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Trains, Trams and Treasures of Derbyshire Trains, Trams and Treasures of Derbyshire

Trains, Trams and Treasures of Derbyshire

Thursday 11th to Monday 15th May 2023 - A wonderful holiday combing a fabulous hotel with history, heritage and travel from the bygone era of steam trains and trams. Enjoy the stunning scenery of the Derwent Valley and surrounding countryside. From £545pp.

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Escape to a bygone era and travel by narrow boat, steam train and tram enjoying the countryside of Derbyshire and the beautiful Derwent Valley. Learn about the history of brewing and enjoy a tasting, enjoy an afternoon tea on board a steam train and learn all about the history of cotton spinning mills on this fabulous coach holiday.

 

Derby Mickleover, Signature by Best Western Hotel****

The hotel centres around a large atrium in the reception area overlooked by balconies on each floor. There is a heated indoor swimming pool, gym and sauna. Bedrooms mix neutral tones with warm splashes of colour with free WiFi, tea and coffee making facilities and flat screen TVs. There is a brasserie restaurant and comfortable lounge bar in which to relax after your days out. The hotel has a lift.

 

Your Holiday includes:

  • 4 nights dinner, bed and full English breakfast

  • Two-hour narrow boat trip with commentary

  • Free time in Matlock

  • Visit and tour of Cromford Mills, World Heritage site

  • Visit to the National Brewery Centre with ale tasting

  • Train journey with afternoon tea on the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway

  • Visit to Crich Tramway Village

  • Return travel by Tally Ho coach

  • Accompanied by our tour manager

 

£545 per person based on two sharing twin/double room. Single supplement £85pp.

Thursday 11th May

We leave Devon and make our way to Derby and check in to our hotel with time to relax and use the leisure facilities before dinner.

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Friday 12th May

After a full English breakfast, we head to Cromford to enjoy a two-hour narrow boat trip through the picturesque Derwent valley. We then make our way to Matlock where you can shop, sightsee and have some lunch. In the afternoon we visit Sir Richard Arkwright's Cromford Mills, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. We enjoy a mill and village tour to hear the story of how, in the 18th century, the valley changed the world with the first successful water-powered cotton spinning mill.

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Saturday 13th May

After breakfast in the hotel, we visit the National Brewery Centre Museum in Burton-upon-Trent. Hear about the history of the Bass family, and learn about the brewing process and the fascinating roles the steam engines and vintage vehicles played in the development of the brewery industry. You also get to sample some great ales brewed on site! We then escape to the country and enjoy afternoon tea on Derbyshire's longest heritage railway, the Ecclesbourne Valley Railway.

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Sunday 14th May

After a leisurely breakfast, we visit Crich Tramway Village, a period village museum where we can enjoy travelling along the traditional village street on a vintage tram, taking in the spectacular views. There are indoor exhibitions taking us on a journey through the history of trams, there is a woodland walk and sculpture trail with breathtaking views across the Derwent Valley and Derbyshire Countryside.

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Monday 15th May

After breakfast, we make our way home to South Devon with stops on route.

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D=Dinner, FE=Full English Breakfast

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

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

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Name Address Contact Details
Brixham Brixham - Bank lane opposite Baptist Church
Dartmouth Dartmouth Marks & Spencer
Exeter Exeter Motorway Services
Ivybridge Ivybridge Town Hall opp Garage
Kingsbridge Quay Kingsbridge Quay
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot opp Railway Station
Paignton Paignton Great Western Road Bus Stop by Library
Plymouth 1 Plymouth Derry's Cross
Plympton Plympton St Marys opp Church
Plymstock Plymstock Elburton bus stop opp Elburton Hotel
Totnes KEVICC Totnes KEVICC

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Tally Ho Coaches Ltd

Station Yard Industrial Estate
Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1ES

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