Crossing Brooksbottom Viaduct
Highlights of the North West
Based at the historic Last Drop Village Hotel, this tour includes a ride on the famous East Lancashire Railway and a horse drawn barge trip on the Lancaster Canal. The Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre is truly unforgettable and there is something for the food lovers too with a fish and chip lunch and visit to The Chocolate House.
Fred Dibnah • Fish & Chips • Chocolate • Heritage Railway • NEW Horse Drawn Canal Cruise
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Lancashire.
Day 2 Visit the Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre, housed in the famous steeple jack's former home. The house has been lovingly restored and much of the machinery in the grounds is just as Fred left it. Afterwards, enjoy a traditional lunch at the Olympus Fish and Chip Restaurant, a firm favourite of visitors to Bolton. Allow free time in the city centre this afternoon.
Day 3 Travel to Bury for some free time in the town to explore the famous market. Board the East Lancashire Railway for the journey to the delightful village of Rawtenstall in the Rossendale Valley. This afternoon head to Blackburn for a visit to The Chocolate House, well known in the North West for their handmade chocolates and truffles.
Day 4 Time at leisure to explore the popular seaside towns of either Southport or Blackpool. Take a stroll along the promenade before continuing to the Forest of Bowland and Barton Grange Garden Centre, where from April 2018 you will be able to take a horse drawn barge trip on the Lancaster Canal. The 50 minute journey meanders through the Lancashire countryside allowing passengers to enjoy the peace and experience a slower pace of life.
Day 5 Homeward journey.
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Last Drop Village Hotel, Bolton
A unique hotel that combines modern accommodation with the historic charm of an 18th century village including a café and gift shop. Rooms are located in several wings of the hotel and ground floor rooms are limited so should be requested early.
• 3 star • 128 bedrooms
• Lift (to some rooms only)
• Leisure facilities • Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Greater Manchester with:
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Guided tour of Fred Dibnah Heritage Centre
• Fish & Chip Lunch
• Single Journey on East Lancashire Railway
• Talk and Tasting at The Chocolate House
• 50 minute canal cruise by horse drawn barge
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