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Midlands Memories, Steam Trains & Grand Union Cana

Midlands Memories, Steam Trains & Grand Union Cana

A great combination – steam trains, canal boat trip and the excellent Black Country Museum where you can discover the heritage and history of the West Midlands as well as discovering how transport has evolved over the ages, as a contrast we also feature a beautiful stately home.

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MIDLANDS MEMORIES, Steam Trains & Grand Union Canal

 

A great combination – steam trains, canal boat trip and the excellent Black Country Museum where you can discover the heritage and history of the West Midlands as well as discovering how transport has evolved over the ages, as a contrast we also feature a beautiful stately home.

 

SKETCHLEY GRANGE HOTEL & SPA, Hinckley

This elegant country house hotel is nestled away in the Heart of England and combines the perfect blend of past and present.  Facilities include a spa with indoor pool, bedrooms offer modern décor and furnishings have TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron & ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

DAY ONE:

Departing from your own front door, join your tour coach and travel to Leicestershire with comfort stops enroute, arriving mid-afternoon time to relax before dinner.

 

DAY TWO:

Our day begins with a drive south to historic Coventry where we visit the Museum of British Road Transport with over 400 artefacts and thousands of items of memorabilia from the golden age of cars & cycles and the museum is only 5 minute-walk from the world-famous Coventry Cathedral.  A chance for you to obtain lunch before we head off the Baddesley Clinton House which is not far from Warwick, this atmospheric moated house has been a sanctuary since the 15th century with peaceful gardens, fish-pools, romantic lake and walled garden are all a delight.

 

DAY THREE:

This morning we make our way to the little village of Foxton, here we board ‘Vagabond’ – an elegant vintage motor launch for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks and gently passing through peaceful countryside.  At Foxton, there is a canal-side pub where you can obtain refreshments.  This afternoon we head for the northern outskirts of Leicester where we join the Great Central Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride for 18 miles to Loughborough crossing picturesque Swithland Reservoir on the way.

 

DAY FOUR:

We travel to Kidderminster today and join the Severn Valley Railway for a journey along the valley to Bridgnorth, passing through delightfully restored stations on the way.  From here we head to the Black Country Museum in time for our lunch stop, here you can ride on a tram, enjoy traditional fish & chips, have a pint in the Bottle & Glass and so much more.

 

DAY FIVE:

After breakfast this morning we depart for our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Great Central Railway

Foxton Locks Cruise

Severn Valley Railway

Black Country Museum

Coventry Transport Museum

Baddesley Clinton

DAY ONE

Departing from your own front door, join your tour coach and travel to Leicestershire with comfort stops enroute, arriving mid-afternoon time to relax before dinner.

D

DAY TWO

Our day begins with a drive south to historic Coventry where we visit the Museum of British Road Transport with over 400 artefacts and thousands of items of memorabilia from the golden age of cars & cycles and the museum is only 5 minute-walk from the world-famous Coventry Cathedral. A chance for you to obtain lunch before we head off the Baddesley Clinton House which is not far from Warwick, this atmospheric moated house has been a sanctuary since the 15th century with peaceful gardens, fish-pools, romantic lake and walled garden are all a delight.

B, D

DAY THREE

This morning we make our way to the little village of Foxton, here we board 'Vagabond' - an elegant vintage motor launch for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks and gently passing through peaceful countryside. At Foxton, there is a canal-side pub where you can obtain refreshments. This afternoon we head for the northern outskirts of Leicester where we join the Great Central Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride for 18 miles to Loughborough crossing picturesque Swithland Reservoir on the way.

B, D

DAY FOUR

We travel to Kidderminster today and join the Severn Valley Railway for a journey along the valley to Bridgnorth, passing through delightfully restored stations on the way. From here we head to the Black Country Museum in time for our lunch stop, here you can ride on a tram, enjoy traditional fish & chips, have a pint in the Bottle & Glass and so much more.

B, D

DAY FIVE

After breakfast this morning we depart for our homeward journey with comfort stops enroute.

B

B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

SKETCHLEY GRANGE HOTEL & SPA, Hinckley

This elegant country house hotel is nestled away in the Heart of England and combines the perfect blend of past and present.  Facilities include a spa with indoor pool, bedrooms offer modern décor and furnishings have TV, telephone, hairdryer, iron & ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities.

 

INCLUDED:

Door to door pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Great Central Railway

Foxton Locks Cruise

Severn Valley Railway

Black Country Museum

Coventry Transport Museum

Baddesley Clinton

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