Day 1 - Attingham Park
Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – visit en route a suitable National Trust property such as Attingham Park in Shropshire, an elegant 18th century mansion, and home to a fine collection of ambassadorial silver, Italian furniture and Grand Tour paintings – check in at the 4* Park Royal Hotel in the village of Stretton.
Day 2 - Chester Cathedral & Pontcysyllte Aqueduct
Guided tour of Chester Cathedral, one of the best preserved examples of a Benedictine abbey in England – at Llangollen there is free time at leisure or an optional canal boat excursion through the beautiful Vale of Llangollen and across the famous Pontcysyllte Aqueduct built by Thomas Telford between 1795 and 1805.
Day 3 - Bodnant Gardens & Plas Newydd
The 80 acre National Trust property at Bodnant Gardens, one of the world’s most spectacular gardens, features huge Italianate terraces and stunning views across Snowdonia – continue to the 18th century National Trust property and gardens at Plas Newydd, one of the United Kingdom’s finest mansion house settings and the home of the Marquess of Anglesey.
Day 4 - Erddig & Chirk Castle
The National Trust’s Erddig property is one of the most fascinating houses in Britain with an evocative range of outbuildings and state rooms displaying most of their original 18th and 19th century furnishings – visit the National Trust’s Chirk Castle, a magnificent medieval fortress with elegant state rooms and fine furniture.
Day 5 - Powis Castle
The world famous garden at National Trust’s Powis Castle was laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles and retains its original lead statues, while the medieval castle contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales.
Half board accommodation
Full programme of included excursions
Blue Badge guide on Day 3
Executive coach throughout
One free place per 10 paying passengers
Attingham Park, Shropshire
Guided tour of Chester Cathedral
Spectacular Bodnant Gardens
18th century Plas Newydd
Medieval Chirk Castle
Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Park Royal Hotel in the village of Stretton. Set in 2.5 acres of grounds, facilities include a restaurant, bar, swimming and sauna. All rooms are en suite.
Single room supplement £99
Entrance fees to places of interest (NT properties free to NT members)
Optional Vale of Llangollen canal cruise
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Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:
- Quarry Bank Mill & Styal Estate - this restored Georgian cotton mill tells the story of ‘King Cotton’ from a bale of raw cotton to finished cloth, and the original Apprentice House recreates the 1830s atmosphere of the lives of child workers
Dunham Massey - an elegant Georgian mansion with a sumptuous Edwardian interior filled with a fine collection of paintings, furniture and Huguenot silver
- Tour of Liverpool - taking in the splendour of the Metropolitan Roman Catholic Cathedral, the iconic Liverpool Cathedral and Albert Dock, where you can choose to visit Tate Liverpool, the new Museum of Liverpool or the Merseyside Maritime Museum
Reviews for Cheshire & the Welsh Borders
Date of tour: June 2017
Thank you for a well organised holiday to Cheshire, Liverpool and North Wales. We had a great time, a new area of Britain for us, and your Blue Badge guides made it even more interesting. The quickly revised alternate Steam Train ride, and the refund of £15 per person for the Snowdon Mountain Railway, which was not running on the day, made it enjoyable.
Date of tour: May 2016
I wanted to thank you for making all the arrangements for our tour to Cheshire. Everything went well and I am sure that everyone enjoyed it. The driver was easy to get on with and was helpful. The Blue Badge guides in Chester were excellent, and all the National Trust Houses that we visited made us feel welcomed. Many thanks for making this another successful tour.
Date of tour: April 2016
We had a great tour to Cheshire! Many thanks again to Tailored Travel for getting everything sorted. The coach was on time and was really comfortable with plenty of leg room, leather seats and it was clean with rubbish bags for each pair of seats. The driver, Stuart, was excellent. Nothing seemed too much trouble for him. We arrived at all our destinations safely and on time. The Park Royal Hotel, Warrington is a really good and comfortable hotel. Everyone was very happy. The staff were efficient, friendly and very helpful and keen to make our stay as good as possible. The choices for the vegetarian options were unimaginative. We were very fortunate with our Blue Badge guides. Kate gave us two very interesting days and even managed to take a small group to the John Rylands Library which was much appreciated. Peggy and Liz showed us round Chester and each group was very happy with the tour they were given. Peggy also guided us to the Grosvenor Museum and gave us a very interesting introductory talk. These are three really good guides and made so much difference to our tour. I think we were all very pleased with the itinerary and all the places we chose to see. Powys Castle really was excellent. Thank you again Louise! You have done a wonderful job for us. We always enjoy dealing with you and everything was beautifully organised.
KP, Hayling Island
Date of tour: Sept 2014
I have just returned from a holiday with Tailored Travel which I thoroughly enjoyed, thanks in part to your excellent driver and guide who were professional at all times.
FE, Little Chalfont
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