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Historic Houses, Glorious Gardens & Light Railways

Little Moreton Hall

A tour featuring some of the many delights of Staffordshire, including a historic stately home, delightful gardens and two preserved and restored railways.

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HISTORIC HOUSES, GLORIOUS GARDENS & LIGHT RAILWAYS

 

16 - 20 July 2020

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £415

 

HIGHLIGHTS

 

Lichfield   |   National Memorial Arboretum   |    Little Moreton Hall   |   Railway Journey at Rudyard Lake   |   Trentham Gardens   |   Foxfield Light Railway Journey

 

A tour featuring some of the many delights of Staffordshire, including a historic stately home, delightful gardens and two preserved and restored railways.

 

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and commence your holiday with our home pick-up service, join your coach and travel to Staffordshire with comfort stops enroute.  Arriving at your hotel mid-afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits await you whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

We start the day with a drive to the city of Lichfield, here there is much to see and do, particularly the stunning Lichfield Cathedral set in a remarkable and serene close.  Over 800 years old the building is the third on the site and is well worth a visit.  Chance to obtain lunch and explore the city before our afternoon visit to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

 

DAY THREE

Our first visit today takes us to the National Trust owned Little Moreton Hall near Congleton, the Hall is surrounded by a moat and set in a pretty garden and has had a chequered history. In danger of falling over, it is as intriguing as it is wonky!  A rare chapel and topsy-turvy long gallery and early wallpaper ensure the ‘wow’ factor at this iconic Tudor treasure.  This afternoon we visit Rudyard Lake where we enjoy a 3 mile return ride on the miniature railway alongside the lake before returning to our hotel.

 

DAY FOUR

This morning we begin with a visit to the award winning Trentham Gardens, enjoy a visit to the shopping village with its shops, cafes & restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre.  Free time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for Blyth Bridge and the Foxfield Light Railway.  Originally used to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery, closed in 1965, the line is now very popular for steam trips into the countryside to Dilhorn Park.

 

DAY FIVE

This morning after a leisurely breakfast we depart for our homeward journey with comfort breaks enroute.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Rudyard Lake Railway

  • Foxfields Light Railway

  • Trentham Gardens

  • Little Moreton Hall.

 

BEST WESTERN STOKE ON TRENT MOAT HOUSE HOTEL

Located in Festival Park, Stoke the hotel incorporates Etruria Hall, the former home of Josiah Wedgwood and facilities include a super leisure complex with indoor pool.  Bedrooms are comfortable and offer all the modern day facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard, the hotel also has a lift.

 

 

DAY ONE

Commence your holiday with our home pick-up service, join your coach and travel to Staffordshire with comfort stops enroute. Arriving at your hotel mid afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits await you whilst your luggage is taken to your room, time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

We start the day with a drive to the city of Lichfield, here there is much to see and do, particularly the stunning Lichfield Cathedral set in a remarkable and serene close. Over 800 years old the building is the third on the site and is well worth a visit. Chance to obtain lunch and explore the city before our afternoon visit to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

B, D

DAY THREE

Our first visit today takes us to the National Trust owned Little Moreton Hall near Congleton, the Hall is surrounded by a boat and set in a pretty garden and has had a chequered history. In danger of falling over, it is as intriguing as it is wonky! A rare chapel and topsy-turvy long gallery and early wallpaper ensure the 'wow' factor at this iconic Tudor treasure. This afternoon we visit Rudyard Lake where we enjoy a 3 mile return ride on the miniature railway alongside the lake before returning to our hotel.

B, D

DAY FOUR

This morning we begin with a visit to the award winning Trentham Gardens, enjoy a visit to the shopping village with its shops, cares & restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre. Free time to explore and obtain lunch before we head for Blyth Bridge and the Foxfield Light Railway. Originally used to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery, closed in 1965, the line is now very popular for steam trips into the countryside to Dilhorn Park.

B, D

DAY FIVE

Sadly, this morning after a leisurely breakfast we depart for our homeward journey with comfort breaks enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

BEST WESTERN STOKE ON TRENT MOAT HOUSE HOTEL

Located in Festival Park, Stoke the hotel incorporates Etruria Hall, the former home of Josiah Wedgwood and facilities include a super leisure complex with indoor pool.  Bedrooms are comfortable and offer all the modern day facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard, the hotel also has a lift.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Rudyard Lake Railway

Foxfields Light Railway

Trentham Gardens

Little Moreton Hall

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply. Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door to door pick up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change.

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Bodelwyddan Bodelwyddan, Marble Church
Broughton Broughton, Broughton Layby on A5104
Chester, Chester, Holiday Inn South - Layby Outside
Chirk Chirk, Moreton Park Garden Centre
Colwyn Bay Colwyn Bay, Railway Station
Holywell Holywell, Bus Station
Llandudno Junction Llandudno Junction, Train Station Car Park
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