GOLD Shropshire & The Marches

GOLD Shropshire & The Marches

Lovely Ludlow has a castle and a wealth of historic buildings. Timber framed buildings abound in Shrewsbury and the cradle of the industrial revolution at Iron Bridge Gorge takes you back in time. The best way to see the Severn Valley is by train - especially when there's steam involved!



• Ludlow and Wenlock Edge

• Shrewsbury

• Severn Valley Railway

• Ironbridge Gorge

• Hotel entertainment on one evening


We depart from your home area and
head northwards to the Wye Valley and to
Hereford for a break. We pass Ludlow and arrive
at the Buckatree Hall Hotel where tea/coffee
and biscuits are served and the next four nights
stay with dinner, bed and breakfast. A pianist/
keyboard player will provide entertainment on one
evening of your stay.


We begin today with a a drive down the
picturesque Wenlock Edge, off the beaten track
and towards Ludlow a medieval town with an
imposing Norman castle at the top of the town
square. The town is delightful and we have free
time to explore the many historic buildings. We
return past the impressive Stokesay Castle to
Church Stretton, taking in the lovely Shropshire


Shrewsbury is our destination this
morning. The town is packed with timber-framed
black and white buildings amongst the narrow
alleyways with the river Severn nearby. We
explore and find lunch before we leave for our
afternoon visit to Ironbridge Gorge, cradle of the
industrial revolution and site of the world’s first
iron bridge. The Gorge is a World Heritage Site.


We head south to Bridgnorth this
morning. Here we join the famous Severn Valley
Railway for a delightful ride (not October) along
the beautiful Severn Valley. There are handsome
restored stations on the way to Kidderminster.
From here it is just a short ride to lovely Georgian
Bewdley on the river Severn where we take a lunch
break and have a look round before returning on
the train to Bridgnorth.


After breakfast we travel to the Cathedral city of
Worcester for a visit beforewe head homewards.

Your hotel


Buckatree Hall Hotel

The 3 star Buckatree Hall Hotel is a

renowned country house with mature

gardens and a private lake. It offers a relaxing

retreat with many of the rooms having views

across to the lake and gardens.

All bedrooms are en suite and have TV and

tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel has a lift.

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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
First Choice 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
Bus Station
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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