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Red Rose Country - Lancashire Delights

Red Rose Country - Lancashire Delights

A relaxing 4 day break inour neighbouring county


A relaxing 4 day break inour neighbouring county


This thriving little market town is England's highest, set 850 feet above sea water. Hawes was first recorded as a market place in 1307 and the lively Tuesday market still entices shoppers in. Home to the world famous Yorkshire Wensleydale Cheese and set amidst breath-taking scenery it's no surprise Hawes is one of the honeypot tourist attractions of the Yorkshire Dales National Park. The name Hawes means a ‘pass between mountains' and it stands between the stunning Buttertubs and Fleet Moss. The town is an excellent centre for walking and touring Wensleydale and the adjoining dales of Swaledale, Cotterdale, Dentdale, Garsdale, Wharfedale and Chapel-le-Dale. Take a walk round the Hawes Town Trail, or Millennium Walk, or along the River Ure, which is nearby.


Poulton le Fylde

Discover the ancient market town of Poulton-le-Fylde which can trace its origins back as far as the Domesday Book, home to a range of high quality independent shops and well known stores. Poulton has a range of great  eateries, traditional pubs and late night bars with a selection of wines and real ales. The Thatched House Pub even has its own microbrewery on site.  Latest addition is The Poulton Elk – a J D Wetherspoon pub named after a stone-age creature whose skeleton was found locally and is now in the Harris Museum at Preston.  

The Market Cross, Fish Slab, Whipping Post and Stocks - stand in the Market Place and are rare items from Poulton's past, which date between the 17th and 18th Centuries. 

St.Chads Church - A beautifully historic church situated in the centre of the town and famed for its crocus’. The first mention of a church in Poulton is in a document of 1094 but there could well have been a church here berore then.

Poulton Town Centre - Poulton is a shoppers paradise from health food stores to its own cobbler and teaming with a range of independent shops and brand name stores.

Salmesbury Hall

Built in 1325, Samlesbury Hall is steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original typical black and white exterior. Enjoy intrigue, witchcraft and centuries of enthralling times gone by throughout their archive rooms. Saved from demolition in the 1920s by six local businessmen, it remains in the care of the Charitable Trust today with the aim of maintaining and keeping open for visitors to enjoy. From the Tudor priest holes to the Victorian kitchen, the Hall has history from (and for) every age. With the turbulent tales of its Catholic families, witches and the haunting of Lady Dorothy (and other ghost stories), a captivating insight into life from the early 14th to the 21st century is all waiting to be discovered.


Midland Hotel, Morecambe

The stunning art deco 4* Midland Hotel overlooks the uninterrupted coastline of Morecambe Bay, offering idyllic views to the Lake District.

The Midland Hotel has been beautifully, meticulously, lovingly restored and is an Art Deco-inspired tour de force with 44 modern 30s-inspired rooms, 6 rooftop suites, a top-notch restaurant and ultra-stylish bar.

The Midland Hotel afternoon tea is the ultimate treat. Sit back and relax as we prepare your three-tiered selection of little slices of heaven; Victoria sponge, fruit tartlets, scones and delicate finger sandwiches.

Choose from a variety of delicately infused teas, or even a glass of Laurent Perrier champagne (not included), to accompany your treats.


The Chocolate House

The Chocolate House welcomes you with chocolate buttons and truffles followed by a live chocolate making demonstratio & dark chocolate tasting. Enjoy tea, coffee, and the Chocolate House's very own recipe hot chocolate, visit the kitchen and shop to view current work in progress and view the extensive range of chocolate moulds, both antique and new.

There is little walking involved, and all areas of the shop are level access


East Lancashire Railway

Located in Bury, just 30 minutes from Manchester City Centre, is the award-winning East Lancashire Railway. A heritage railway that runs steam and diesel train services through the beautiful Pennine Lancashire scenery. There are plenty of things to see and do and stations are well equipped for group visits with cafes, pubs, gift shops and a dedicated Transport Museum, housing vintage vehicles, transport memorabilia and interactive exhibits. Guided tours and talks are also available. The railway also has some fantastic events scheduled throughout the year from guided Rail Ale Trail tours of some of the excellent local drinking spots to the nostalgia of their award winning 1940's weekend.

Day 1

A morning departure from Cumbria as we head to Hawes, this thriving market town on the Pennine Way is home to Wensleydale cheese. From here we continue to Grassington, a charming village on the River Wharfe. We complete our journey via Clitheroe to our hotel, the Foxfields situated in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Dinner in the hotel.


Day 2

We depart after breakfast and head to the historic market town of Poulton-le-Fylde, a charming place full of unusual shops and in springtime the church yard becomes a riot of colours thanks to carpets of purple, yellow and white crocuses. We then continue our journey to Lytham St Annes time for lunch before an afternoon visit to Samlesbury Hall, steeped in fascinating history, retaining its original black and white exterior. We make our way back to the hotel late afternoon. Dinner in the hotel.

B, D

Day 3

This morning we have a drive through picturesque Lancashire via Gisburn and Hellifield to Lancaster. Time for coffee in Lancaster before we head into Morecambe and the stunning art deco seafront Midland Hotel. After being empty for many years this hotel has now been beautifully restored to its former glory. We include ‘The Midland Afternoon Tea’, a mouth watering selection of sandwiches, scones and much, much more. Later we have a little free time before we head back to the hotel. Dinner in the hotel.

B, D

Day 4

This morning we have a treat as we visit the Chocolate House, near Blackburn, to learn the art of producing handmade delicacies, with refreshments and samples included. From here we head for our lunch stop at Oswalthwistle Mills before heading to Riley Green Marina and an afternoon cruise on the Leeds to Liverpool canal, enjoy afternoon tea on board. Farewell dinner at the hotel.

B, D

Friday 12th Apr

After a leisurely breakfast we begin our journey home, heading to Skipton where we have time for lunch in this thriving market town before the remainder of the journey north to Cumbria


B=Breakfast Included, D=Dinner Included

The Foxfields Country Hotel

Situated in the heart of the beautiful Ribble Valley, this hotel aims to impress with its 3-star luxury hotel, leisure club and Foxfields Restaurant.

Close to Clitheroe and Blackburn, Foxfields Country Hotel features an award-winning restaurant and an extremely impressive leisure club where you can find a gym, swimming pool, sauna and steam room.

Most of the rooms boast their own private lounge and dining room, with a patio or balcony overlooking the spectacular Pendle Hill, all rooms are equipped with wifi, an en-suite with a bath and shower, flat screen TV, trouser press, hair dryer and tea and coffee making facilities.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Name Address Contact Details
Appleby The Sands Appleby
Aspatria Car Park beside Spar Aspatria
Brough Monument Bus Shelter Brough
Carlisle Entrance to Sands Centre Car Park Carlisle
Cockermouth Monument Main Street Cockermouth
Dearham Commercial Corner Dearham
Distington Outside Prospect Works Distington
Egremont Conservative Club Egremont
Flimby Railway Station Flimby
Harrington Galloping Horse bus stop Harrington
Keswick Bell Close Car Park Keswick
Kirkby Stephen Market Square Kirkby Stephen
Maryport Outside Coop Maryport
Penrith Sandgate Bus Station Penrith
Shap Village Hall Shap
Tebay Old Services Car Park Tebay
Thursby Bus Stop Thursby
Waverton Bus Stop Waverton
Whitehaven Bus Stop Tangier Street Whitehaven
Wigton Old Bus Station Wigton
Workington Lay By opposite Grahams Travel Jane St. Workington
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