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Midland Memories & Bygone Transport

Midland Memories & Bygone Transport

Midland Memories & Bygone Transport

Midland Memories & Bygone Times

 

This popular tour to the heart of England offers a great combination of steam trains, stately homes, canal boats and the excellent Black Country Museum where you can discover the West Midlands’ history and heritage.

 

Our hotel: Sketchley Grange Hotel & Spa

This elegant country house hotel is situated on the borders of Leicestershire and Warwickshire and combines the perfect blend of past and present. It offers a lounge, bar, restaurant, WiFi and leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool, spa and sauna. All bedrooms are en-suite and feature a TV, safe, air-conditioning and tea/coffee making facilities. This hotel has a lift.

Museum

Museum of British Road Transport & Baddesley Clinton House - Our day begins with drive south to historic Coventry, where we have included entrance to the Museum of British Road Transport, home to more than 400 artefacts and thousands of items of memorabilia from the golden age of cars and cycles. After some free time for lunch we continue to Baddesley Clinton House, an atmospheric moated house that has been a sanctuary since the 15th century, with its three priest holes, fish pools, a romantic lake and beautiful walled gardens.

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Canal

Grand Union Canal & Great Central Railway - This morning we make our way to the little village of Foxton. Here we board the 'Vagabond', an elegant vintage motor launch, for a trip on the Grand Union Canal, seeing the Foxton flight of 10 locks and gently passing through the countryside. This afternoon we head for the northern outskirts of Leicester where we join the Great Central Railway for a nostalgic 18-mile steam train ride to Loughborough, crossing picturesque Swithland Reservoir on the way.

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Railway

Severn Valley Railway & Black Country Museum - At Kidderminster we join the Severn Valley Railway for a ride along the valley to Bridgnorth, passing through restored stations. From here we head for the Black Country Museum for free time at leisure. Take a ride on a tram, tuck into traditional fish and chips or have a pint in the 'Bottle and Glass'!

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B=Breakfast included, D=Dinner included

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All tours on this site do include our very popular door to door service. On the day of departure, one of our small minibuses or cars will pick you up, at your door at the stipulated time and transfer you to the coach. Check on this map to see if your address is within our pick up area. PLEASE NOTE – if you do not live within our pick up area, call us and we will arrange to collect you at a mutually convenient point en-route.

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