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Steam Trains, Grand Union Canal & Midland Memories

Combine steam trains, a canal boat trip, a stately home and a visit to the excellent Black Country Museum for a fantastic tour of the West Midlands.

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Combine steam trains, a canal boat trip, a stately home and a visit to the excellent Black Country Museum for a fantastic tour of the West Midlands.

 

At a glance:

  • Severn Valley Railway

  • Great Central Railway

  • Foxton Locks Canal Cruise

  • Black Country Living Museum

  • Coventry Museum of Road Transport

  • Baddesley Clinton

  • Home pick up

 

This holiday includes Sapphire Star travel.

Day 1

Following collection from home, depart East Anglia and travel to the Sketchley Grange Hotel for the four night dinner, bed and breakfast stay.

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Day 2

Drive south to historic Coventry for a visit to the Museum of British Road Transport, with over 400 artefacts and thousands of items of memorabilia from the golden age of cars and cycles. The museum is only five minutes' walk from the world-famous Coventry Cathedral. There is time to purchase lunch here before heading to Baddesley Clinton House, not far from Warwick. This atmospheric moated house has been a sanctuary since the 15th Century, with peaceful grounds, romantic lake and walled garden.

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Day 3

This morning, travel to the little village of Foxton to board 'Vagabond', an elegant vintage motor launch, for a trip on the Grand Union Canal to see the Foxton flight of 10 locks. At Foxton there is a canal side pub available to purchase refreshments. In the afternoon, head for the northern outskirts of Leicester and join the Great Central Railway for a nostalgic steam train ride for 18 miles to Loughborough crossing picturesque Swithland Reservoir on the way.

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Day 4

Today journey to Kidderminster and join the Severn Valley Railway for a ride along the valley to Bridgnorth, passing through delightfully restored stations on the way. From here, head to the Black Country Living Museum, an award winning open air living museum telling the story of the world's first industrial landscape.

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Day 5

After breakfast at the Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa, travel back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa, Hinckley

 

The Sketchley Grange Hotel and Spa is situated on the borders of Leicestershire and Warwickshire. This elegant country house hotel is nestled away in the Heart of England and combines the perfect blend of past and present.

 

http://www.sketchleygrangehotel.co.uk/

 

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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.

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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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