3* Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford
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 hotel's own lake and gardens, providing a memorable setting in which to relax.
32 LCD TVs with Freeview Telephone Ironing Stations Laptop sized safe Work Station Complimentary Wi-Fi Tea & Coffee making facilities Just for you toiletries Fitness Centre Restaurant Fishing Lift to some parts of the hotel
4 nights dinner, 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
Live musical entertainment on 1 night
Entrance to Shugborough Estate
Entrance to Acton Scott Historic Working Farm
Return journey on the Severn Valley Railway
Entrance to Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust
We travel to the hotel where a welcome drink will be waiting for us.
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.
Acton Scott & Severn Valley Railway
We travel to the Shropshire Hills to visit the Acton Scott Historic Working Farm where we will be transported back in time with Shire horses working the land and the resident wheelwright, bodger, blacksmith and dairymaid on hand to provide demonstrations. In the afternoon we enjoy a return journey from Bridgenorth to Bewdley on the vintage steam-hauled Severn Valley Railway. Sit back and admire the scenery of the Worcestershire and Shropshire countryside as the railway hugs the Severn Valley on its way to the town of Bewdley with its pretty gardens and lovely Georgian architecture.
Ironbridge Gorge Museums
Today, we take a short trip to Telford and visit the Ironbridge Gorge Museums, featuring Blists Hill Victorian Town, a living museum that vividly re-enacts life in Ironbridge from the early 1700s to the Victorian era. We also visit the Coalport China Museum, Jackfield Tile Museum, Coalbrookdale Museum of Iron, Roseley Pipeworks and the Darby Houses, the former Georgian home of Coalbrookdale’s Quaker ironmasters. We complete our day by viewing the Iron Bridge itself.
We travel back to the local area for your return home.