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Welcome to Shropshire & Cheshire!

Shropshire and Cheshire.
SHROPSHIRE & CHESHIRE

        This gentle, sleepy, English countryside is keeper of a great secret. Here along the Welsh border where the great River Severn is scarcely more than a good sized stream, the rich broad fields of flat English farms adjoin rolling hills streaked with minor coal veins.
        With local water and coal power available, a nearby outlet to the sea, and agricultural goods being produced in abundance, Cheshire and Shropshire had the right stuff to be among the

 

first English catalysts for the Industrial Revolution.

Indeed, Ironbridge, Shropshire, is a preserved

 

village monument to those times, as are the canals and railways which crisscross the region. But the Industrial Revolution did not leave deep scars here, as it in Birmingham, Manchester, and elsewhere in the Midlands.

Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire, is
recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
This sleepy village witnessed some of the earliest
expressions of the Industrial Revolution. The
village remains much as it was when the world's
first cast iron bridge was erected here in 1779.

Ironbridge, near Telford, Shropshire, is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. This sleepy village witnessed some of the earliest expressions of the Industrial Revolution. The village remains much as it was when the world's first cast iron bridge was erected here in 1779. Photo courtesy britainonview, Pawel Libera.
Ironbridge, Shropshire
Photo courtesy britainonview, Pawel Libera.

   

 

 

The English Country Life and Much More.

Tudor House, Market Drayton, Shropshire. Photo  Home At First.

        Today, Cheshire and Shropshire remain largely a rural backwaterpretty, agricultural, and within day-trip reach of Shakespeare's Cotswolds to the south, the mountains and castles of Wales a few miles to the west, and one of England's greatest medieval towns, Chester, to the north.

The 17th century Tudor House,
Market Drayton, Shropshire
Photo HOME AT FIRST

 

 

 

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Historic Lodgings with Comfort and Style.

          HOME AT FIRST’s accommodations on the Cheshire/Shropshire border, on the grounds of a Cistercian abbey dating from 1133, offer a peaceful and stylish retreat, and serve as a great base for touring throughout western England and large portions of Wales. The 1,100-acre abbey estate offers the elegant simplicity of English country life in the midst of rural splendor.

Several cottage apartments are located
on this Jacobean abbey estate.

Photo HOME AT FIRST

 

 

Quality Lodgings!

Cottage Interior.

          HOME AT FIRST’s Shropshire/Cheshire lodgings are well equipped with all the comforts of home, and are decorated tastefully with quality furnishings. Each has private parking and outdoor garden. These cottages in the quiet countryside are perfectly located as bases for day trips throughout the Cheshire, Shropshire, and North Wales.

Living room in a cottage
on the abbey estate.

 

 

 

Independent Travel with Home At First's Help.

The Crown, half-timbered pub in Market Drayton, Shropshire. Photo  Home At First.
Stop at the Crown for a
hearty pub lunch in
historic surroundings.

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Lots to do on foot, by train, or with your rental car!

         Drive the hedge-lined lanes. Explore pretty villages. Poke around craft shops. Hunt for antiques in Nantwich. Walk or bike on trails and towpaths. Stop for high tea. Ride a steam train on the Severn Valley Railway. Leave the car at Crewe and take the train to London for the day. Go to market at Market Drayton and buy fresh gingerbread — and stop at the pub for lunch. Visit the aerospace museum at RAF Cosford. Do as the Romans did at Wroxeter Roman City. Take a hike along the limestone escarpment of Wenlock Edge in southern Shropshire. Explore the museums and galleries of medieval Shrewsbury. Ride the canal boat across the dizzying Pontcysyllte Aqueduct (126 feet high!) near Llangollen, Wales. Marvel at England's best-preserved 13th century manor house, Stokesay Castle, near Craven Arms in south Shropshire.

