Pennine Explorer

Pennine Explorer

4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh Blackburn. Settle to Carlisle Railway, Leeds & Liverpool Canal Cruise, Pendle Hill Witches Tour, Samlesbury Hall

Monday 17 September

We depart the local area with a break for lunch, arriving at our hotel late afternoon.  The 4* Mercure Dunkenhalgh is a historic hotel mixing the grandeur of a 700 year old building with modern facilities.


Tuesday 18 September

Today we enjoy a classic rail journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway which is considered the most scenic rail journey in England as it winds through moorland scenery and over the famous Ribblehead viaduct. The coach will meet you at Carlisle for the return journey.


Wednesday 19 September

This morning we join a canal boat for a return cruise along the Leeds & Liverpool canal following this historic route.  Later we visit Skipton with its popular Wednesday market and impressive medieval castle.


Thursday 20 September 

This morning we enjoy a historic guided tour of Pendle Hill as our guide tells the story of the most famous witchcraft trial in English History.  Hear of dark deeds and wicked plots as you visit where it all happened in an area that has changed little in 400 years.  This afternoon we visit historic Samlesbury Hall, a fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family home which also featured in tales of witchcraft through the centuries.


Friday 21 September 

We depart this morning with a break for lunch returning home late afternoon.


£400  per person sharing a twin/double room

Limited singles available at no supplement

Front seats available for a supplement of £12.50 for the duration of the tour.

Add a door-to-door home pick up service from £25


Price includes:

All coach travel


4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast

Settle to Carlisle Single Rail Journey

Leeds-Liverpool Canal Cruise

Guided tour of Pendle Hill

Samlesbury Hall

It is not possible to display the home pick-ups map because JavaScript is disabled in your web browser. For details on how to enable JavaScript click the Instructions link below.


The map below can be used to check the price of a home pick-up. The map shows the price bands for each area we service. To check the price from your address either click your street on the map or enter your postcode or city/town and click the 'Check Price' button.

Check Price
Home Pick-up Pricing Key:

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Name Address Contact Details
Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
Station Road Bus Stops
Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
Coach Bays
Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
Melbourn Car Park N MELBOURN High St Opp Car Park
Vicarage Close Bus Stop
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
Royston Melbourn Rd N ROYSTON Green St Bus stop
Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
Stansted Mountfitchet N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K

If you wish to make an online booking please select the number of passengers below before selecting the trolley icon.

From Price Book Now Call Back Telephone Favourites

Keyword Search

Availability Search