Explore the hidden gems of this beautiful county on our exciting new tour. Steeped in history and fascinating folklore, we travel the local landscapes by canal and steam railway, even visiting the colourful RHS Garden Bridgewater. Image Credit Brian Dobbs
East Lancashire Railway Credit Brian Dobbs
Detailed Overview

Price Includes

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  • Welcome tea/coffee on arrival

  • 3-course dinner, 3 choices per course

  • 1 glass of wine or soft drink on first and last night

  • Tea/coffee after dinner

  • Full cooked breakfast

  • Free use of leisure facilities

  • 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

  • Escorted throughout



Image Credit Brian Dobbs

Tour Itinerary
Day 1

We arrive at our hotel for a welcome tea or coffee.

Day 2

Lancaster Canal Cruise, Cheese Factory & Lancaster Brewery
This morning we enjoy a Lancaster Canal Cruise. Sit back and relax as we journey along the Lune Aqueduct. Afterwards, we enjoy free time for lunch at the award-winning Barton Grange garden centre, together with a spot of shopping!
The fun continues as we visit Dewlay Cheesemakers, recognised for producing the very finest quality Lancashire cheese. Enjoy a taste before continuing on to the multi-award-winning Lancaster Brewery, a leading regional brewer of craft beers. During our visit and tasting we gain an insight into the inner workings of a brewery.

Day 3

East Lancashire Railway & RHS Bridgewater
Today we step back in time for a nostalgic trip on a steam train along the East Lancashire Railway. Our voyage takes us through the beating rural heart of Lancashire to the market town of Bury. 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. Enjoy an oasis of calm in the Paradise Garden, Streamside Garden and the fabulous Orchard Garden.

Day 4

Pendle Witch Experience & Samlesbury Hall
This morning we embark on a spellbinding tour of Pendle Hill and discover the chilling story behind the infamous Pendle Witch Trial. In the afternoon we visit Samlesbury Hall, a haven for history lovers. This fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house also boasts stunning grounds. A custom guided tour makes for a bewitching visit.

Day 5

After a delicious breakfast, we make our way home.

Other Information

Hotel

4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa, Clayton Le Moors

Located in extensive landscaped grounds in the countryside of Blackburn, this converted 700-year-old country manor is in a tranquil setting and retains many of its original features, including an impressive gothic staircase in the entrance hall.

• Lift • Restaurant • Bar • Leisure facilities including an indoor pool, spa, steam room and bio sauna • Ground Floor rooms available on request, subject to availability • TV • Telephone • Hairdryer • Tea/coffee making facilities •

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