Heritage Highlights of the North Midlands
Enjoy this new tour of the North Midlands taking in some of the Heritage Highlights of days gone by.
Best Western Stoke City Centre Hotel, 3 Star
66 Trinity St, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5NB
Tel: 01782 202361
An iconic former railway hotel, Best Western Stoke on Trent City Centre Hotel is perfectly placed for exploring Stoke-on-Trent’s top attractions. In addition to its great location, the hotel has some first-rate facilities, including a health club and spa with heated indoor pool, sauna and gym. Lift.
Monday 8 August 5 Days £385
Monday 3 October 5 Days £355
Single Supplement £60. Insurance £24
(includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%)
4 Nights Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Entry to Wedgewood World of Pottery, Entry to Trentham Gardens, Entry to National Brewery Museum. Entry to Blists Hill Museum.
DAY 1 We leave home and travel south to our hotel in Stoke on Trent.
DAY 2 Today we start by visiting Trentham Gardens and enjoy a peaceful stroll through 725 acres of spectacular natural beauty and home to award winning gardens., including Italian Gardens designed by renowned designer and multi Chelsea Gold Medal Winner, Tom Stuart-Smith. In the afternoon we return to Stoke on Trent and spend the afternoon at the famous World of Wedgewood, you can explore the extraordinary V&A Wedgwood Collection and discover the story of Wedgwood and the many artists, designers, patrons and makers whose ceramic creations have transformed society and industry.
DAY 3 We start today by visiting Lichfield, a vibrant historic city nestled in the heart of Staffordshire. Lichfield’s streets are lined with museums, independent shops and of course its world famous Cathedral. In the afternoon we head to Burton-on-Trent to visit the National Brewery Centre for a guided tour and tasting.
DAY 4 Our excursion today takes us to the National Memorial Arboretum for some quiet reflection. Since the official opening twenty years ago, the Arboretum has grown into an inspirational living landscape where families, friends and comrades can celebrate lives lived and remember lives lost. We then visit the spectacular Ironbridge Gorge, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Enjoy visiting Blists Hill, an open air museum, where townsfolk in traditional dress re-enact life in an authentic Victorian community; the village of Ironbridge and the famous ‘Iron Bridge’ itself.
DAY 5 We travel homeward.