Lancashire Hills And Mill Towns
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TANG3983
- Travel Type: Coach
5 Day - Tour No AB0127
A journey through the history, traditions and present day fascinations of the under-rated Lancashire Hills and Mill towns.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
ImageCourtesy of East Lancs Railway
ImageRochdale Canal Boat
Included in CostIncluded in Cost
● Coach travel ● porterage
● 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
● entrance to Blackburn Museum
● entrance to Co-op Pioneers Museum
● guided tour of Rochdale
● entrance to the Pendle Heritage Centre
● return canal boat trip
● visit to the Chocolate House
● single trip on East Lancashire Railway
Day 1 Morning departure and travelling north to arrive at the hotel in Barton for a four night stay.
Day 2 Travel first to Rochdale, the town where Gracie Fields grew up and where the Co-op movement started. In the hands of a local guide you’ll visit the nostalgic Co-op Pioneers Museum and pass by the town’s architectural masterpiece, the Town Hall. This afternoon visit Oswaldtwistle Mills, a restored mill now housing delightful shops, restaurants and a Textile and Heritage Museum.
Day 3 This morning travel to Bury market, one of the biggest and most vibrant in England. After time to browse, board the East Lancashire Railway for a ride through the Lancashire Hills to Rawtenstall. Continue into Blackburn for a taste of Lancashire life at the Blackburn Museum & Art Gallery.
Day 4 Into the lovely Lancashire Hills, travelling first to Pendle Heritage Centre located in the area where many ladies were accused of witchery, tried and hanged. Near Lancaster take a canal trip, crossing the historic Lune Viaduct. Free time in Lancaster before returning to the hotel. The final evening at the hotel will feature a themed dinner based on ingredients from Lancashire.
Day 5 After breakfast a visit will be made to the Chocolate House for a demonstration of chocolate making before commencing the homeward journey.Back to top