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Rufford Old Hall

Red Rose Country & The Ribble Valley

Explore the stunning countryside and picturesque villages of Lancashire and the Ribble Valley by coach and train, learning about the birdlife, the famous witch trials and the Tudor lifestyle on the way.

5 Days from £509

UK Tour

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Door to Door Service
  • Half Board
  • East Lancashire Railway
  • WWT Martin Mere
  • Rufford Old Hall
  • Excursions as Listed
Mon 12 September 2022
  • £509
  • 5 Days
  • G22144

  • Twin/Double for Sole Use £90

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Day 1 A taxi from home will take you to your tour coach, and then we travel north to Lancashire with suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Day 2 This morning we make our way to WWT Martin Mere Wetland Centre, where many thousands of birds arrive throughout the year. The centre is home to resident water birds, otters and beavers. In the afternoon we visit Rufford Old Hall, a beautiful timber-framed Tudor property with over 500 years of history and 14 acres of stunning grounds.

Day 3 We have a tour today with award-winning guide Simon Entwistle. We travel through the fascinating area known as Pendle Witch Country, followed by time in the market town of Clitheroe to purchase some lunch. In the afternoon we rejoin our guide and head into the Ribble Valley and the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with panoramic views of the Lancashire countryside.

Day 4 After a leisurely breakfast, we travel to Rawtenstall to board the East Lancashire Railway for a journey along the Irwell Valley to Bury. Here we have plenty of time to explore the fascinating transport museum, visit the famous market and get some refreshments, before reboarding the train for our return journey.

Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we make our way southwards, arriving in the local area late afternoon.

Samlesbury Hotel

Our four-star hotel is conveniently located between Preston and Blackburn and offers restaurant, bar lounge and a small gym. Bedrooms are equipped with TV, telephone, WiFi, ironing facilities, safe, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The hotel has a lift.


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