Red Kites, Railways & Remembrance

Red Kites, Railways & Remembrance





4 DAYS FROM £269


On the border of Wales and England and surrounded almost entirely by the River Severn, Shrewsbury has been called ‘England’s finest Tudor town’ with good reason; black and white houses are everywhere, with over 650 listed buildings all linked by ancient ‘shuts’ or passageways. The town is the birth place of Charles Darwin and also hosts the longest running flower show in history.


New for 2018, our tour includes a ride from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod Wells aboard the scenic ‘Heart of Wales’ Line (reputedly one of the most scenic railway journeys in the UK) and a visit to Gigrin Farm where hundreds of Red Kites demonstrate feats of aerial piracy during their daily feeding routine.


Our base for the tour is once again the superb MERCURE ALBRIGHTON HALL HOTEL & SPA a stunning 18th century manor house set within 15 acres of gardens on the outskirts of Shrewsbury. Features of the hotel include an oak panelled restaurant and drawing room along with a Terrace Bar which overlooks the front lawns where you can relax with a pre dinner drink. There is also a superb Spa with indoor pool, gymnasium, jacuzzi, sauna, beauty and tanning rooms. All of the very well appointed en suite bedrooms feature tv, hair dryers, ironing facilities and hospitality tray. A passenger lift serves all floors of the new wing of the hotel where the majority of our rooms will be located.


Monday 7th May
Departing Newark mid morning, we travel via Staffordshire where we make an extended break for lunch/shopping at Trentham Gardens before continuing on to our base at Shrewsbury.

Tuesday 8th – Wednesday 9th May
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Free day in the lovely market town of Shrewsbury – explore the many listed buildings or indulge in some retail therapy; all the main high street shops are here along with many independent retailers often hidden down cobbled alleyways.
• Full day tour incorporating a one way journey from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod Wells aboard the ‘Heart of Wales’ Railway. The journey affords spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and includes the crossing of the 23 metre high Grade II listed Knucklas Viaduct with its 13 impressive arches. On arrival in Llandindod Wells we re-join our coach for the short journey to Rhayader to see the impressive feeding of the Red Kites which takes place every day on Gigrin Farm.

Friday 10th May
We depart our hotel after breakfast and return via a visit to the National Memorial Arboretum near Burton upon Trent. Set in the pleasant countryside of Staffordshire, the Arboretum is a living focus of remembrance to those who gave their lives in the service of their country. We then continue so home to Newark for mid afternoon/teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £269 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Double room for sole occupancy £60.00

Please see page 20 of our brochure for details of optional travel insurance

Pick ups over 10 miles radius of Newark

*Please see inside front cover of brochure for details of early booking discounts and pick up supplements



Travel Wright air conditioned executive specification coach throughout,

including excursions as mentioned in the tour itinerary.

3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast accommodation at the Mercure Albrighton Hall Hotel

One way train journey aboard the ‘Heart of Wales’ Railway from Shrewsbury to Llandrindod Wells

Admission to Gigrin Farm to view Red Kites



Meals other than stated above or drinks with meals

Admission to other attractions (where applicable)

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
APU/O Briar Road, Ollerton
Asda Asda, Newark Road, North Hykeham
Barbican Barbican Hotel, Lincoln
Bingham Market Place Bingham Market Place
Bingham Nottingham Road Bingham Bus Stop oppo White Lion, Nottingham Road
Gonerby Recruiting Sergeant, Great Gonerby
Grantham Grantham Bus Station
Holiday Feeder Averham Averham Flash Layby
Holiday Feeder Bingham Bingham Layby
Holiday Feeder Chatsworth Chatsworth House
Holiday Feeder Gonerby Gonerby Services
Holiday Feeder Long Benn Long Bennington
Holiday Feeder Ollerton Ollerton Bus Lane
Holiday Feeder Tuxford Tuxford Sun Inn
Ollerton Police Station Ollerton Police Station
TW Travel Wright Depot, Jessop Close, Newark
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