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History & Heritage in Shropshire Great Break

History & Heritage in Shropshire Great Break

Blists Hill Victorian Town, Church Stretton & Powis Castle

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Monday 16 to Tuesday 17 December 2019


We visit Blists Hill Victorian Town in time for Christmas. Here you’ll experience what life was like in Victorian times when Britain ruled the world. Meet some (almost) real Victorians in their authentic shops and cottages, buy curious goods from a bygone era and watch tradespeople in action in their atmospheric workshops and factories. Our tour also visits Powis Castle (NT) -Laid out under the influence of Italian and French styles, this world famous garden retains its original lead statues and the medieval castle contains one of the finest collections of paintings and furniture in Wales.


Your Holiday Includes


  • One Boarding Point here at Henley-in-Arden

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • Our Own Courier Service

  • 1 nights half board at the Longmynd House Hotel, Church Stretton

  • Locally sourced food tasting & regional dishes

  • Either a local gin tasting OR local beer tasting event

  • Quiz or visiting speaker

  • Entrance to Blists Hill, Victorian Town at Ironbridge

  • Entrance to Powis Castle


Not Included: All lunches


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Take a trip down memory lane and experience the magic of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill Victorian town, Ironbridge. The town will be festooned with Christmas decorations, and the small seasonal market and period shops will stock a variety of unusual and interesting Victorian festive gifts. Browse the craft and food stalls and chat to the town's residents about how people celebrated Christmas in the late 19th century. We continue to Church Stretton for our overnight stay which includes a local food tasting night, where the chefs and restaurant team will delight you with an evening of locally sourced ingredients and traditional regional dishes. Following dinner there will be either a local gin tasting or local beer tasting event, followed by lounge entertainment which will include either a quiz or visiting speaker.


Departing after breakfast we drive to Powis Castle (NT). Here we can explore the stunning State Rooms and discover a series of festive scenes and traditional decorations as we reveal how the Herbert family spent their Christmas. Enjoy the craft workshops, fine festive foods and story time with Father Christmas. There will be something to add some sparkle to everyone's Christmas.

Your Hotel


3* Longmynd House, Church Stretton

Set in extensive wooded grounds in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty the Longmynd enjoys an elevated location above Church Stretton. 50 bedrooms with lounge, bar & restaurant. Heated outdoor swimming pool. Lift. Please note that due to restricted access guest will have to be dropped at the main entrance which is only approx. 100m to the hotel entrance.


Hotel Facilities:


  • Bar

  • Restaurant

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • Heated outdoor pool

  • Lift

  • WiFi


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


2 Day Tour

Monday 16 – Tuesday 17 December 2019 | £159


Tour Departs By: 9.30am | Returns By: 17.30pm




Single Room: Nil

Holiday Insurance: £17


Reductions available for (NT) National Trust Members


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

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