Image: Exterior view of Wightwick Manor and Gardens © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Mercure The Telford Centre Hotel, Telford

This modern 3-star hotel is conveniently located close to shopping, restaurants and bars and the attractions, making it an ideal base for us to explore these National Trust properties from.

• Free Wi-Fi • Bar • Restaurant • En-suite bathroom • Tea/coffee making facilities • Telephone • TV • Safe • Hairdryer • Iron & Ironing board • Onsite leisure facilities including a gym and an indoor pool •

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Glass of wine with dinner on the first night

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • National Trust Property: Entrance to Wightwick Manor & Gardens with Cream Tea

  • National Trust Property: Entrance to Shugborough Hall

  • National Trust Property: Entrance to Sudbury Hall and Museum with Cream Tea

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout



Image: Exterior view of Wightwick Manor and Gardens © National Trust Images/Chris Lacey

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to the hotel for tea/coffee when we arrive before dinner is served.

Day 2

Wightwick Manor & Gardens
We make our way to Wightwick Manor & Gardens. Pronounced "Wittick", the house is one of a handful of buildings still standing today whose design was influenced by both the Aesthetic and Arts & Crafts Movements. Explore a home full of Pre-Raphaelite art and William Morris interiors, lovingly collected by the building's constructors, Sir Geoffrey Mander and Rosalie, Lady Mander. We make our way to the old garage and stables were cream tea will be served during our visit.

Day 3

Shugborough Hall
We spend today at Shugborough Hall, a rare surviving complete estate, with all major buildings intact including mansion house, servants' quarters, working farm and walled garden. We explore the Georgian mansion, experiencing life below stairs as well as the world of glamour and royalty in the apartments of Patrick Lichfield, 5th Earl and fashion photographer, before discovering the parkland and Park Farm.

Day 4

Sudbury Hall
Explore the historic country home of the Vernon family and get to know some of the amazing characters who have moulded Sudbury over the centuries. Admire the beautiful plasterwork, carvings and of course the stunning Grand Staircase. There's also, The National Trust Museum of Childhood, situated in the Hall's old service wing is a delight for all ages, discover something new or relive nostalgic memories. Explore childhoods of times gone by, play with toys and share stories. Try your hand as a chimney sweep, a scullion or a Victorian school pupil, and be captivated by the archive film and interactive displays. During our visit we enjoy a cream tea in Sudbury Halls old Coach House.

Day 5

It's time to say farewell and head for home.

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