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Serene Shropshire; Gardens, a Cruise & Cream Tea

Serene Shropshire; Gardens, a Cruise & Cream Tea





4 DAYS FROM £308

Sitting on the English/Welsh border, Shropshire is one of the least crowded and most peaceful areas of England and remains the largest ‘shire’ county without a coastline. Now one of the few remaining rural idylls, its long history of wild border conflicts have left a legacy of atmospheric hillforts, earthworks and castles. Situated on the banks of the River Severn, the medieval market town of Shrewsbury retains a timeless appeal thanks to its timber framed black and white buildings which line the maze of cobbled alleyways.


Highly rated by our passengers in the last few years, our base for the tour is once again the superb AA4* rated 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 a drawing room - both with original fireplaces, along with a Terrace Bar which overlooks the front lawns where you can relax with a pre-dinner drink. There is also a Spa with indoor pool, gymnasium, Jacuzzi, sauna, beauty and tanning rooms. All of the well appointed en suite bedrooms feature tv, hair dryer, 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 4th May
Departing Newark mid morning, we travel via Staffordshire to the beautiful Wollerton Old Hall Garden with its series of lovely garden rooms and perennial planting in the Arts and Crafts style. After free time at leisure to explore the gardens, tea room and plant nursery we then continue so to our base near Shrewsbury.

Tuesday 5th & Wednesday 6th May
Scheduled excursions during our stay will include the following:
• Full day visit to Shrewsbury where we board the Sabrina Riverboat for a relaxing scenic 45 minute cruise along the Severn. There will then be ample time to explore this lovely medieval town for yourselves (look out for the Tallest Town Crier in the World!) before re-joining our coach for a visit to Love Plants. Peruse the huge array of plants on offer; horticultural experts will be on hand with advice for your garden before we enjoy an afternoon cream tea.
• A full day tour along the picturesque Wenlock Edge and the Long Mynd calling at the pretty towns of Church Stretton often referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’ and Much Wenlock (hometown of the modern Olympic Movement).

Thursday 7th May
We depart our hotel and return via a visit to Middleton Hall, an historic manor house with an exquisite walled garden. After a welcoming cup of tea/coffee and a brief introduction, you will be free to explore the hall and garden at leisure and browse the small shops located in the pretty courtyard. We then return so home to Newark for approximately teatime.

B, D

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

PRICE £308 per person sharing an en suite twin/double bedded room



Double room for sole occupancy (en suite) £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 Hotel

Admission to Wollerton Hall Garden

Cruise and cream tea at Love Plants

Admission and cup tea/coffee at Middleton Hall & Garden



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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