Lancashire's Hidden Gems
With Pendle Witch Tour
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. Samlesbury Hall is included in this tour and is renowned as one of the most haunted locations in Britain! Dip into the Yorkshire Dales and be entertained by the either a Frank Sinatra Tribute (March) or a 1940's Remembrance night (November).
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Sunday Night Live Entertainment.
Day 1 - After joining your holiday coach at interchange, head north to Blackburn with comfort stops on the way. Arrive late afternoon for your 3 night stay with breakfast and dinner.
Days 2 & 3 - At leisure, with 2 included excursions, and Sunday night live entertainment.
Sunday Night Live Entertainment:
Frank Sinatra - A Tribute to Frank Sinatra By James McAllister
Join James McAlister and his swing band pay tribute to Frank Sinatra one of the best-selling music artiste of all time, having sold more than 150 million records worldwide include "Come Fly With Me", "Strangers in The Night", "My Way" and the all-time endless classic "New York New York". James McAlister is regarded as one of the best Sinatra impersonators having appeared as Ol' Blue Eyes around the world for more than 18 years including a season in Las Vegas.
1940's Remembrance Special Event
Featuring music from the Bands and Artiste of the war years, such as Glenn Miller and Joe Loss. With tributes to Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole, Ella Fitzgerald and of course Dame Vere Lynn (the Forces Sweetheart). Building towards a grand finale of famous flag waving standards, (Land of Hope and Glory and Rule Britannia). There will also be prizes for the best dressed in forties style.
Skipton, Grassington & Oswoldtwistle Mills
After breakfast travel north for a visit to Skipton. 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 and quaint shops. Time permitting a stop will be made at the famous Oswoldtwistle Mills before arriving back at the hotel.
Guided Pendle Witch Tour & Salmesbury Hall
Join award winning tour guide and author Simon Entwistle on a fascinating adventure of history and beautiful scenery. Simon, with Pendle Witch Tours, will take you back to 1612 when twelve local people were found guilty of witchcraft and executed in Lancaster and York. You will visit the villages in which they lived all those years ago to understand the intriguing story. Learn about the local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. A stop will be made for lunch in Clitheroe (not included) and afterwards Simon will conduct a guided tour of 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 4 - Depart your hotel after breakfast and head back to the local area with refreshment stops en route.Back to top
4 Star Hotel .Mercure Dunkenhalgh, Blackburn - 4 Star
The Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & Spa is set inside a beautiful 700-year-old country manor house.
The building retains many of its original features, including turrets, porticos and a vast staircase. Set amongst the iconic Lancashire countryside with its own extensive landscaped grounds, Dunkenhalgh Hotel is perfect for a relaxing break.
The spa offers a full range of professional treatments, an impressive heated indoor pool and modern fitness centre.
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Refurbished in 2020, enjoy the comfort of a Queen size bed, free WiFi, flat-screen TV and tea and coffee making facilities. With a fully equipped bathroom with mix of bathtub/shower or shower. Some ground floor rooms but no lift.