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Historical Railway & Waterway Journeys

Historical Railway & Waterway Journeys

This NEW tour takes us to Chester and a ride on the Llangollen Railway, cruise the Llangollen canal and visit the historical Ironbridge Gorge.

Holiday Highlights:

 

• Shrewsbury & River Severn Cruise

• Ironbridge – Museum of the Gorge

• Historic Chester

• Llangollen Railway & Llangollen Canal

Monday

We depart and make our way north to Chester and our hotel for the next 4 nights with dinner, bed & breakfast.

During your stay

• We explore the historic city of Chester with lots of things to do – explore the unique ‘Rows’ of two tiered shops or enjoy a stroll down to the River Dee.
• Excursion to the Dee Valley where we join the Rheilfford Llangollen Railway for a journey on a nostalgic train and also take a ride on the ‘Stream in the Sky’- the Llangollen Canal.
• We visit Shrewsbury packed with timber framed black and white buildings amongst narrow alleyways surrounded by the River Severn. Enjoy a cruise on the River Severn and we have the opportunity to explore the town.
• The impressive Ironbridge Gorge where the world’s first iron bridge forms the centre of this World Heritage Site,

Friday

After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel

 

The Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel is in close proximity to historic Chester. Facilities include an indoor swimming pool, sauna, steam room and gym. All bedrooms are en suite with TV and tea/coffeemaking facilities. The hotel has a lift.

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

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

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Name Address
Bath Bath
Odd Down Park and Ride Coach Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
Outside Rivo Lounge or Megabet.
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Miles Morgan Travel Agency, Triangle Bus Stop
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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