Door 2 Tour

Coach Holidays, Escorted Tours & Events

0330 440 3999

Monday - Friday 9am to 5pm

Lancashire & The Pendle Witch Trials - Jg Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9788

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Luxury Coach

5 days

Classic 2024 - 5 Days

PRICE FROM ? £399 per person
Plan My Trip

Itinerary

Description

JG Explorer logo


Travel in style on this holiday aboard a JG Explorer coach!

The Pendle Witch Trials of the 17th century was one of the darkest chapters in English history, where nearly a dozen men and women were wrongly condemned for the practice of witchcraft. On this five-day getaway, we discover the key locations and atmospheric landscapes of Lancashire that provide the backdrop for this landmark event. We also take in some of the region’s most enjoyable highlights such as Bury Market and Oswaldtwistle Mills as well as a cruise on the Lancaster Canal to complete this excellent break that’s perfect for all who like to get up close with history.

Itinerary

Included Excursions

Lancaster Canal Cruise (full day)

We enjoy some free time in Lancaster, exploring the city’s many shops and cafés, the secret paths of Williamson Park or the Edwardian butterfly house. The city is also home to Lancaster Castle where the Pendle Witch Trials took place in 1612 and which still has a tower known as the ‘witches tower’ where the accused were imprisoned. From here we experience the scenic beauty of Lancaster and enjoy a cruise along the canal.

Samlesbury Hall & Bury Market (full day)

We travel to the striking Samlesbury Hall, a distinctive black-and-white, timber-framed house which dates back to the early 14th century. This stately home features prominently in the area’s folklore as three women were arrested for witchcraft here and stood trial alongside the Pendle Witches. Here we enjoy a guided tour around the peaceful grounds and many grand rooms, including the gallery room and the archive room which records the history of the property through the centuries.

Later we travel to the charming town of Bury, renowned for its fantastic 500-year-old market. One of Britain’s finest traditional markets, it boasts over 350 stalls offering a wide range of products – perfect for shoppers and bargain hunters!

Pendle Witch Country & Oswaldtwistle Mills (full day)

The highlight of our break, we enjoy a guided coach tour of Pendle Witch Country taking in the historical locations that played a role in the story of the trials. Our guide brings 1612 to vivid life as we travel to the villages of Roughlee and Barley, where we learn the tragic tale of Alice Nutter, Elizabeth Southerns and Anne Whittle, who were accused, condemned and executed during the trials. We also visit St Mary’s Church in Newchurch, former home of the Demdike family, which is notable for the unique “Eye of God” sculpted into the wall of its tower. The church is also said to hold the grave of Alice Nutter somewhere in its grounds.

From here we travel by coach to Oswaldtwistle Mills for some time to explore at leisure. With over 100 retailers, this shopping village is packed full of whimsical gift shops, textile emporiums, quaint tea rooms, cheese delis and Ye Olde Sausage Shop.

Search Bullets

  • 4 nights at the Legacy Preston International Hotel, Preston (JG3+ rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Lancaster, Samlesbury Hall, Bury Market & Oswaldtwistle Mills
  • Guided coach tour of Pendle Witch Country

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel on a JG Explorer coach (see Helpful Information below)
  • 4 nights at the Legacy Preston International Hotel, Preston (JG3+ rating) with dinner & breakfast
  • Excursions to Lancaster, Samlesbury Hall, Bury Market & Oswaldtwistle Mills
  • Guided coach tour of Pendle Witch Country
  • Lancaster Canal Cruise

Image

.

Image

.

Image

.

Image

.

.

.

Helpful info

JG Explorer Coaches 

We are pleased to introduce JG Explorer – a brand-new deluxe coach, thoughtfully designed to provide an elevated coach experience and ensure your journey is special and memorable.

Exclusive to the JG Travel Group, the design of these coaches has been meticulously thought through with your comfort in mind – with only 44 seats meaning more room on board and padded seats. There’s improved legroom and a footrest, making certain that wherever you sit, you’ll be able to relax and enjoy your journey. We know it’s the small things that make a big difference in terms of ease and added convenience, so our Explorer coaches feature a floor-level, rear-mounted toilet, accessible to all customers.

On-board entertainment throughout your journey is easy to find on the JG Explorer, with access to Azimut, our wireless media system, providing films and quizzes. Simply bring along your smartphone or iPad and enjoy this entertainment interruption-free, with the use of our extra reliable Wi-Fi, free to all passengers and a handy USB port at each seat.

The layout of the JG Explorer includes a floor-level, rear-mounted kitchen with a sink, an espresso machine to purchase delicious Nespresso coffee, dispensed by your driver during comfort breaks, and a fridge stocked with cold drinks and milk. Customers are welcome to help themselves to complimentary JG bottles, that can be used for refill at the built-in cold-water filter, cutting down on the need for disposable plastic bottles and doing our part for the environment. 

JG3

Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, or are very-welcoming family-owned properties. Generally, they offer a greater range of facilities and services, and bedrooms tend to be a little more spacious with additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or waiter service.

Back to top

Accommodation

Legacy Preston Hotel (JG3+ rating) Legacy Preston Hotel

The Legacy Preston Hotel is a comfortable, modern hotel. It features a lounge bar, restaurant, fitness centre and en-suite rooms, all of which include a flat-screen TV, free Wi-Fi and tea and coffee-making facilities.

Back to top