Welsh Borders Steam & Cruise

4* Lion Quays Resort, Oswestry: Shrewsbury, River Severn Boat Cruise, British Ironwork Centre, Powis Castle, Llangollen Horse Drawn Boat & Llangollen Railway


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Welsh Borders Steam & Cruise

Stay at the 4* Lion Quays Resort in Oswestry and explore the Welsh borders. In Shrewsbury we explore the spectacular Tudor city with a River Severn Cruise. We take a horse-drawn cruise along the Llangollen Canal, followed by a ride on the Llangollen Steam Railway. Visit the British Ironwork Centre & explore the stunning 13th century medieval fortress: Powis Castle & Gardens.
Sunday 23 June 2024
5 Days
£595 per person sharing a twin/double room
£120 single supplement (double/twin for sole occupancy)
Home pick up/set down from £40 per person
Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour
Price includes:
All coach travel
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Shrewsbury Boat Cruise
Admission to Powis Castle
Llangollen Horse Drawn Boat Cruise
Llangollen Railway Single Journey


Day 1

We depart the local area and make a stop for lunch before arriving at the 4* Lion Quays Resort mid-afternoon, ready to settle in and get acquainted with the facilities on site before dinner.


Day 2

Today we visit Shrewsbury, one of England's finest medieval market towns, with over 600 listed buildings and many black & white half-timbered Tudor buildings. Sit back and relax on a cruise along the River Severn loop, before exploring this lovely town which was the birthplace of Charles Darwin.


Day 3

This morning we enjoy a visit to the British Ironwork Centre. This afternoon we visit Powis Castle & Garden, built in the 13th century as a medieval fortress, the castle and garden you see today reflects the changing ambitions and visions of the Herbert family, who occupied the castle from the 1570s. With views across the Severn Valley, the world-famous garden retains many of its original features, including 17th century Italianate terraces lined with vibrant herbaceous borders and 30ft clipped yew trees, an Edwardian formal garden with century-old apple trees and rose beds, and a peaceful woodland area.


Day 4

This morning we board our horse drawn boat for a cruise along the Llangollen Canal. This afternoon we join the Llangollen Steam Railway for a trip beside the River Dee, through countryside classified as Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).


Day 5

We depart the hotel and return home with a stop on route, arriving back late afternoon.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Baldock Market Place N/STBATBA
Bishops Std Rail StationTBATBA
Buntingford The Crown PHTBATBA
Cambridge Trumpington P&R10:0016:30
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14TBATBA
Hitchin N St Marys SqTBATBA
Letchworth Station Rd NTBATBA
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N09:3516:55
Royston Bus Station09:3017:00
Saffron Walden High St N09:4516:45
Sawbridgeworth White L. NTBATBA
Stansted Mountfit Har NTBATBA
Stevenage Bus Station L09:0017:30


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