Birmingham Rail & River

Birmingham Rail & River

Climb aboard and be transported back in time on an historical journey, courtesy of a country railway in the heart of England. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. Coupled with a relaxing one hour canal trip this really is the best way to see Birmingham and it's surrounding countryside.

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Climb aboard and be transported back in time on an historical journey, courtesy of a country railway in the heart of England. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. Coupled with a relaxing one hour canal trip this really is the best way to see Birmingham and it's surrounding countryside.

Friday 4th - Sunday 6th May 2018

 

£185 per person

 

 

Price Includes:  2 night's Dinner, Bed & Breakfast Accommodation at the 4 star St. Johns Hotel, Solihull plus a one hour journey on the Battlefield Railway and a one hour Birmingham canal cruise plus visits to Tewkesbury, a free afternoon in Birmingham and entry to the Coventry Transport Museum.

 

Not Included: Single room supplement £35 per person

Friday

We depart Plymouth at 8am making a coffee stop before heading to Tewkesbury for a lunch stop and time to look around this medieval town. It is rich in timber-framed buildings, and has a long and fascinating history as well as being home to a 12th century Norman built Abbey. We then continue onto our hotel where you will have to relax before your first evening meal is served.

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Saturday

Climb aboard and be transported back in time on a historical journey, courtesy of a country railway in the heart of rural England. The Battlefield Line is the last remaining part of the former Ashby and Nuneaton Joint Railway which was opened in 1873. It runs from Shackerstone via Market Bosworth to Shenton in Leicestershire and we will enjoy a return journey back to Shackerstone Station. This afternoon we travel down to Coventry, keeping with the heritage transport theme we will visit the Transport Museum which takes you on a journey through time, telling the story of Coventry’s proud motoring heritage.

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Sunday

This morning we head into Birmingham city centre where there is an extensive network of canals, more than Venice apparently! You will enjoy a peaceful one hour cruise out into the countryside before returning to central Birmingham. When you disembark you will have free time at leisure in the city centre, perhaps to browse the shops in the town, head to the famous Bull Ring shopping mall or perhaps visit the Sea Life Centre (entry not included) which is located next to the canals. We will leave Birmingham late afternoon aiming to arrive back into Plymouth mid evening.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Derrys Cross Roundabout Derrys Cross Roundabout
Bottom of Royal Parade
Exeter Exeter
Exeter Services, M5, J30
Ivybridge Ivybridge
Town Hall bus bay
Milehouse Milehouse
Bus stop opposite Bus Depot
Plympton Plympton
Harewood House bus stop
Plymstock Broadway Plymstock Broadway
Outside Lidls
Saltash Saltash
Fore Street opposite the Co-op
St Budeaux St Budeaux
Bus stop facing City Centre
Wolseley Road Wolseley Road
Bus stop opposite The Co-op
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