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Railways, Cathedrals, Gardens Derbyshire & Staffs

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

A truly delightful holiday that covers a wide range of attractions in the beautiful counties of Derbyshire & Staffordshire

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RAILS, CATHEDRALS & GARDENS of Derbyshire & Staffordshire

 

2 – 6 September 2021

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £489

 

A truly delightful holiday that covers a wide range of attractions in the beautiful counties of Derbyshire & Staffordshire

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Lichfield   |   Shugborough Estate   |   Ecclesbourne Valley Railway   |   Matlock   |   Midland Railway   |   Biddulph Grange Garden   |   Churnet Valley Railway

 

DAY ONE

Departing from your home, you will join your tour coach and travel to Derbyshire with comfort stops en route.  Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits served on arrival, time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO

We start the day with a drive south to the city of Lichfield, there is much to see and do particularly the stunning Lichfield Cathedral set in a remarkable and serene close, over 800 years old the Cathedral is well worth a visit.  This afternoon we continue to the stunning Shugborough Estate, former home of the late Lord Patrick Lichfield and set on the banks of the River Sow, the magnificent 17th century mansion house offers much to see.

 

DAY THREE

This morning we head north to Duffield, here we join the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for a 30-minute ride through the Derbyshire countryside to Wirksworth.  Re-joining your coach, we head to Matlock where we take a break for lunch and a change to look at this enchanting town.  This afternoon we enjoy another train ride, this time at the Midland Railway in Butterley, bringing back memories of the old LMS – the London Midland & Scottish Railway.

 

DAY FOUR

Our first visit today takes us to the National Trust owned Biddulph Grange Garden, this is one of Britain’s most unusual gardens which feature upside down trees, a formal Italian Garden, Egyptian Court and tranquil Chinese garden - a delightful experience and well worth a visit.  This afternoon we visit the Churnet Valley Railway, we join the train at Froghall and enjoy a round trip on the line through Staffordshire’s hidden valley.

 

DAY FIVE

This morning after breakfast we begin our homeward journey with comfort stops en route.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

 

  • Luxury coach travel

  • Home pick-up

  • 4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

  • Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

  • Admission Shugborough Estate

  • Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

  • Midland Railway Butterleys

  • Biddulph Grange Garden

  • Churnet Valley Railway.

 

MICKLEOVER COURT HOTEL, Derby

The hotel is just a short drive from Derby and close to the Peak District and offers stylish and contemporary accommodation.  Facilities include a bar, restaurant, indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath and whirlpool.  Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and offer all the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, the hotel also has a lift.

DAY ONE

Departing from your home, you will join your tour coach and travel to Derbyshire with comfort stops enroute. Arriving at your hotel late afternoon, tea/coffee & biscuits served on arrival, time to relax before dinner.

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DAY TWO

We start the day with a drive south to the city of Lichfield, there is much to see and do particularly the stunning Lichfield Cathedral set in a remarkable and serene close, over 800 years old the Cathedral is well worth a visit. This afternoon we continue to the stunning Shugborough Estate, former home of the late Lord Patrick Lichfield and set on the banks of the River Sow, the magnificent 17th century mansion house offers much to see.

B, D

DAY THREE

This morning we head north to Duffield, here we join the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for a 30 minute ride through the Derbyshire countryside to Wirksworth. Rejoining your coach we head to Matlock where we take a break for lunch and a change to look at this enchanting town. This afternoon we enjoy another train ride, this time at the Midland Railway in Butterley, bringing back memories of the old LMS - the London Midland & Scottish Railway.

B, D

DAY FOUR

Our first visit today takes us to the National Trust owned Biddulph Grange Garden, this is one of Britains most unusual gardens which feature upside down trees, a formal Italian Garden, Egyptian Court and tranquil Chinese garden - a delightful experience and well worth a visit. This afternoon we visit the Churnet Valley Railway, we join the train at Froghall and enjoy a round trip on the line through Staffordshire's hidden valley.

B, D

DAY FIVE

Sadly, this morning after breakfast we begin our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

MICKLEOVER COURT HOTEL, Derby

The hotel is just a short drive from Derby and close to the Peak District and offers stylish and contemporary accommodation. Facilities include a bar, restaurant, indoor pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath and whirlpool. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and offer all the amenities that you would expect from a hotel of this standard including TV, telephone, hairdryer, tea/coffee making facilities, the hotel also has a lift.

 

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival

Admission Shugborough Estate

Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

Midland Railway Butterleys

Biddulph Grange Garden

Churnet Valley Railway

 

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

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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
Wrexham, Wrexham, Plas Coch Pub
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