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Railways, Cathedrals & Gardens of Derbyshire

Railways, Cathedrals & Gardens of Derbyshire

Railways, Cathedrals & Gardens of Derbyshire

The Railways, Cathedrals & Gardens of Derbyshire


This tour offers a delightful combination of picturesque rail rides, Peak District towns and National Trust properties, notably the famous Biddulph Grange Garden – a quirky, playful paradise and masterpiece of Victorian garden design.


Our Hotels: BW Mickleover Court Hotel, Derby

This modern and stylish hotel offers a restaurant, bar and leisure facilities including indoor swimming pool, gym, sauna, steam room, spa bath. WiFi access is available.

All bedrooms are en-suite and have television, telephone, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.




Lichfield - We drive south to the city of Lichfield where there is much to see and do, particularly the stunning Cathedral, set in a remarkable and serene close. More than 800 years old, the building is the only medieval English cathedral with three spires.

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Shugborough Estate - Experience National Trust's Shugborough Estate, the former home of the late Lord Patrick Lichfield. Set on the banks of the River Sow, this magnificent 17th century mansion is a rich blend of landscape, monuments, gardens and architecture, shaped by exploration and global encounters.

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Ecclesbourne Valley Railway - We make our way north to the Derwent Valley and Duffield. Here we join the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway for a ride through picturesque countryside to Wirksworth. We then make our way to the delightful Peak District town of Matlock for some time to explore and have a bite to eat.

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Midland Railway - Enjoy a ride on board the Midland Railway in Butterley, bringing back memories of the old LMS - the London Midland & Scottish Railway.

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Biddulph Grange

Biddulph Grange Garden - The National Trust owned Biddulph Grange is one of Britain's most unusual gardens, offering formal Italian Garden, Egyptian Court, tranquil Chinese Garden, upside down trees, a stunning Dahlia Walk and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China in the 1850s. A delightful experience that is well worth a visit.

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Churnet Valley

Churnet Valley Railway - We join the railway at Froghall and enjoy a round trip on the Churnet Valley Railway line, through Staffordshire's hidden valley.

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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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Bamber Bridge Bamber Bridge
Farm Farm, FY6 0JW
River Wyre River Wyre
Wesham New Fire Station Wesham,Opp. New Fire Station
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