NEW: Tales (and ales !) of Lancashire
Sunday 16th - Thursday 20th June 2019
5 daysDeposit: £75pp
Travel Insurance: £24pp
Single supplement: £77
If you are looking for something a little different, try our new tour exploring the pretty countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley, with a local guide on two days. The area is home to some mysterious residents, and we will hear tales of the unexpected, take a gentle canal cruise, and visit one of Lancashire’s finest historic houses.
Your Holiday Hotel
Your base for four nights will be the 3-star Foxfields Country Hotel situated in the heart of the Ribble Valley with views across to the Lancashire Hills. There are 44 spacious and comfortable bedrooms, some of which are accessed via a short covered walkway. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available on request. There are comprehensive spa facilities, including an indoor pool, sauna and steam room.
(DAY 1) Sunday 16th June
Taxi pick-up from your home to the coach. We will travel through Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Staffordshire and Cheshire to reach our Hotel by the end of the afternoon.
(DAY 2) Monday 17th June
We will be joined by a Guide for full day exploring the Ribble Valley. The area is well-known for being haunted, and we will hear stories of textile rioting and ghostly sightings in Clitheroe, and unsolved murders in Bashall Eaves. One of our stops will be at the intriguingly named ‘Hark to Bounty Inn’ which has a fascinating history and a Courtroom that was used from the 19th century until the 1930s. Lunch is included today at the Calf’s Head in Worston. We round off the tour at the Sun Inn at Chipping, Lancashire’s most haunted pub.
(DAY 3) Tuesday 18th June
Today we head to Skipton in North Yorkshire and take a cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal. This important and scenic waterway is brought to life through a humorous and interesting commentary. This afternoon we continue to Grassington, one of Yorkshire’s prettiest villages.
(DAY 4) Wednesday 19th June
Today’s guided excursion explores ‘Pendle Witches’ country. We will hear about these unfortunate local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. We also visit Samlesbury Hall, a half-timbered medieval house and one of Lancashire’s most impressive stately homes. It has a fascinating history and is supposedly one of the most haunted locations in Britain.
(DAY 5) Thursday 20th June
Homeward journey today, driving through the Midlands and reaching Sussex late afternoon/early evening.