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Sailing and Steaming in the Welsh borders 2020

Sailing and Steaming in the Welsh borders 2020

A fascinating 4 day break in the Welsh Borders

4 day holiday


Friday 3 July £299


Single supplement £70


Insurance £23.50 inc IPT



3 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Welshpool & Llanfair Railway

River Severn cruise


IMPORTANT  The hotel has been changed from the one described in the brochure. The White House will not be trading as a hotel and the tour has been rebooked at Buckatree Hall Hotel. (Changed on 22/01/20)



Day 1 Friday

Depart in the morning, travelling via the Severn Valley and the Midlands to the Welsh Borderlands. Arrive at the Buckatree Hall Hotel. 3 nights stay - dinner, bed & breakfast.


Day 2 Saturday

We begin the day with a scenic drive through lovely scenery to Ironbridge and Much Wenlock before heading north to historic Shrewsbury. The town is full of timber framed black and white buildings amongst narrow alleyways within a loop of the River Severn. Time for lunch and this afternoon we enjoy a cruise on the River Severn.

B, D

Day 3 Sunday

Our excursion today takes us to the Welshpool and Llanfair Railway. This line, formerly part of the old Great Western Railway, passes through delightful scenery on the way to Llanfair Caereinion. Here we take a break before we catch the return train. From Welshpool we have a drive to the pleasant market town of Church Stretton and back to the hotel.

B, D

Day 4 Monday

After breakfast we head for home, taking a break in Ludlow, one of England’s finest surviving medieval towns, set in a bend of the River Teme, around a magnificent castle. Some of Britain’s best preserved Tudor, Elizabethan and Georgian architecture is here with over 500 listed buildings.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

One of a number of longer weekend tours we’ve been asked to set up, with major attractions included. In this picturesque area of mountains and valleys we go on a rural light railway, the Welshpool and Llanfair, cruise on the River Severn at Shrewsbury and spend time at such gems as medieval Ludlow.


BUCKATREE HALL HOTEL The Buckatree Hall Hotel is a renowned, comfortable, country house, with its own mature gardens and private lake, offering a relaxing retreat where you can escape from the pressure of day to day life. All bedrooms are en suite and have TV and tea/coffee making. There is a lift

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
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Trafford House Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station)
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Argos
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Chelmsford Victoria Road (coach bays)
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Granada Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
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