Golden Age of Railways, Canals & Rivers

Golden Age of Railways, Canals & Rivers

Railways and waterways abound - with the Rivers Dee and Mersey and the WH Lever's philanthropic village of Port Sunlight and a lovely journey 'through the sky' on the Llangollen canal.

Holiday Highlights

 

• Historic Roman Chester

• Horseshoe Pass and Llangollen

Railway

• Pontcysyllte Aqueduct canal trip

• Sunlight Village – Port Sunlight

• Mersey Ferry river cruise

• The Wirral and Hoylake

• Welsh evening with a male voice choir

Monday

We depart from your local area and
head to Mold, arriving late afternoon at the
Beaufort Park Hotel and the next 4 nights stay
with dinner, bed and breakfast. Tea and Bara
Brith are served on arrival and there are 2
evenings of entertainment for you - a quiz night
and a Welsh male voice choir.

Tuesday

A pleasant drive through the Cheshire
countryside takes us to Chester for the day.
There is lots to see and do in this historic city.
Explore the ‘Rows’ of two-tiered shops and
perhaps do some shopping? You could stroll
around the city walls or wander down to the river
Dee for a relaxing pub lunch.

Wednesday

Today we travel around the Wirral
coast via Hoylake with its famous golf courses
and through the Mersey tunnel and into
Liverpool. We spend the morning here and you
have time to explore the city. The Albert Dock
complex boasts many attractions including the
Beatles’ Story. Liverpool has two cathedrals
which dominate the skyline. We include a boat
trip on the river Mersey. This afternoon it is off
to Port Sunlight. We visit Sunlight Vision and
enjoy a guided tour of Port Sunlight which was
built by William Hesketh Lever for his factory
workers and named after his famous Sunlight
soap. Discover how the village was planned with
his workers’ welfare uppermost and visit the gift
shop.

Thursday

Today takes us through lovely Welsh
scenery including the spectacular Horseshoe
Pass to the Dee valley. Here we join the
Rheilfford Llangollen Railway for a journey on
a nostalgic steam train and also take a ride
on the "Stream in the Sky" - the Llangollen
canal - gliding gently over the country’s biggest
navigable viaduct

Friday

We begin our journey home after
breakfast.

Your Hotel

Beaufort Park Hotel

The AA 3 star rated Beaufort Park Hotel

is situated near the market town of Mold

and is a perfect base for our tour. A warm

and friendly welcome awaits you.

There is a Scandinavian style reception area and

a mezzanine lounge providing plenty of

places to relax.

All bedrooms are en suite

with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press

and tea/coffee making facilities.

The hotel does not have 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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