Luxury Lancashire, Cream Tea Cruise & Tudor Tales
AU4AESThis is a lovely weekend break packed full of fabulous Lancashire nostalgia and sightseeing.
Lancashire is a county of contrasting landscapes, captivating history and fascinating folklore and on our exciting tour we visit some of this region’s absolute gems. You have the opportunity to enjoy a canal cruise with a cream tea served on board, as well as visits to historic Lancaster and to the coast at Morecambe, which claims one of the finest views from its promenade of any seaside town in England. You’ll also get to explore famous Oswaldtwistle Mills followed by a themed guided coach tour to explore the fascinating history and stunning scenery of this beautiful county.
Our 4-star hotel is an ideal base, set inside a beautiful 700 year old country manor house and retaining many of its original features including turrets and a vast staircase, and is surrounded by extensive landscaped grounds.
An ideal choice for:
* Weekenders that want to spoil themselves
* Anyone who loves sightseeing and stunning countryside
* Discovering a fabulous mix of old and new
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Days 2-3With hearty breakfasts and evening meals, your hotel will give you a real taste of Lancashire. If you wish you can, of course, stay at the hotel and enjoy all of the facilities on offer. Alternatively, your INCLUDED excursions will make you enjoy the area even more.
Sit back and relax with a cream tea included as you experience a canal cruise meandering along the Lancaster canal, passing through delightful countryside.
Lancaster is one of England's Heritage Cities. It's as vibrant as it is quirky with a captivating past and a cultured present. History runs through the cobbled streets of this compact city, from the hilltop castle overlooking glorious Morecambe Bay to the Lancaster Canal winding its way through the city's industrious past and out into the surrounding countryside. You could also simply enjoy a relaxing tea or coffee in one the many cafes and restaurants.
Morecambe recently featured in ITV’s popular drama series “The Bay”, and you can take a stroll along the promenade with its spectacular views across the expanse of the bay and have your picture taken with Eric Morecambe!
We also combine a great day out at Oswaldtwistle Mills with a fabulous guided coach tour. This explores the stunning scenery of Lancashire with a professional tour guide offering a wealth of knowledge covering the history and heritage of the landscape.
We return to the hotel each evening to relax and enjoy your included 3-course dinners.
Day 4After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to Lancashire today as you board your coach and relax on the homeward journey.
- 3 nights hotel with English Breakfast and evening meals
- Canal Cruise with cream tea
- Visits to Lancaster & Morecambe
- Excursion to Oswaldtwistle Mills with guided coach tour
- Direct coach travel
- Net zero carbon offset certificate
Lancaster Canal Cruise with cream teaExperience a relaxing cruise on the Lancaster Canal, its stunning scenery accompanied by a delicious cream tea served on board, a sheer delight! Enjoy a generous fruit scone with butter, jam & fresh cream along with a refreshing tea or coffee.
Take the opportunity to meander along the Lancaster canal and out into the North Lancashire countryside. This scenic cruise features attractive scenery, not to mention the wildlife that abounds on the canal.
Lancaster & MorecambeINCLUDED Visitor DestinationVisit Lancaster’s castle and museums to uncover the city’s ancient stories hidden in its walls and buildings. Stroll the meandering towpaths of the canal or along St George’s Quay, marvelling at the Georgian architecture which lines the banks of the River Lune. Explore the secret paths of Williamson Park and discover its hidden follies and stunning Edwardian designed butterfly house. Browse quirky boutiques and independent galleries, or food, gifts, crafts and books at the twice-weekly Charter Market, and then relax in one of Lancaster’s wealth of cafés, coffee shops and restaurants. The smell of coffee drifts through the air as you wander the streets, and you can sample everything from locally-brewed real ales to delicious home-made soups and cakes.
Morecambe enjoys one of the finest views from its promenade of any seaside town in England, a magnificent sweep of coastline and bay, looking across to the Lakeland mountains. Take a walk to see the Eric Morecambe statue standing in his famous pose, always a favourite for young and old. Further down the prom lies Happy Mount Park, where family-friendly attractions complement the atmosphere of peace and tranquillity of a traditional park. If you’re in the mood for shopping, Morecambe has a great mix of quirky, independent shops. Visit boutique stores and gift shops along the Promenade or head to the town centre for some high street shopping.
Oswaldtwistle Mills with guided coach tourINCLUDED Visitor DestinationOswaldtwistle Mills is an award-winning shopping village in Lancashire that has something to charm and intrigue visitors of all ages. The former weaving mill has over 100 retailers all under one roof, including an extensive new home & lifestyle centre, craft & sewing centre, homewares, furniture, lighting, unique giftware, a gourmet deli selling locally made food produce, Stockley’s sweet shop, childrens play area, textile and heritage museum, and even it’s own wildfowl reserve!
If all the retail therapy leaves you feeling peckish there's plenty of choice for refreshments with four restaurants from cafe treats to home cooked fayre, or afternoon tea in the Terrace Tearoom.
A guided coach tour combines a great visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills with the chance to explore the stunning scenery of the beautiful county of Lancashire. A professional and knowledgable tour guide offers an insight into the history and heritage of the region on a 60 to 90 minute tour. Back to top
Mercure Blackburn Dunkenhalgh Hotel & SpaThe 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; the hotel was completely refurbished in 2020. Set amongst the iconic Lancashire countryside with its own extensive landscaped grounds, Dunkenhalgh Hotel is perfect for a relaxing break. The spa offers an impressive heated indoor pool and modern fitness centre. The bedrooms blend age-old comfort with modern design and all are non-smoking with hair dryer, ironing facilities, flatscreen TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.
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