Pennine Explorer

Pennine Explorer

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

Monday 13 May

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 14 May

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.

 

Wednesday 15 May

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 16 May 

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.

 

Friday 17 May 

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

 

 

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Blackurn****

5 Days

£425 per person sharing a twin/double room

Limited singles available at no supplement

Home pick up/set down from £25 per person

Front seat supplement £12.50 for the duration of the tour

 

Price Includes:

All coach travel

Porterage

4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

Settle to Carlisle Single Rail Journey

Leeds-Liverpool Canal Cruise

Guided tour of Pendle Hill

Admission to Samlesbury Hall

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Baldock Market Place N/S BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre
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Bishops Sford Interchange BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange
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Buntingford The Crown PH BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop
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CAMBRIDGE SERVICES A14 Cambridge Services A14
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Cambridge Trumpington P&R TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
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Great Shelford N GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Northbound
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Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14 HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14
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HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12 HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12
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Hitchin N HITCHIN St Mary's Square. By Car Park Market Side
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HODDESDON - Clock Tower HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B
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Letchworth Station Rd N LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road Opp Arcade
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Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop N NEWPORT ESSEX - High St Bus Stop Opp Station Rd
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Royston Bus Station ROYSTON Bus Station
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Saffron Walden High St N SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop by Saffron Sports
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Sawbridgeworth White L. N SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop
Bus Layby Opposite White Lion
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Sawston War Memorial N SAWSTON War Opp Memorial Bus Stop
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Stansted Mountfit Clar N STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Clarence Rd Bus Stop
Opposite Tesco Express
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Stevenage Danestrete K STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K
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WARE - Station Rd WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F
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