The stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley are home to some mysterious residents and this tour explores the haunting and ghostly goings-on in this area of Lancshire.
Guided tour of the Ribble Valley, Stops at no less than 6 Inns included, Visit Skipton, Cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal, Guided tour of Pendle Witches Country, Visit to Samlesbury Hall.
Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel 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, which help to make any stay extra memorable.
We depart West Wales and travel to Lancashire for our 4 night stay, making comfort stops en route.
- Depart hotel for a full day guided tour of the Ribble Valley to include stops at no less than 6 Inns! Hear stories of textile rioting and ghostly sightings in Clitheroe and unsolved murders in Bashall Eaves. See the law courts upstairs in the famous 1693 Hark to Bounty Inn before an included lunch at the Calf's Head, Worston. Then on to visit the Sun Inn at Chipping; Lancashire's most haunted public house, before stopping in Whalley en route back to the hotel.
- Today we travel north for a visit to Skipton and a cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. With humorous and interesting commentary, the history of this thoroughfare is brought to life. After free time in the town, continue into the Yorkshire Dales for a stop in Grassington, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages with numerous tea rooms, hostelries and quaint shops.
- Today's excursion explores 'Pendle Witches' country with a guide. Learn about the local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. Afterwards, visit Samlesbury Hall, a beautiful half-timbered medieval house with a turbulent and dramatic history and now one of the most haunted locations in Britain.
After breakfast we will travel home with comfort stops en route.
|Hotel:||Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel|
|Basis:||Dinner, Bed & Breakfast|
|Price:||£410 per person sharing|