Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Country Estate

Birmingham Botanical Gardens & Country Estate

Discover hidden gems and secret gardens as this holiday takes in a selection of varied excursions in Birmingham and historic Stafford.

Discover hidden gems and secret gardens as this holiday takes in a selection of varied excursions in Birmingham and historic Stafford.


At a glance:

  • Birmingham Botanical Garden

  • Shugborough Estate

  • Birmingham

  • Stafford


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.


Image: Botanical Gardens 2011-5 by Andrew Callow

Day 1

This morning, depart from local pick up points and travel to the Mercure Goldthorn Hotel for the three night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.


Day 2

After breakfast, travel to historic Stafford to spend the morning exploring and purchasing lunch. Visit the Collegiate Church of Saint Mary or maybe Victoria Park with its aviary and glass house. This afternoon, visit the National Trust's Shugborough Estate, a rare survival of a complete estate, with all major buildings including mansion house, servant's quarters, working farm and walled garden.

B, D

Day 3

Today visit Birmingham Botanical Gardens, featuring four stunning glass houses showing tropical rainforest to arid desert, beautiful gardens and a tea room. Travel into Birmingham city centre, the geographical heart of England to spend the remainder of the day. The city is home to museums and galleries, theatres, excellent shopping and traditional canals, perfect for a stroll.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast, travel back to East Anglia and the local drop off points.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Goldthorn Hotel, Wolverhampton


The Mercure Goldthorn Hotel stands in attractive gardens in a suburban setting to the south of Wolverhampton, in the heart of the West Midlands.


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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Crown Street Layby Ipswich Crown Street Layby
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road & Station Road
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church
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