Along the upper reaches of the River Severn and the borders between England and Wales, the countryside of Shropshire shelters some of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoilt towns that you can imagine. The essence of the county is captured by A E Houseman in his lovely poems of ‘A Shropshire Lad’
The 3 star Buckatree Hall Hotel is a renowned comfortable country house hotel, with its own mature gardens and private lake, offering a relaxing retreat where you can escape from the pressure of day to day life. Many of the rooms enjoy scenic views of the hotels own lake and gardens, providing a memorable setting in which to relax. All bedrooms are en-suite and have a television and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel does have a lift.
Monday From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive west. We spend time in historic Coventry before arriving at our hotel mid afternoon.Tea/Coffee & biscuits served on arrival with time to relax before dinner this evening
Tuesday Today we drive down the picturesque Wenlock Edge, off the beaten track towards historic Ludlow, with its castle and an endless array of listed buildings. Here we have time to obtain lunch and explore before we make our way back. Our return takes us through delightful Shropshire countryside to Bridgnorth and the hotel.
Wednesday Our first visit today is to ‘where Shropshire meets Wales’, the vibrant market town of Oswestry where you can hear welsh and English voices mingling side by side in the recently voted “coolest place to live in England”. Today is market day, with both indoor and outdoor markets to browse. In the afternoon its Shrewsbury that catches our attention packed with timber framed black and white buildings amongst narrow alleyways surrounded by the River Severn. We include a relaxing river cruise during our stay
Thursday We visit the impressive Ironbridge Gorge where the world’s first iron bridge forms the centre of this World Heritage Site. After a break here in Ironbridge village we make our way to Blists Hill Victorian town. This 52 acre site is a bustling recreation of a Victorian town. Buy curious products in the Chemist, Grocers and Drapers, discover what life was like for a housewife in the cottages, enjoy a drink in the New Inn, a portion of delicious fish and chips, or a bag of old fashioned sweets.
Friday After breakfast we head for home. First we travel to Cosford to visit the RAF museum, home to over 70 aircraft, warplanes and missiles. The Cold War exhibition with its interactive kiosks gives us a chance to see what life was like behind the Iron Curtain. Early afternoon we join the motorway for the cross country drive to return to our home area and waiting taxis
Fenn Holidays Ltd, Whittlesey Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 0AG