Pennine Steam & The Piece Hall 2023
5 Days | Half Board | by Coach
Highlights: Skipton & the Keighley & Worth Railway, Oswaldtwistle Mills & the East Lancs Steam Railway, Halifax & Piece Hall
Enjoy a five day break to the heart of the Pennines, combining the beauty of Yorkshire, the changing landscapes of Lancashire, evocative journeys by steam and historic mill towns where once mighty industry clothed the country. We also take a trip to Hebden Bridge, location for the year’s most talked about TV drama, Happy Valley, and to the delightful market town of Skipton.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
FULL DAY: Skipton & the Keighley & Worth Railway
We begin in the market town of Skipton, dominated by its castle overlooking the town before we take a nostalgic ride on the The Keighley & Worth Valley Railway, a picturesque 5-mile branch line railway set in the heart of West Yorkshire travelling through Bronte Country and made famous by its use in the film adaptation of the Railway Children.
FULL DAY: Oswaldtwistle Mills & the East Lancs Steam Railway
Across the Pennines today to board the East Lancashire Steam Railway to Rawtenstall, hugging the Irwell Valley. We continue through Rossendale, passing through Lancashire’s once prosperous mill towns to reach Oswaldtwistle Mills. Lancashire’s premier mill attraction houses shops and cafés in what was one of the region’s leading cotton mills.
EXTENDED HALF DAY: Hebden Bridge, Halifax & the Piece Hall
First to Hebden Bridge, where the successful TV drama Happy Valley was filmed, before we make our way to Halifax, once one of the most prosperous towns in the country when the cloth and cotton mills drove the country’s economy. The revitalised Piece Hall which dates from 1779, once was the premier Cloth Hall for the trading of ‘pieces’ of cloth. The hall is the only remaining Georgian cloth hall in the world, nowadays hosting many unique shops.
- Free local joining points
- Collect Coach Miles™
- All coach travel
- Reserved seats on tour coaches
- Tour Manager escorted
- Hotel accommodation and board as stated
- No single room supplement
- Excursions / itinerary as stated
- Admission fees and entertainment if stated
- Complete luggage handling
- Price-Back Insurance Offer
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Cedar Court Hotel - 4 Star
Recently refurbished, the Cedar Court Hotel Huddersfield offers an excellent base to navigate Yorkshire as the hotel is located between Leeds and Manchester; The hotel has recently benefited from stylish new bedrooms, a refurbished lobby area, and a new self-check-in and check-out option to our reception for speed and convenience. There is also a brand new sports bar & games room, The Dugout, in the hotel basement.
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