3* Buckatree Hall Hotel
A renowned comfortable country house, 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 TV and tea/coffee making facilities.
Lift does not reach all floors Ground Floor Rooms TV Telephone Tea/coffee making facilities Safe Complimentary Toiletries Hairdryer Iron & Ironing Board Free Wi-Fi Restaurant
4 nights dinner, lunch, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
In-house activity such as bingo or quiz on 1 night
Entrance to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
Donation to the British Ironworks Centre
We depart from our home area and arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Today we spend the day in Shrewsbury, the county town of Shropshire. It sits inside a loop of the River Severn, and its Tudor centre is lined with half-timbered houses. The medieval, red-brick Shrewsbury Castle houses the Shropshire Regimental Museum, where military artefacts include uniforms and weaponry.
The British Ironworks Centre & Shropshire Sculpture Park is a forge, silversmiths and sculpture park with a large showroom. The centre is famous for its safari park of sculptures, mostly in metal, and its gorilla made entirely of spoons. Find out about our most recent social campaign -Save a Life, Surrender Your Knife. This led to the creation of their nationally renowned monument, Knife Angel, which is currently on tour around the UK. Explore the centre at your own leisure, be sure to visit the artisan workshops to see the resident artists at work. The onsite craftsmen and artists are eager to show you what they are working on and introduce their crafts to you.
Ironbridge Gorge Museum
Today, we travel to the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, whose attractions include Blists Hill Victorian Town, a living museum which vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era, the Coalport China Museum, Roseley Pipeworks and the Darby Houses.
After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.