HALLMARK STOURPORT MANOR HOTEL - http://www.hallmarkhotels.co.uk -
|Departure Date||No of Days||Price Per Person||Single Person Supplement|
|Sunday 2 September 2018||5||£445.00||£64.00|
Herefordshire is a historic and ceremonial county. It borders the English counties of Shropshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and the Welsh preserved counties of Powys and Gwent. Hereford is a Cathedral city and is the county town, one of the most rural and sparsely populated in England. Set on a huge plain, Worcestershire is bounded by several ranges of hills – Malvern to the West, the Lickeys and Clent to the North, the Cotswolds to the South. It is a county steeped in rich history, the Cathedral city of Worcester is the largest settlement and administrative seat of the county.
Set away from the main road in 23 acres of grounds, the 4 Star Stourport Manor is the former home of Sir Stanley Baldwin. The hotel was recently completely refurbished; all 68 bedrooms are set away from public areas on two floors, each with satellite TV and tea/coffee tray. Public areas include a restaurant, bar and lounge. Leisure facilities include an indoor heated swimming pool.
THE HOTEL DOES NOT HAVE A LIFT.
Depart Leyland 1000 for the journey to Stourport on Severn for a 4 night stay with tea/coffee and scone with jam on arrival.
Today we head to Worcester and visit the Elgar Birthplace Museum with an introduction to the
museum and exhibition. We have time to explore the city of Worcester, with its magnificent cathedral, medieval townhouse, Tudor House and The Commandery, which dates back to the 13th century, before our included cruise along the River Severn.
Enjoy a memorable Severn Valley Railway steam train journey through beautiful scenery and over Victoria Bridge, which featured in the famous film ‘The Thirty-Nine Steps’. Visit Bridgnorth, which is actually two towns, High Town and Low Town, connected by the steepest inland funicular railway in Britain, before returning to Bewdley, ‘the most perfect small Georgian town in Worcestershire’ and picturesque Stourport-on-Severn, with its historic canal basins and riverside walks.
Discover the picturesque medieval market town of Tewkesbury on Wednesday market day, with its timber framed buildings, long and fascinating history and famous 12th century Abbey. Stroll along the riverside, its network of alleyways and explore the medieval Old Town, before enjoying a relaxing cruise along the River Severn with light refreshments available on board, and a scenic drive through the Malvern Hills back to the hotel.
Check out of our hotel following breakfast for the return journey to Leyland