Discovering Shropshire

Discovering Shropshire

Along the upper reaches of the River Severn and the borders between England and Wales, the countryside of Shropshire shelters some of the most beautiful landscapes and unspoilt towns you can imagine.

Tour highlights:

  • Ludlow & Wenlock Edge

  • River Severn Cruise

  • Attingham Park

  • Severn Valley Railway

  • Blists Hill Victorian Town


This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

Morning collection from your home to join the coach for the drive to Shropshire, breaking our journey in the historic City of Lichfield. We continue to the hotel on the outskirts of Telford with tea and biscuits being served on arrival.


Day 2

Our day begins with a drive down the picturesque Wenlock Edge, off the beaten track towards Ludlow, a medieval town with a Norman Castle at the top of the town square. We return past the impressive Stokesay Castle to Craven Arms and the Shropshire Hills Discovery Centre.

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Day 3

Today it is Shrewsbury that catches our attention, packed with timber framed black and white buildings amongst narrow alleyways surrounded by the River Severn. Here we enjoy a cruise on the River Severn and afterwards have time to explore and obtain lunch before our afternoon visit to nearby Attingham Park. This stunning stately home was built in 1785 and was in continuous ownership by the same family for 160 years.

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Day 4

This morning we head south to Bridgnorth. We join the famous Severn Valley Railway for a delightful ride along the beautiful Severn Valley, passing through lovingly restored stations on the way to Kidderminster. From here we head for the impressive Ironbridge Gorge where the world’s first iron bridge forms the centre of this World Heritage Site. We also visit Blists Hill Victorian Town to explore the site with its many different attractions as we see what life was like at this time.

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Day 5

We return home today travelling via Warwick. Later we continue our journey arriving back in East Anglia by mid evening where our door to door service will take you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford


The 3 star standard Buckatree Hall Hotel is a renowned comfortable country house, with its own mature gardens and private lake. All bedrooms are en suite and feature television and tea/coffee making facilities.


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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
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
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
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
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
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)
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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