Traditional Lancashire

Enjoy discovering lovely Lancashire by steam train and narrow boat on our most popular North West packaged tour. With visits to Samlesbury Hall and Gawthorpe Hall also included, we find heritage and history around every corner.
Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Samlesbury Hall & Canal Cruise
We begin our day with a guided tour of Samlesbury Hall, a fabulous halftimbered black and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family home, before making our way to Riley Green Marina to embark upon a narrow boat cruise along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Our 3 hour round trip passes through delightful countryside including Withnell Fold Nature Reserve, past the old Paper Mill and on to the lovely hamlet of Wheelton and Johnsons Hillock Locks before descending and ascending two locks and returning to Riley Green. During our cruise, we enjoy a two course lunch on our spacious, accessible boat, with each table offering panoramic views of the canal.

Day 3 East Lancashire Railway & Bury Market
Today, we travel to Rawtenstall where we step back in time for a nostalgic trip on a steam train along the East Lancashire Railway. Our journey takes us through the beautiful Lancashire countryside to the market town of Bury, where we can browse the world famous Bury Market.

Day 4 Oswaldtwistle Mills & Gawthorpe Hall
This morning, we enjoy a scenic drive through the picturesque Ribble Valley stopping en route at the Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village and garden centre. This award winning former weaving mill has over 100 retailers under one roof, 5 restaurants, an ice cream parlour, garden centre, mill grounds, craft and sewing centre, Textile and Heritage Museum and even its own wildfowl reserve. We have free time for a spot of browsing and lunch before continuing on our way to Gawthorpe Hall, affectionately known as the “Downton of the North”. Alternatively, we could include a visit to the brand new RHS Garden Bridgewater, due to open in 2020 – call us for more details!

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland

Leyland, Lancashire
AAAA Collection Hotel Unique Style Hotel
This excellent hotel has many unique touches such as chaise-longues and over-sized chairs. All 93 bedrooms are traditional and well-furnished. The bar and lounge areas offer ample, cosy seating for groups whilst the restaurant is modern with lots of natural light. There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available. Free leisure facilities include a swimming pool, Jacuzzi, sauna and steam room. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Leisure facilities • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Hallmark Hotel Preston Leyland

Leyland, Lancashire
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £279pp
Single Supplement from £67

• Porterage & welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• 1 glass or wine or soft drink with dinner each night
• 3 course Lancashire themed menu on 1 night
• Guided tour of Samlesbury House
• 3 hour circular canal cruise including 2 course lunch
• East Lancashire Railway single journey Rawtenstall - Bury
• Entrance to Gawthorpe Hall
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£279 for 5 days

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