Ales and Haunted Tales of Lancashire
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 Lancashire. We have enhanced this tour to include lunch on one day.
Ribble Valley Ghost Tour and Ales • Canal Cruise • 'Pendle Witches' Country • Samlesbury Hall
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Lancashire.
Day 2 Depart hotel for a full day guided tour of the Ribble Valley to include, time allowing, 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. On then to visit the Sun Inn at Chipping; Lancashire's most haunted public house, before stopping in Whalley en-route back to the hotel.
Day 3 Travel north for a visit to Skipton and a cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. With a humorous and interesting commentary, the history of this important 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.
Day 4 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.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Mercure Samlesbury Hotel
Located in a semi-rural spot, close to the M6, the hotel is well located for touring the Lancashire Hills. Following a complete refurbishment in 2014, the hotel is modern, with an open plan bar/lounge/restaurant area.
• 4 star • 80 bedrooms
• Lift • Gym • Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Lancashire with:
Tea/coffee on arrival
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided Ghost tour of Ribble Valley
• Soup and sandwich lunch with a glass of local ale
• Cruise on the Leeds–Liverpool Canal
• Guided tour of 'Pendle Witches' Country
• Admission to Samlesbury Hall
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