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Autumn in Olde England

Autumn in Olde England

Enjoy the "turn-of-the-season" around the unspoilt, undeveloped and unrushed county of Shropshire, which retains an intriguing air of "yester-year",


Enjoy the "turn-of-the-season" around the unspoilt, undeveloped and unrushed county of Shropshire, which retains an intriguing air of "yester-year",

Enjoy this “turn-of-the-season” break in Olde England based around the unspoilt, undeveloped, and unrushed county of Shropshire which retains an intriguing air of “yester-year”. Nature launches its magnificent variety show in Autumn and the wooded valleys offer up a dazzling palette of colours to delight visitiors. None more so than the fascinating Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution which has now been returned to it former natural beauty. The sights, sounds and smells of the Victorian age are authentically recreated at the Blists Hill Victorian Town in the gorge where visitors are transported back over 100 years to a bygone era.


Tuesday - Morning departure from Dorset to Stratford on Avon for lunch. The medieval market town and birthplace of William Shakespeare - it's half-timbered Tudor architecture characterises Olde England with a near "fairy-tale" quality. After time for sightseeing continue to Telford and check-in to the Buckatree Hall Hotel for 2 night stay.

Wednesday - A morning visit to The Blists Hill Victorian Town in the picturesque Ironbridge Gorge. A recreation of a late 19th century town - visit the shops, cosy cottages, tradespeople and workshops. Take a walk along the canal-side and surrounding woodlands to appreciate the rustic browns, gold and red of natures last roar before winter. Lunch is available in the old style tea-rooms, or maybe fish & chips made the old way. This afternoon we shall visit Shrewsbury, England's finest Tudor town full of black and white buildings, narrow cobbled alleyways, church spires and ancient architecture. The River Severn scoops up the town in a loop and offers sightseeing cruises on the water.

Thursday - Tour along the Wenlock Edge to Church Stretton, taking in the Autumn colours of "Little Switzerland". Continue to Ludlow, still set around its original medieval street plan and containing over 500 listed buildings - an official "slow town" that avoids modern hustle and bustle. Lunch is taken in Worcester, the beautiful cathedral city that provides a jumble of architecture typifying the Olde England style. Return to Dorset by early evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Buckatree Hall Hotel, Telford

An impressive black and white building which has existed in many forms over the years including grand private residence, country club and more recently a family run hotel that has been lovingly refurbished to today’s high standard. Bedrooms are tastefully decorated and furnished and provide private bathroom with hairdryer, TV with satellite channels, phone, iron/board, in-room safe, tea tray and free wifi. The Lakeside Restaurant overlooks the hotel gardens and showcases fresh local ingredients to create a memorable dining experience. The hotel boasts a guests only hi-tec gym with complimentary towels and water provided. A lift serves all floors and room service is available.


Tour Price: £199.00 Per Person

Single Room Supplement: £40.00


Price Includes: All coach travel, 2 nights hotel accommodation, Half board meals, Entry to Blists Hill Town, VAT.

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
Beaminster Area Convenient local point in Beaminster to be advised
Blandford Area Convenient local point in Blandford to be advised
Bournemouth Area Convenient point in Bournemouth to be advised
Branksome Area Convenient point in Branksome to be advised
Bridport Area Convenient local point in Bridport to be advised
Britannia Inn Britannia Inn, Fortuneswell, Portland
Charlestown The Alexandra Inn, Chickerell Road, Charlestown
Chickerell Bluebird Garage, Chickerell Road
Corfe Castle Convenient point in Corfe Castle to be advised
Courtlands Portland, Courtlands bus stop
Dorchester South Station Dorchester South Station bus stop
Dorchester TOT Top O'Town Car Park (by cafe), Dorchester
Easton Easton Square, Portland
Ferndown Area Convenient local point in Ferndown to be advised
Foords Corner Foords Corner bus stop, Wyke Regis
Jestys Avenue Bus stop end of Jestys Avenue on Littlemoor Road
Littlemead Broadwey, Littlemead bus stop (Swan Inn)
Lodmoor Hill Lodmoor Hill Bus Stop (near Post Office)
Lyme Regis Convenient local point in Lyme Regis to be advised
Lyndale bus stop Wyke Regis, Lyndale Bus Stop
Nottington Broadwey, Nottington Corner bus stop
Other Points in Dorset Phone us to discuss a convenient pick up.
Poole Area Convenient local point in Poole to be advised
Poundbury QMSE Poundbury Queen Mother Square bus stop
(Coach heading into Dorchester)
Radipole Spa Hotel bus stop, Radipole
Redlands Redlands, Opposite Garage
Ridgeway Bottom (DNU) DO NOT USE
Ringwood Area Convenient local point in Ringwood to be advised
Rodwell Rodwell Traffic Lights, Rodwell Rd/Rodwell Ave
Sgt Bunn St Bunn Bakery, Lanehouse Rocks Road
Sherborne Area Convenient local point in Sherborne to be advised
Southwell Portland, Southwell, Opposite Eight Kings Inn
St Edmunds Church St Edmunds Church, Lanehouse Rocks Road
St Johns Church Weymouth, St Johns Church, outside Dentist
St Nicholas Church St Nicholas Church, Buxton Road, Weymouth
Sturminster Newton Area Convenient point in Stur. Newton to be advised
Swanage Area Convenient local point in Swanage to be advised
To be advised To be advised - Approx. 2 weeks before travel
Upton Area Convenient local point in Upton to be advised
Value House Value House Car Park
Victoria Square Victoria Square bus stop, Portland
Wareham Area Convenient local point in Wareham to be advised
Westwey Road Westwey Rd, Magistrates Court, Weymouth
Weymouth Bluebird Weymouth, Outside Bluebird Office,
K1 bus stop
Wimborne Area Convenient local point in Wimborne to be advised
Wool Area Convenient local point in Wool to be advised
Wyke Smuggler Smugglers Inn, Wyke Regis
Yeovil Area Convenient local point in Yeovil to be advised
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