Colin Crosby Heritage Tours

Did You Miss the Shrewsbury Trip?

A happy group of Leicester people came with me on my recent Coach Trip to Shrewsbury, the last one of 2009. If you did miss it, you missed a treat.

As always, we set off from St. Margarets Bus Station, and made our way along Watling Street, updated to become Thomas Telford`s Holyhead road.

Turning off and driving through Shifnal, we had a glorious run through the wooded Ironbridge Gorge beside the River Severn, admiring the Iron Bridge itself, and shortly afterwards made our coffee stop.

This is always somewhere where there is plenty of interest to see, and this time it was the Museum of Iron at Coalbrookdale.

From there, we went on towards Shrewsbury, admiring the spectacular views as we went over Wenlock Edge and seeing the remains of the Roman town at Wroxeter.

Then at Shrewsbury I led the Guided Walk. Shrewsbury is an outstanding town, full of interest. I showed black and white houses, several old churches, the bustling shopping centre and even the grave of Ebenezer Scrooge.

After the walk, I went and had a great all day breakfast at a very pleasant tea shop named Cloisters.

On the way home, we stopped at Norton Canes Services.

The trip went down very well indeed, as can be seen from the entries in my Visitors` Book, including "very enjoyable day", "have always wanted to see Shrewsbury and it didn`t disappoint - the buildings are beautiful and we had an excellent Guided Walk" and "good stop off break at Coalbrookdale and interesting walk".

If you have not yet been on one of my trips which include a Guided Walk, there are visits to Wells, Lancaster and Portsmouth coming up soon.