Bewitching Lancashire

4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackburn: Pendle Witch Tour, Samlesbury Hall, Leighton Hall, Lancaster Canal Cruise & RHS Bridgewater


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Bewitching Lancashire

Stay at the 4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel near Blackburn. Embark on a spellbinding Pendle Witches guided coach tour and take a guided tour of Samlesbury Hall. Enjoy a guided tour of the Gothic stately home Leighton Hall and enjoy a cream tea as you cruise along the Lancaster Canal. Finish up the holiday with a visit to the RHS's newest garden: Bridgewater.
Monday 15 July 2024
5 Days
£595 per person sharing a twin/double room
£100 single supplement (double/twin for sole occupancy)
Home pick up/set down from £40 per person
Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour
Price includes:
All coach travel
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Pendle Witch Guided Coach Tour
Guided Tour of Samlesbury hall
Guided tour of Leighton Hall
Lancaster Canal Cruise & Cream Tea
Admission to RHS Bridgewater


Day 1

We depart the local area with a break for lunch, arriving at our hotel late afternoon. The 4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh is a historic hotel mixing the grandeur of a 700-year-old building with modern facilities.


Day 2

This morning we embark on a spellbinding guided tour to discover the chilling story of the Pendle Witches, the most famous witch trials in English history. The Pendle Witch Experience brings their history to life as we retrace their steps throughout this wild and unspoilt area which has changed little in 400 years. This afternoon we enjoy a guided tour Samlesbury Hall one of the most stunning stately homes of Lancashire. This fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house, built in 1325 as a family home, is really brought to life by our guide.


Day 3

This morning we visit Leighton Hall, a romantic Gothic stately house surrounded by magnificent rolling parkland, and the ancestral home of the furniture making Gillow family. You will be made to feel like part of the family as we explore the splendid rooms and collections of furniture and artefacts during the guided tour of the house. This afternoon we board a Lancaster Canal Cruise along the Lune Aqueduct, with its 5 majestic stone arches. A cream tea is served during the cruise.


Day 4

Today we enjoy a colourful visit to RHS Bridgewater. This beautiful garden opened in 2020 and was designed by world famous landscape designer Tom Stuart-Smith. Amongst the highlights, we can enjoy an oasis of calm in the Paradise Garden, the Chinese inspired four season themed Streamside Garden and the fabulous Orchard Garden.


Day 5

We depart this morning with a break for lunch, returning home late afternoon.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Baldock Market Place N/S08:4016:50
Bishops Std Rail Station08:3517:05
Buntingford The Crown PHTBATBA
Cambridge Trumpington P&R09:3016:00
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14TBATBA
Hitchin N St Marys Sq08:1017:20
Letchworth Station Rd N08:2517:05
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop NTBATBA
Royston Bus Station09:0016:30
Saffron Walden High St N09:1016:30
Sawbridgeworth White L. NTBATBA
Stansted Mountfit Har N08:5016:50
Stevenage Bus Station LTBATBA


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