience life on a farm at the turn of the last century. With Shire horses working the land and the resident wheelwright, bodger, blacksmith and dairymaid on hand to provide demonstrations, there is plenty to see. In the afternoon we enjoy a return journey from Bridgenorth to Bewdley on the vintage steam-hauled Severn Valley Railway. Sit back and admire the scenery of the Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside as the railway hugs the Severn Valley on its way to the town of Bewdley with its pretty gardens and lovely Georgian architecture.
Day 4 – Our excursion today takes us Telford to visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, including Blists Victorian Town, a living museum that vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era. You may also visit the Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Roseley Pipeworks and the Darby Houses, the former Georgian home of Coalbrookdale’s Quaker ironmasters on your inclusive ticket.
Day 5 - After breakfast we say goodbye to this beautiful area begin our journey home.