Day 1 – Cadbury’s World
Board our private executive coach at your preferred pick up points – stop at Cadbury’s World at Bourneville, dedicated to the history of chocolate – 4* Telford Hotel & Golf Resort on the outskirts of Ironbridge for a four night stay on a half board basis.
Day 2 – Ironbridge & Blists Hill Victorian Town
Ironbridge, the great symbol of the success of the iron industry, was cast in 1779 by Abraham Darby and its great arch enthralled visitors who came from all over the world to admire its construction, as they still do today – see the Ironbridge and Toll House and visit the Coalport China Museum and the Jackfield Tile Museum – Blists Hill Victorian Town is a recreation of life in a Victorian community with working factories, shops and cottages as well as the ‘townsfolk’.
Day 3 – Museum of the Jewellery Quarter & Birmingham Back to Backs
Guided tour of the Museum of the Jewellery Quarter explores the history of Birmingham’s renowned jewellery and metalworking heritage – time at leisure in Birmingham and on an individual basis you may choose to enjoy a canal cruise – the National Trust’s Birmingham Back to Backs is a carefully restored atmospheric 19th century courtyard of working people’s houses revealing the lives of some of their former residents who crammed into these small houses to live and work.
Day 4 – Stokesay Castle, Ludlow, Severn Valley Railway & Bridgnorth
English Heritage’s Stokesay Castle is a perfectly preserved medieval fortified manor house dating back to the 11th century and nestling in a green valley in the heart of the Shropshire countryside – time at leisure in Ludlow for lunch – one way 16 mile steam train excursion from Kidderminster to Bridgnorth on the Severn Valley Railway is a wonderful way to explore the beauty of the River Severn (those not opting for the train excursion continue by coach to Kidderminster) – remainder of the afternoon in the historic town of Bridgnorth.
Day 5 – Black Country Living Museum
The award winning Black Country Living Museum, with period shops and houses set in a landscape of 26 acres, offers a glimpse into 300 years of history and reveals what it was like to live and work in one of the world’s most industrialised landscapes.
Half board accommodation
All excursions & guided tours included
Blue Badge guide on Days 3 & 4
Executive coach throughout
One free place per 10 paying passengers
Blists Hill Victorian Town
Museum of the Jewellery Quarter - guided tour
Birmingham Back to Backs
Severn Valley Railway
Black Country Living Museum
Four nights on half board basis at the 4* Telford Hotel & Golf Resort on the outskirts of Ironbridge. Located in a countryside setting, the hotel has a restaurant, bar and indoor swimming pool. All rooms are en suite.
Single room supplement £89
Entrance fees to places of interest (NT properties free to NT members)
Tailor-make this tour
Your tailor made tour
Here are some more suggested places of interest you might like to include:
Broadfield House Glass Museum - home to a fine collection dating from the 17th century to the present day, with particular focus on the famous Stourbridge glass industry
World of Wedgwood - guided tour of the factory sees craftsmen at work, utilising unique artisan skills and techniques honed over 250 years
Gladstone Pottery Museum - the former Gladstone China Works is now preserved as the last complete Victorian pottery factory in the country
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020 7064 4970
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Tailor make your group tour
Remember this itinerary is just our suggestion. Tailor make this tour exclusively for your group to suit your members’ budget or preferences. You could:
- stay at a 3* hotel
- for more (or fewer) days
- include different excursions – see ‘Tailor-make this tour’ tab for suggestions
- bring a specialist lecturer
- include all entrance fees & gratuities
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020 7064 4970
to tailor make the perfect tour
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