East Lancs Railway
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. There is something for the food lovers too with a fish and chip lunch and visit to The Chocolate House. Tours are based upon Sunday or Monday arrivals at the hotel. Alternative arrival days are possible.
Bury Market • Fish & Chips • Chocolate • Heritage Railway • Horse Drawn Canal Cruise
Day 1 Travel to the hotel in Lancashire.
Day 2 First stop today is Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village and Garden Centre. After browsing at leisure here, meet your guide for a tour of the Ribble Valley. On then to Bolton where a traditional lunch at the Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant awaits. This is 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 a horse drawn barge trip on the Lancaster Canal awaits. 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
The Last Drop Village Hotel (previously Mercure Last Drop Village) is a historic hotel located on the edge of the West Pennine Moors. It is a unique hotel comprising of a collection of buildings, some dating back 250 years. The hotel has enjoyed recent investment updating some of the public areas and bedrooms.
• 3 star • 131 bedrooms
• Lift (to some rooms only)
• Leisure facilities • Indoor swimming pool
• Coach parking
Your tour includes:
• 4 nights half board in Greater Manchester with:
Tea/coffee on arrival, Porter service
Full English breakfast
3 course dinner with choice and tea/coffee
• Visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village and Garden Centre, followed by 90 minute tour of the Ribble Valley
• 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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