Ironbridge & The Welsh Marches

Saxon sites and Industrial Ironbridge

The Welsh Marches is an imprecisely defined area along the border between England and Wales, full of rolling countryside, idyllic villages, timber framed buildings, and historic properties. The Saxon settlement of Shrewsbury is packed with Tudor architecture, fascinating churches and medieval remnants. Ironbridge, a UNESCO World Heritage site, is known throughout the world as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.


Tour Inclusions:

  • Hellens Manor – a hidden gem with grand interiors
  • Stokesay Castle - one of the finest surviving fortified medieval manor houses in England
  • Pretty market town of Ludlow
  • Guided tour of of Shrewsbury – birthplace of Charles Dawin
  • Impressive World Heritage site of Ironbridge
  • Berrington Hall – Georgian property with 18th C treasures
  • Executive coach travel from your choice of pick up points
  • 4 nights half board accommodation

From £719
per person

based on two sharing in a twin/double room, with a minimum of 30 passengers travelling in a specific month

Suggested Hotel

Mercure Shrewsbury Albrighton Hall

  • 18th Century Manor House set in 15 acres
  • 4 miles from the centre of Shrewsbury
  • Well-equipped bedrooms
  • Traditional restaurant and contemporary bar
  • Leisure facilities including indoor pool

Not the hotel for your group? Other hotels are available, contact us.


  • Hellens Manor
    Hellens Manor East Terrace towards Cedar Lawn

    Hellens Manor is an ancient home dating back to the 11th century, packed with period artefacts. It boasts grand interiors, including beautiful historic textiles which have been carefully restored by volunteers from The Arts Society.

  • Stokesay Castle (EH)
    Stokesay Castle 13198230 l 123 RF web

    Considered one of the finest surviving fortified medieval manor houses in England, Stokesay Castle was built in the 13th century by Laurence of Ludlow, one of the richest men in England at the time. Step back in time and get a taste of medieval life, exploring the Great Hall, unchanged for more than 700 years; the North Tower, which boasts the original medieval tiled floor; and the 17th century timber-framed gatehouse, which features ornate carvings in its frame.

  • Ludlow

    A pretty market town in Shropshire, Ludlow has its own castle. It is known for its astounding collection of historic, timber-framed buildings.

  • Guided Tour of Shrewsbury

    Walk the medieval streets lined with charming Tudor timber-framed buildings, learning about Shrewsbury’s history from a knowledgeable local guide. The county town is famous for being the birthplace of Charles Darwin, and as a result of its border location, it served as a vital front in the medieval conflict between England and Wales.

  • Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust

    This impressive World Heritage Site is dominated by its namesake – the world’s first cast-iron bridge, built in 1779, is a marvel of modern construction. Explore some of the ten fascinating museums which include Blists Hill Victorian Town, Coalport China Museum and the Jackfield Tile Museum.

  • Berrington Hall (NT)

    The grounds surrounding Berrington Hall were the last to be landscaped by ‘Capability’ Brown. Inside this Georgian property are fine Henry Holland-designed interiors rich with 18th century treasures, alongside fascinating servants’ quarters that ensured a strict divide from family life.


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