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Historic Houses, Glorious Gardens & Light Railways

Historic Houses, Glorious Gardens & Light Railways

Staffordshire offers plenty of hidden gems, from miniature railways to grand stately homes.

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Combine these with miniature railways and inviting garden centres for a classic Galloway tour.


At a glance:

  • Little Moreton Hall

  • Trentham Estate

  • National Memorial Arboretum

  • Trentham Garden Centre

  • Rudyard Lake Miniature Railway

  • Foxfield Light Railway

  • Lichfield

  • Home pick up


This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, travel to Staffordshire and the Moat House Hotel for the four night stay including dinner, bed and breakfast. On arrival, be greeted with tea, coffee and biscuits.


Day 2

Journey to the City of Lichfield, home of the stunning 800 year old Lichfield Cathedral, set in a remarkable and serene close. After purchasing lunch here, head to the National Memorial Arboretum at Alrewas.

B, D

Day 3

Discover 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 wonky! A rare chapel and topsy-turvy long gallery and early wallpaper ensure the 'wow' factor at this iconic Tudor treasure. This afternoon, visit Rudyard Lake for a return ride on the miniature railway.

B, D

Day 4

Enjoy a visit to the vast Trentham Estate, including Trentham Garden Centre, before heading to Blyth Bridge and the Foxfield Light Railway. Originally used to carry coal from Foxfield Colliery, closed in 1965, the line is now very popular for steam trips into the countryside to Dilhorn Park.

B, D

Day 5

Travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Best Western Stoke-on-Trent Moat House Hotel


Located in Festival Park, Stoke, incorporates Etruria Hall, the former home of Josiah Wedgwood and a superb leisure complex.

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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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