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Highlights of the North West

Highlights of the North West

Enjoy stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley

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In addition to highlighting the stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley, this tour includes a ride on the famous East Lancashire Railway and a barge trip on the Lancaster Canal. There is something for our food lovers too, with a Fish & Chip lunch.



Day 1

After our home pick up we join the coach and start our journey to Lancashire to the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa in Clayton Le Moors for our 4 night dinner, bed & breakfast stay.


Day 2

First stop today is Oswaldtwistle Mills Shopping Village and Garden Centre. After browsing here, meet your guide for a tour of the Ribble Valley. We then travel to Bolton for a traditional lunch at the Olympus Fish & Chip Restaurant. From here, it's on to a local gem, Astley Hall, with time to explore the parkland, gardens and café.

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Day 3

Today we travel to Bury for some free time to explore the famous market. We then board the East Lancashire Railway for a journey to the delightful village of Rawtenstall in the Rossendale Valley. This afternoon we continue to Leyland for a visit to British Commercial Vehicle Museum, formed to preserve Britain's motoring heritage.

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Day 4

This morning we head north for a guided tour of Leighton Hall, the ancestral home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture family, which is still a family home today. Following this we travel to Lancaster, for an included one and three quarter hour Lune Aqueduct cruise. Following the cruise spend a short while in the Victorian city centre before heading out into the countryside to the aqueduct. On a clear day, the view from this 100-foot monument will leave you astounded, we then cruise for roughly 50 minute on a horse-drawn barge cruise from Barton Grange Garden Centre.

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Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast we depart our hotel and return home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel and Spa, Clayton Le Moors 4*

Built over 700 years ago. The original turret, wood panelled rooms and porticoes evoke memories of a bygone age, however, its modern facilities and furnishings provide guests with great comfort.

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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
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Beacon Hill Services Beacon Hill Services Lorry Park
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (North) Capel St Mary White Horse Public House
Setdown Point:Capel St Mary National Exp StopSouth
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Newmarket Bus Station Newmarket Bus Station
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn Stowmarket Railway Station
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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