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A Wonderful Mix In The Shires A Wonderful Mix In The Shires

A Wonderful Mix In The Shires

A Wonderful Mix In The Shires

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Join us as we head to Nottingham for our Wonderful Mix in the Shires Tour taking in four counties, from Nottinghamshire our base, delightful Derbyshire, stunning Staffordshire and lovely Leicestershire.  Excursions are as varied as the title suggests. Travel to delightful Derbyshire for a nostalgic rail journey on the Peak Railway why not sample the famous pudding in the picturesque town of Bakewell in the magnificent Peak District.  Explore culinary delights on our visit to Melton Mowbray in lovely Leicestershire with a visit to the unique Bell Foundry Museum of John Taylor.  Staffordshire is the proud home of the beautiful, thought-provoking National Memorial Arboretum, discover this perfect place of quiet contemplation to honor those that served and still serve our nation in many different ways. Not to forget Nottinghamshire our host, visit Nottingham the capital of the shire, famous for the legend Robin Hood with a visit to the Castle Museum and Galleries which overlook the city, ‘The Jewel in Nottingham’s Crown’, perhaps take a trip to Jerusalem, said to be England’s oldest pub, carved into the craggy rock face below the castle. Don’t miss out on this wonderful tour with varied itinerary offering something for everyone.




Your Holiday Includes:

Door to door service


Dinner, bed and breakfast

En-suite bedrooms

Admission to Nottingham Castle Museum and Galleries

Admission to Bell Foundry Museum Loughborough

Return Journey on Peak Rail - Rowsley South

Entrance to the National Memorial Arboretum

Excursions as specified

Executive coach travel throughout


Single room supplement - £160.00


Depart Leyland at 10.00am for our journey to Nottingham in the wonderful county of Nottinghamshire, travelling via the picturesque Peak District with a suitable lunch stop en-route

Tuesday - Thursday

Full day to visit the historic city of Nottingham with entrance to the Castle Museum and Galleries included.

Full Day - Take a nostalgic return journey on Peak Rail from Rowsley South in Derbyshire followed by a visit to Bakewell, home of the famous pudding.

Today we visit the Bell Foundry Museum in Loughborough, Leicestershire with a visit to Melton Mowbray, returning to the hotel mid-afternoon to relax with the opportunity to use the leisure facilities at the hotel.

Check out of our hotel following breakfast, visit the National Memorial Arboretum in Staffordshire allowing plenty of time to explore with time for lunch before continuing our journey home



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 The Nottingham Belfry Hotel







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About the hotel

QHotels 4-star Nottingham Belfry is a wonderful hotel where you will receive a warm welcome, make yourself at home in this great hotel designed to help you relax and unwind.  Perched on the edge of historic, vibrant Nottingham in a convenient location for us to explore the city and the surrounding area. If the weather permits take time to relax on the outdoor terrace.  Workup a sweat in the gym or watch your troubles float away in the indoor pool. Guest bedrooms are modern, spacious and well-equipped rooms.


















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About Us

Ava Travel, based in Leyland, is a relatively new company specialising in the creation and operation of coach tour holidays throughout the UK and Europe.

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Ava Travel (Leyland) Ltd
41 Hough Lane
Leyland, PR25 2SB
Office Opening Hours
Monday to Friday - 09:00 - 17:00
Saturday 09:00 - 14:00, Sunday - Closed