Ironbridge Gorge & the River in the Sky

Britannia North Stafford Hotel

Highlights: Ironbridge Gorge and Blists Hill Victorian Town, Llangollen, Ludlow, Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Shrewsbury

Turn back the years to a time when Britain ruled not only the waves, but heavy industry and engineering ingenuity as well. We visit Ironbridge Gorge - the ‘birthplace’ of industry and home to the world’s first-ever iron bridge - and the adjoining Blists Hill Victorian Town for a taste of everyday life in Victorian times. We also include an unforgettable cruise across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct - known as the ‘River in the Sky’.

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Included Sightseeing Excursions

Industrial Revolutions

We head to Ironbridge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and site of the world’s first iron bridge, built across the River Severn between 1711-81. We explore the valley, get a chance to cross the famous bridge, and visit the fascinating museum of Blists Hill Victorian Town (admission included) for a wonderful insight into how our Victorian ancestors lived and worked.  

‘River in the Sky’

Today we head deep into Welsh Border Country crossing into Wales to visit the pretty town of Llangollen, set on the banks of the River Dee and famous for its international music festival - Eisteddfod. There is plenty of time to explore before we board our boat for a journey across the Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (ticket included) – the highest and longest cast iron aqueduct in the world - simply known as the ‘River in the Sky’.  

Shropshire Secrets

This morning we drive to Shrewsbury, one of England’s finest Tudor towns, where there is time for sightseeing at leisure. Then we head deep into the heart of Shropshire, surrounded by the Long Mynd and Wenlock Edge, to the border town of Ludlow, one of Britain’s loveliest medieval towns.

North Stafford Hotel

This Elizabethan and Jacobean designed hotel is situated in the heart of the Potteries in the city of Stoke-on-Trent, directly opposite the railway station. Facilities include a charming restaurant and a comfortable bar and lounge, whilst all of the bedrooms offer private facilities, trouser press, television, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities.

• Full buffet breakdast and dinner plus tea or coffee

• Lift

Departure Date Mon 14 Oct, 2019
Tour Ref SUNSTN5 47
Hotel Britannia North Stafford Hotel
Days 5
Adult (from) £259.00
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  • All coach travel from selected local departure points
  • Reserved seats on tour coaches
  • Complete luggage handling
  • Half board accommodation with choice of menu
  • Evening entertainment and sightseeing excursions (if stated)
  • The services of the SunriseDirect driver

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