Lancashire is a county of contrasting landscapes, captivating history and fascinating folklore and on our exciting new tour we visit some of this region's absolute gems. Image Credit Brian Dobbs
East Lancashire Railway Credit Brian Dobbs
Detailed Overview

Hotel

3* Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa, Bolton

This unique hotel enjoys excellent views of the West Pennine Moors. A combination of modern accommodation and historic charm of a former 18th century village with a pub and gift shop.

The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa started life as a cluster of farm buildings which date back to the 17th century, originally known as ‘Orrell Fold.

The name was created as Mr Walker was celebrating the finishing touches on the restaurant. His friends offered him ‘the last drop’ of a bottle of wine to mark the occasion.

That was back in 1964. Today, The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa is a unique and friendly four-star destination with a host of prestigious awards under its belt.

• There is no lift at this hotel • Ground floor rooms available • Indoor Swimming pool • Spa • Sauna • Sauna • Fitness Centre • • Television • Telephone • Limited Wi-Fi • Tea/coffee in room • Complimentary toiletries • Hairdryer • Iron and ironing board  • Writing desk and chair •

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • 3-course dinner, 3 choices per courses

  • 1 dinner with menu choice pub grub Lancashire themed

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival with scones and jam

  • In-house quiz which takes place in the pub on 1 night

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • 10% Discount on pre-booked spa treatments

  • A Lancaster Canal Cruise

  • Entrance to the Dewlay Cheese factory

  • Entrance to the Lancaster Brewery

  • Single Journey on the East Lancashire Railway

  • Entrance to RHS Garden Bridgewater

  • 2 Hour Pendle Witch Discovery Tour

  • Entrance and guided tour of Samlesbury Hall

  • Porterage

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel for a Welcome tea/coffee with scones and jam .

Day 2

Lancaster Canal Cruise, Cheese Factory & Lancaster Brewery
This morning we head to Lancaster for our journey on a Lancaster Canal Cruise, we can sit back and relax as we cruise along the Lune Aqueduct. Afterwards
we enjoy free time for lunch at the award-winning Barton Grange garden centre, as well as a spot of shopping!
In the afternoon we visit Dewlay Cheesemakers founded by George Kenyon in 1957. Renowned for being one of the leading cheeses in the UK, today Dewlays is recognised for producing the very finest quality Lancashire cheese, which we get to taste. Next stop is the multi-award-winning Lancaster Brewery, a leading regional brewer of craft beers. During our visit
and tasting, we gain an insight into the day-to-day inner workings of a brewery.

Day 3

East Lancashire Railway & RHS Bridgewater
Today, in the beating rural heart of Lancashire, we step back in time for a nostalgic trip on a steam train along the East Lancashire Railway. Our voyage takes us through the beautiful Lancashire countryside to the market town of Bury on an unforgettable journey. In the afternoon, we enjoy a colourful visit to RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford. This beautiful newly opened garden was designed by world famous landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith. Amongst the highlights you can enjoy are an oasis of calm in the Paradise Garden, the Chinese inspired four season themed Streamside Garden and the fabulous Orchard Garden.

Day 4

Pendle Witch Experience & Samlesbury Hall
This morning we embark on a spellbinding guided tour to discover the chilling story of the infamous Pendle Witches, the most famous witch trials in English history. The Pendle Witch Experience brings their history to life as we retrace their steps throughout this wild and unspoilt area which has changed little in 400 years.
In the afternoon we visit Samlesbury Hall - a fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family home. A costumed tour guide will bring hundreds of years of history to life in this bewitching visit.

Day 5

After breakfast, we make our way home.

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