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Ironbridge Victorian Christmas

Experience the magic of Christmas in a bygone era on our festive tour to Shropshire. Explore the Victorian town of Blists Hill, enjoy traditional Christmas celebrations, visit the magnificent Ironbridge, and discover the fascinating history of Coalport China Museum. Journey on the remarkable Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, stroll through unique stalls at Weston Park's Christmas Market, and create fantastic festive memories.

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4 days from £475



Thursday 5 December 2024



  • Journey on the fantastic Bridgnorth Cliff Railway

  • Visit the magnificent Ironbridge Gorge

  • Discover the fascinating history of ceramic making at Coalport China Museum

  • Experience the sights, sounds, and smells of a Victorian Christmas at Blists Hill

  • Wander around festive stalls at Weston Park’s Christmas Market


Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • 3 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


Journey from your home station to Telford and, on arrival, we will make our way to the Mercure Hotel, our base for the next three nights. We enjoy free time to explore our new surroundings before meeting for our first evening meal together.



After breakfast this morning, we travel by coach to Bridgnorth, situated on the River Severn and once one of the busiest river ports in Europe. We enjoy free time to stroll around the town and take a journey on the fantastic Bridgnorth Cliff Railway, the oldest and steepest inland funicular railway in England. Afterwards, we return via the UNESCO World Heritage Site Ironbridge Gorge, a magnificent monument and symbol of the Industrial Revolution. Later this afternoon, we visit the nearby Coalport China Museum to explore the original industrial workshops and kilns in which spectacular china creations were manufactured before returning to the hotel in time for our evening meal.

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Today, we journey by road to Blists Hill, a recreated 1900 town and time capsule of a bygone age. Here we experience the wonder of a magical Victorian Christmas walking the streets under falling snow, warming up by the fireside in the cosy cottages, and watching as the townsfolk busily prepare for Christmas whilst we enjoy delicious food and soak up the festive atmosphere. Following our nostalgic visit, we transfer to Weston Park for their Christmas Market* where we can browse stalls offering festive crafts, gifts, and food. We can enter the historical house and explore the gardens and grounds before returning to our hotel where we enjoy our final evening meal together.

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After breakfast, we bid farewell to Telford and make our way to the station for our homeward journeys.

*Important Note: Weston Park Christmas Market has not been confirmed for 2024 at the time of tour compilation. We do reserve the right to make substitutions and changes to the itinerary should it be deemed necessary.


B=Breakfast, D=Dinner


Mercure Hotel, Telford

Ideally located in the heart of the town, the Mercure Hotel offers a light and spacious restaurant and bar plus leisure facilities including a swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi, and gym. The comfortable bedrooms provide a private bathroom with a rainfall shower, a hairdryer, flat-screen TV, ironing facilities, free Wi-Fi, and tea/coffee making facilities.



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*Please Note: Some local and regional train services are Standard Class seating only and First Class ticket holders will travel in standard class accommodation for these sections of their journey.


Join & Leave at Hotel £475

Single Room Supplement £100


3 nights’ bed, breakfast & evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach transfer as described

All excursions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager


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