Discover treasures and curiosities in Lancashire
Monday 21 May £389
Limited number of singles, no supplement
Additional single, supplement £75
INSURANCE £27.50 inc IPT
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.
Tea/coffee & biscuits on arrival.
Marton Emperor Canal Cruise.
Browsholme Hall guided tour.
Guide service on two days.
Day 1 Monday
Depart in the morning for Foxfields Hotel. Tea/Coffee and biscuits will be served on arrival. 4 nights stay - dinner, bed, breakfast.D
Day 2 Tuesday
Our guide joins us and our first visit today is to the village of Foulridge where we join the Marton Emperor for a cruise along the tranquil Leeds/Liverpool canal. This afternoon we ride to beautiful Browsholme Hall and gardens laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The Hall was built in 1512 and is the ancestral home of the Parker family to this day. We enjoy a guided tour to end the day.B, D
Day 3 Wednesday
Today we have a full day guided tour of Pendle Hill Country, hearing about the infamous witches. Downham was the setting for the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind and also TV’s Born and Bred. We call at Barrowford Visitor Centre for a break before heading over Pendle Hill on our way to Clitheroe for lunch break. Magnificent Stoneyhurst College building of 1595 has stories of ex pupils J.R.R. Tolkien and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle to name but two. The day continues with a drive through the Britain in Bloom village of Chipping and on into the Hodder Valley with a break at the riverside tearooms in Slaidburn before heading back to the hotel.B, D
Day 4 Thursday
Begin with a ride along the Ribble Valley to Longridge and north to the City of Lancaster, with its historic castle. We have time to explore and obtain lunch before we enjoy a ride through the beautiful Trough of Bowland with delightful scenery and pretty villages as we return for dinner and our final evening.B, D
Day 5 Friday
After breakfast we depart for home.B
Revealing more of Lancashire, this 2018 tour is a fine-tuned version of an itinerary introduced last year. On two of the days a local guide will take us round such places as the Ribble Valley, the Trough of Bowland and the Pendle Hill Country and the city of Lancaster. A canal cruise is included one day and a guided visit to Browsholme Hall and Gardens on another.
FOXFIELDS COUNTRY HOTEL
The 3 star Foxfields Country Hotel and Suites is situated near the village of Billington in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Leisure Club facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All bedrooms are luxurious fully equipped suites, all en suite, all with interactive TV with movies, including tea & coffee making facilities.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.
|Ashingdon Golden Cross|| Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes) |
|Barking, North St|| North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church |
|Barkingside|| Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths |
|Basildon Trafford House|| Trafford House (Adjacent to Basildon Rail Station) |
|Billericay Sun Corner|| Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay |
|Brentwood|| Brentwood High St, by Argos |
|Canvey Island - Canute|| King Canute PH, Canvey Island |
|Canvey Island - Haystack|| Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack |
|Chalkwell Park|| Chalkwell Park Bus Stop |
|Chandos Garage Hockley|| Chandos Garage Hockley |
|Cricketers Westcliff|| Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea |
|Dagenham Wood Lane|| Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons |
|Eastwood - Kent Elms|| Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road |
|Eastwood - Rochford Cnr|| Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner |
|Eastwood Jones Corner|| Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner |
|Folkestone services XX|| Eurotunnel- Stop 24 Junction 11 on M20 |
|Grays Oak PH|| Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays |
|Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr|| Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh |
|Hadleigh Church|| Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby |
|Harold Wood|| Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station |
|Hockley Spa|| Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley |
|Hopes Green, S Benfleet|| High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G |
|Hornchurch|| North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station |
|Ilford|| Clements Road, Ilford, by East London Travelshop |
|Kents Hill Lights|| Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet |
|Kiln Road (Kenneth Road)|| Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley |
|Leigh on Sea - Elms|| Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea |
|Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr|| Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea |
|M25 Thurrock Services|| M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park |
|North Shoebury Road|| Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys) |
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
|Pitsea|| Granada Bingo, Pitsea |
|Rayleigh Websters Way|| Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes |
|Rochford Station Bus Stop|| Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way |
|Romford|| St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H' |
|Shenfield|| Shenfield Station |
|South Benfleet St Marys|| St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet |
|South Benfleet Tarpots|| Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet |
|Southchurch - Swintons|| Outside Swinton Insurance, Southchurch Road |
|Southchurch White Horse|| White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch |
|Southend Airport|| Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent |
|Southend Queensway|| Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend |
|Stanford le Hope Rookery|| Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G |
|TBA|| TBA |
|Thorpe Bay Station|| Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay |
|Upminster|| St Mary's Lane/Bell Corner, Upminster |
|Vange Barge|| Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea |
|Wakering Crouchmans|| Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue |
|West Leigh Schools|| West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea |
|Westcliff on Sea Bell PH|| Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop |
|Westcliff on Sea Palace|| Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea |
|Wickford Halls Corner|| Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford |
|x Benfleet Hopes see hope|| xxxxxHopes Green, High Road,xxxxxxxsee new p/up |
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