Step back in time to soak up the remarkable history and heritage of the Severn Valley. Relive times gone by with a nostalgic steam-hauled train journey on one of the most famous heritage railways in the UK, discover one of Britain's finest Regency mansions and relax on a scenic river cruise. Image © Copyright Chris Allen
Detailed Overview

Hotel

4* Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor, Stourport-on-Severn

There's a lot of history attached to the lovely Victorian stately home in the Midlands. Once home to Stanley Baldwin, Prime Minister three times between 1923 - 1927, it's welcomed many dignitaries over the years. Great hospitality is at the heart of everything the Hallmark Hotel Stourport Manor do. From the friendly service and comfort food in the Hallmark Grill to relaxing by the pool to the tennis courts and pitch and putt, you're never short of inspiration and relaxation. But they understand that the heart of any hotel is to provide a comfortable, uninterrupted night's sleep.

• There is no Lift at this hotel • TV • Telephone • Tea/coffee making facilities • Safe • Hairdryer • Writing Desk • Iron & Iron Board • Complimentary toiletries • Wi-Fi • Restaurant • Bar • Lounge • Indoor Swimming pool • Steam room • Poolside whirlpool • Swedish Sauna • Gym • Outdoor Tennis Courts • Nine-hole foot golf course • Squash court •

Price includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course menu with 3 choices per course

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • Entrance to the Black Country Living Museum

  • Sightseeing cruise along the Avon with Tea and Biscuits

  • Journey on the Severn Valley Steam Railway - single

  • Entrance to Attingham Park

  • Porterage

  • Escorted throughout

Image: © Copyright Chris Allen

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We make our way to the hotel where we have a welcome tea or coffee on arrival.

Day 2

Black Country Museum
Spend today at the Black Country Living Museum, an award-winning open-air museum, which tells the story of the world's first industrial landscape. Experience the sights, sounds, smells and tastes of the Black Country's past. Ride a bus or take the tram to the canal side village where you'll be in good company with friendly costumed characters who will share fascinating real-life stories about living and working in the Black Country between the 1890s - 1930s. Head 'into the thick' of the underground mine explores carefully reconstructed shops, houses and workshops and enjoy live demonstrations.

Day 3

Stratford-upon-Avon
Head to Stratford-upon-Avon and experience the charm and beauty of this popular town with a guided sightseeing cruise along the Avon. See unspoilt views of Stratford as your cordial skipper provides an 'infotaining' commentary on your surroundings. Tea, coffee and biscuits will also be served on board. Afterwards, have free time in Stratford upon Avon, renowned for its association with William Shakespeare whose birthplace is one of several timbered buildings that have been reconstructed here.

Day 4

The Severn Valley Railway & Attingham Park
Journey on The Severn Valley Railway, one of the UK's most popular standard gauge heritage railways. This 16-mile line runs along the Severn Valley from Bridgnorth to Kidderminster, crossing the Shropshire/Worcestershire border, following the River Severn for much of its route. Travel through glorious, unspoilt countryside and see charming country stations along the way. In the afternoon, discover Attingham Park, a Regency masterpiece built for the 1st Lord Berwick in 1785. The mansion was in continuous ownership by the family for more than 160 years. As their fortunes rose and fell, they proved to be spenders, savers and saviours - providing a fascinating story of love and neglect.

Day 5

After breakfast, depart the hotel and head back home.

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