Shropshire is known for its remarkable heritage and during this holiday you will take a memorable train journey and a lovely river cruise!
SHREWSBURY is a medieval town that lies within a giant loop of the River Severn and is famed for its castle, spires, abbey and half-timbered black and white buildings. From the town enjoy a SEVERN RIVER CRUISE following the river loop around Shrewsbury from the Welsh to the English Bridge with an entertaining commentary given by the captain.
THE SEVERN VALLEY RAILWAY recently celebrated being a tourist attraction for 50 years during which it has featured in numerous films and television shows. Take a step back in time with a nostalgic ride on the railway when a heritage steam locomotive takes you on a 16 mile journey between Kidderminster and Bridgnorth.
IRONBRIDGE gorge is where in 1779 the world’s first cast iron bridge was built spanning the River Severn – beautifully constructed, totally innovative it stands as a permanent reminder of our industrial past. Its regarded as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
BLISTS HILL VICTORIAN VILLAGE is a popular atmospheric open-air museum that allows you to experience the way of Victorian life in the late 1800’s. The ‘townsfolk’ are dressed in the attire of the day and go about their daily lives in shops and workplaces just as they would have done during Queen Victoria’s reign.
COSFORD is an award-winning Royal Air Force Museum that houses one of the largest aviation collections in the United Kingdom. 70 historic aircraft are displayed in three wartime hangars along with the National Cold War Exhibition.