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Historic Houses & Glorious Gardens, Staffordshire


Thu 12 - Mon 16 Aug 2021: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to Historic Houses, Glorious Gardens & Historic Railways with Johnsons Coaches staying near Hanley.

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Thursday 12th to Monday 15th August 2021


This new tour features some of the many delights of North Staffordshire and its borders with Cheshire and Derbyshire including a historic stately home, delightful gardens and a miniature train ride on the Rudyard Lake Railway. We also take in the glorious Staffordshire Moorlands and the Staffordshire edge of the Peak District National Park that make this area of Britain such a fantastic place to visit.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ seating & legroom

  • Fully reclining seats with calf supports

  • Complimentary on board hot and cold drinks

  • Free WiFi and USB charging points

  • Complimentary gift bag

  • 4 nights half board

  • Welcome drinks reception

  • Cream Tea

  • A la Carte dinners

  • Entrances to the National Memorial Arboretum, Biddulph Grange (NT), Little Moreton Hall & Hodnet Hall

  • Rudyard Lake Train Ride


Not included: All lunches



We start the day with a drive to the City of Lichfield. Here there is much to see and do, particularly the stunning Lichfield Cathedral, set in a remarkable and serene close. Over 800 years old the building is the third on the site and is well worth a visit. Later, we visit the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas, before heading north to our hotel and our 4-night stay. Tea/Coffee & biscuits served on arrival. Dinner for each evening will be à la carte, dining at leisure and includes a glass of wine or fruit juice.


A day lled with history and horticulture! We begin at Biddulph Grange (NT) to explore the Grade 1 listed garden. One of Britain’s most exciting and unusual gardens, it was designed by James Bateman with a series of connected compartments including a Chinese garden, Italian garden & Scottish glen. We continue over the wild and rugged Staffordshire Moorland viewing the spectacular Ramshaw Rocks before reaching Buxton, a popular market town, located within the Peak District National Park.


Our first visit today takes us to the National Trust owned Little Moreton Hall, near Congleton. The Hall, surrounded by a moat and set in a small pretty garden, has had a chequered history. In danger of falling over it is as intriguing as it is quirky! A rare chapel and topsy-turvy long gallery and early wallpaper ensure the ‘wow’ factor at this iconic Tudor treasure. This afternoon we have a visit to Rudyard Lake where we enjoy a 3 miles return ride on the miniature railway alongside the lake. Later we return to the hotel.


This morning we begin with a visit to the award winning Trentham Gardens. Enjoy a visit to the shopping village, with shops cafes, restaurants and the vast Trentham Garden Centre. Free time to explore and obtain lunch before we head back to our hotel for an afternoon cream tea consisting of two scones, clotted cream, jam, butter, tea and coffee.


After breakfast we depart our hotel and visit Hodnet Hall. Often described as “one of the best examples of a planted landscapes in the U.K”, we discover 63 acres of gardens with grand vistas, intimate, secluded areas, a walled garden and magnificent lakes. Forest trees provide a wonderful backdrop for formal gardens planted to give delight during every season, woodland walks amongst flowering shrubs and a daisy chain of ornamental pools. We return home during the afternoon.

Your Hotel


4* The Best Western Moat House Hotel, Stoke-on-Trent

The Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel is located in Festival Park, Stoke. It incorporates Etruria Hall, the former home of Josiah Wedgwood, and facilities include superb leisure complex with indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and have all the modern day facilities you would expect from a hotel of this standard. Mobility Grade: 4. Location, generally level. Easy access throughout, lift to all floors.


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Thu 12 - Mon 16 August 2021



Departs: 9.30am

Returns: 4.30pm



Single Room: £80 | Holiday Insurance: £29.50


This departure includes the £5 per person per day ‘Luxury Traveller’ Coach supplement.

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour).

Discounts available for (NT) National Trust Members.


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

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Henley in Arden Depot Park & Ride, Johnsons Depot
Liveridge House Liveridge Hill, Henley in Arden

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