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Ales & Haunted Tales of Lancashire

Samlesbury Hall

The stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley are home to some mysterious residents and this tour explores the haunting and ghostly goings-on in this area of Lancashire.

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ALES AND HAUNTED TALES OF LANCASHIRE

 

9 - 13 June 2022

Thursday - Monday

5 Days

From £449

 

The stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley are home to some mysterious residents and this tour explores the haunting and ghostly goings-on in this area of Lancashire. We have enhanced this tour to include lunch on one day.

 

 

HOLIDAY HIGHLIGHTS

 

Ribble Valley   |   Leeds-Liverpool Canal Cruise   |   Skipton |   Grassington   |   Pendle Witches Tour  |   Samlesbury Hall     

 

DAY ONE - Arrival

We depart from your home and travel south to Samlesbury and our hotel where we have tea / coffee on arrival.

 

DAY TWO – Ribble Valley

Depart hotel for a full day guided tour of the Ribble Valley to include, time allowing, stops at no less than 6 Inns! Hear stories of textile rioting and ghostly sightings in Clitheroe and unsolved murders in Bashall Eaves. See the law courts upstairs in the famous 1693 Hark to Bounty Inn before an included lunch at the Calf's Head, Worston. On then to visit the Sun Inn at Chipping, Lancashire's most haunted public house, before stopping in Whalley en route back to the hotel.

 

DAY THREE – Leeds-Liverpool Canal Cruise, Skipton & Grassington

Today we travel north for a visit to Skipton and a cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. With a humorous and interesting commentary, the history of this important thoroughfare is brought to life. After free time in the town, continue into the Yorkshire Dales for a stop in Grassington, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages with numerous tea rooms, hostelries, and quaint shops.

 

DAY FOUR – Pendle Witches Tour & Samlesbury Hall

Today's excursion explores 'Pendle Witches' country with a guide. Learn about the local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. Afterwards, visit Samlesbury Hall, a beautiful half-timbered medieval house with a turbulent and dramatic history and now one of the most haunted locations in Britain.

 

DAY FIVE - Departure

After a leisurely breakfast we leave our hotel and head for home.

 

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

Luxury coach travel

Home pick-up

4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

Welcome tea/coffee

Lunch at the Calfs Head, Worston

Ales & Ghost tour of Ribble Valley

1 hour cruise on The Leeds Liverpool Canal

Admission to Samlesbury Hall

Full day guided tour of Pendle Witch Country.

 

MERCURE SAMLESBURY HOTEL, Samlesbury

Located in a semi-rural spot, the hotel is well located for touring the Lancashire Hills, the hotel is modern, with an open plan bar/lounge/restaurant area. This hotel also has a lift.

 

DAY ONE

We depart from your home and travel south to Samlesbury and our hotel where we have tea / coffee on arrival.

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DAY TWO

Depart hotel for a full day guided tour of the Ribble Valley to include, time allowing, stops at no less than 6 Inns! Hear stories of textile rioting and ghostly sightings in Clitheroe and unsolved murders in Bashall Eaves. See the law courts upstairs in the famous 1693 Hark to Bounty Inn before an included lunch at the Calf's Head, Worston. On then to visit the Sun Inn at Chipping; Lancashire's most haunted public house, before stopping in Whalley en-route back to the hotel.

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DAY THREE

Today we travel north for a visit to Skipton and a cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. With a humorous and interesting commentary, the history of this important thoroughfare is brought to life. After free time in the town, continue into the Yorkshire Dales for a stop in Grassington, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages with numerous tea rooms, hostelries, and quaint shops.

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DAY FOUR

Today's excursion explores 'Pendle Witches' country with a guide. Learn about the local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. Afterwards, visit Samlesbury Hall, a beautiful half-timbered medieval house with a turbulent and dramatic history and now one of the most haunted locations in Britain.

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DAY FIVE

After a leisurely breakfast we leave our hotel and head for home.

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B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

YOUR HOLIDAY INCLUDES

·          Luxury coach travel

·          Home pickup

·          4 nights accommodation, dinner & breakfast

·          Welcome tea/coffee

·          Lunch at the Calfs Head, Worston

·          Ales & Ghost tour of Ribble Valley

·          1 hour cruise on The Leeds Liverpool Canal

·          Admission to Samlesbury Hall

·          Full day guided tour of Pendle Witch Country.

 

MERCURE SAMLESBURY HOTEL, Samlesbury

Located in a semi-rural spot, the hotel is well located for touring the Lancashire Hills, the hotel is modern, with an open plan bar/lounge/restaurant area.

 

Rooms are allocated on a first come first served basis and are limited. If no single supplement applies this is limited to the tour single room allocation and therefore additional cost may apply.  Prices displayed are per person unless otherwise stated. If door-to-door pick-up is included there may be additional charges for out of area. Itineraries and hotel inclusions may be subject to change. Covid-19 restrictions may apply.

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