This 7 night programme concentrates on the Heritage Railway sites in central England with additional visits to the great Elizabethan treasure House at Burghley, romantic Sudeley Castle in the Cotswolds and a Tudor England Experience at Mary Arden’s Farm near Stratford upon Avon. Available also for independent travellers, highlights include:
- A journey into history on the Battlefield Line
- The period village at Crich with its pub, cafe, old-style sweetshop and the tram depot
- The Midland Railway – Butterley a 3.5 mile line connecting Butterley Station to their large museum complex at Swanwick Junction
- The Great Central Railway, the UK’s only double track, main line heritage railway and the only place in the world where full size steam engines can be seen passing each other – just as it was when steam ruled the rails.
- Burghley House, the grandest house of the Elizabethan age
- The Nene Valley Railway, the UK’s leading international steam attraction
- The Gloucestershire and Warwickshire Railway which will give you a very different perspective on the Cotswolds
- Privately owned, romantic Sudeley Castle
- The Severn Valley Railway, a full-size standard-gauge railway line, running regular, mainly steam-hauled, passenger trains between Kidderminster in Worcestershire and Bridgnorth in Shropshire over a distance of approximately sixteen miles.