 

         Head north to Chester, with one of Europe's best-

preserved medieval old towns. Walk its encircling walls, and

 

shop in its famous arcaded Rows. Take the train west from Chester to Conwy, Wales, and explore 13th Century Conwy Castle, a World Heritage Site. Drive, or take the train north to Liverpool, the maritime city on the Mersey the Beatles put back on the map. (Take a Beatles tour, and visit the Cavern Club and other Fab Four landmarks.) A day trip to Manchester (by car or train) lets you discover that the world's first industrialized city is now England's modern "northern capital". Head southeast to Birmingham by rail or car. Shop and stroll Birmingham's Gas Street Basin, once the hub of canal commerce in the Midlands, but now the canals are full of pleasure boats and the wharfs renovated into boutiques, restaurants, and pubs. Even Shakespeare's hometown, Stratford-upon-Avon is within day trip reach of Home At First's abbey cottages at the Shropshire/Cheshire border.

The small city of Chester boasts one of Europe's best-preserved walled medieval old towns. Photo  Home At First.
Tudor townhouses
in medieval Chester.

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Home At First's "England Activity Guide" available exclusively to those traveling to England with Home At First.

          Discover and enjoy local pubs and fine restaurants throughout the region. HOME AT FIRST guests in Shropshire/Cheshire receive our exclusive England Activities Guide, full of suggestions and maps for day trips and other activities for your visit.

Home At First's exclusive
"England Activity Guide"

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CLICK HERE! to see a sample day trip from
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The Right Prices to Create Your Dream Trip:

SHROPSHIRE-CHESHIRE FIXED PACKAGE PRICING 2017

NOTE: Any included airfares are subject to change until tickets are issued and may be subject to fuel surcharges and tax increases.

NOTE: Any included car rentals may be subject to any locally charged taxes & fees.

NOTE: Prices subject to change in the event of major currency fluctuations affecting foreign-purchased components.

PRICES PER PERSON

2 PERSONS

3 PERSONS

4 PERSONS

5+ PERSONS

SUPPLEMENTS
& REDUCTIONS

1 Week
FULL

PACKAGE

• TRANSATLANTIC FLIGHTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING

• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL

• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

 $2499
PER PERSON

$2363
PER PERSON

$2299
PER PERSON

$2223
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$401/prs.

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INCLUDES: Round-trip Flights from NEW YORK to LONDON, BIRMINGHAM, or
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+ 7-Day Car Rental, + Guidebook.

LO SEASON
–$242/prs.

Extra Week
SAME
LODGING

$907
PER PERSON

$856
PER PERSON

$780
PER PERSON

$699
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: Additional Week at the Same Shropshire/Cheshire Lodging,
Plus Additional Week of Car Rental.

Extra Week
DIFFERENT LODGING

$922
PER PERSON

$892
PER PERSON

$821
PER PERSON

$734
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week at a Different Lodging in Shropshire or Cheshire,
Plus 1-Week of Car Rental.

1 Week
GROUND ONLY ARRANGEMENTS

• 1-WEEK LODGING
• 1-WEEK CAR RENTAL
• ACTIVITIES GUIDE

$1490
PER PERSON

$1331
PER PERSON

$1200
PER PERSON

$1111
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Lodging in Shropshire/Cheshire & 7-Days of Car Rental.

1 Week
LODGING
ONLY

$1199
PER PERSON

$1053
PER PERSON

$969
PER PERSON

$949
PER PERSON

HI SEASON
+$103/prs.

INCLUDES: 1-Week of Shropshire/Cheshire Lodging; No Transportation Items.

SEASONS:

HIGH SEASON: MAY 13 – AUG 22, 2017

MAIN SEASON: All Other Dates

LOW SEASON: NOV 1 – DEC 17, 2016 and JAN 6 – MAR 17, 2017

NOTE: Prices subject to change.

Estimated Connecting Costs per person from SHROPSHIRE/CHESHIRE to:

SCOTLAND

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Central Highlands, Borders, Edinburgh,
and Glasgow

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Wales and
Mid-Wales

Central Ireland

Counties Cork & Kerry, Donegal & Sligo, and Antrim
& Londonderry

$30–$150

$40–$200

$10–$75

$10–$30

$300

$200–$335

 

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HOME AT FIRST helps you do it all with its exclusive, expansive ENGLAND ACTIVITY GUIDE, full of information keyed to exploring England's West Midlands region and beyond

Well-known street in Liverpool. Photo courtesy www.britainonview.com.
In the Beatles' Liverpool, Penny Lane
is in your ears and in your eyes.
Photo
courtesy www.britainonview.com

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