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Historic Houses Glorious Gardens & Light Railway

Historic Houses Glorious Gardens & Light Railway

We are delighted to offer this lovely NEW holiday featuring some of the many delights of Staffordshire. Attractions range from a historic stately home, delightful gardens on the vast Trentham Estate to two preserved and restored railways along with a visit to Lichfield and the Arboretum.

Holiday Highlights


• Rudyard Lake Railway

• Little Moreton Hall

• Foxfields Light Railway

• Trentham Gardens

• Cathedral City of Lichfield

• National Memorial Arboretum


We depart and make our way to
Staffordshire and our hotel for the next 4 nights
with dinner, bed and breakfast with tea/coffee
and biscuits served on arrival.


We start the day with a drive to the city
of Lichfield where there is much to see and do,
particularly the stunning Lichfield cathedral,
which is well worth a visit. Later we visit the
National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.


Our first visit today takes us to the
National Trust owned Little Moreton Hall, near
Congleton, a timber framed building curled
around with a scenic moat, has defied logic for
over 500 years! This afternoon we visit Rudyard
Lake where we enjoy a 3 miles return ride on the
miniature railway alongside the lake.


This morning we begin with a visit to the
award winning Trentham Gardens where you
can visit the shopping village with cafes,
restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden
Centre. Later we head for Blyth Bridge and the
Foxfield Light Railway. Originally used to carry
coal from Foxfield Colliery, closed in 1965, the
line is now very popular for steam trips into the
countryside to Dilhorn Park.


After breakfast we depart for home.

Your Hotel


The Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House

Hotel is located in Festival Park and incorporates

Etruria Hall, the former home of Josiah

Wedgwood. Facilities include a superb leisure

complex with indoor swimming pool and all

bedrooms are en suite with TV, telephone and

tea/coffee making 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.

Name Address Contact Details
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
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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