This exciting new tour takes us to Derbyshire where we enjoy 3 train journeys and much more. We include visits to magnificent Lichfield cathedral, the stunning Shugborough Hall and the colourful Biddulph Grange gardens.
Ideally located close to the city of Derby, the hotel ensures that guests receive the warmest of welcomes. With friendly staff, modern comfortable rooms and many leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, your stay is sure to be memorable. Each of the en-suite bedrooms is equipped with a telephone, TV, a hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel also has the Brasserie Restaurant, a cocktail bar and a lift.
Thursday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive to Derbyshire where we arrive at the Mickleover Court Hotel late afternoon. Upon arrival we enjoy a welcome tea/coffee and biscuits whilst our luggage is taken to our rooms, which is followed by time to relax before dinner.
Friday We start the day with a drive south to the city of Lichfield. There are many things to see and do here including the magnificent Lichfield Cathedral, which is set in a remarkable and serene close. After time here for exploration and lunch we make our way to the stunning Shugborough Estate, former home of the late Lord Patrick Lichfield. Set on the banks of the River Sow, the magnificent 17th century mansion offers much to see.
Saturday This morning we head north to Duffield where we join the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for a 30 minute ride through to the Derbyshire countryside to Wirksworth. Re-joining the coach, we make our way to Matlock where we stop for lunch. This afternoon we join the Midland Railway, in Butterley, bringing back memories of the old London Midland and Scottish Railway.
Sunday Today we drive to the Biddulph Grange Gardens which is owned by the National Trust. This is one of Britain’s most unusual gardens with upside down trees, formal Italian Garden, Egyptian Court and tranquil Chinese garden. A delightful experience which is well worth a visit. This afternoon we make our way to Froghall where we enjoy a round trip on the Churnet Valley Railway through Staffordshire’s hidden valley.
Monday We bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We are greeted by our awaiting taxis after a memorable break in Derbyshire.
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