Romantic Ribble Valley

Romantic Ribble Valley

The Ribble Valley is the perfect place for you to escape the frantic pace of every day, whatever the time of year.

Forget those diaries and deadlines and join us on this perfect getaway that’s waiting to be discovered. See for yourself how a visit to Ribble Valley can revitalise your senses with its spectacular commanding fells and lush green valleys.


Tour highlights:

  • Marton Emperor canal cruise

  • Browsholme Hall & Gardens

  • Ribble Valley

  • Boundary Mill shopping outlet


This tour includes Sapphire Star Travel and our door to door home collection service.

Day 1

Morning collection from home to join the coach for the leisurely drive to our hotel in the beautiful Ribble Valley with tea/coffee and biscuits served on arrival.


Day 2

Our guide joins us today and our first visit is the village of Foulridge. Here we join the Marton Emperor for a cruise along the tranquil Leeds/Liverpool canal. We continue to the excellent Boundary Mill Store near Colne for a lunch break. This afternoon we travel to beautiful Browsholme Hall and Gardens laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The Hall was built in 1512 and is the ancestral home of the Parker family to this day. We enjoy a guided tour back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 3

Today we have a full guided tour of Pendle Hill Country, hearing about the infamous witches. Downham was the setting for the 1961 film Whistle Down the Wind and also TV’s Born and Bred. We
call at Barrowford Visitor Centre for a break before heading over Pendle Hill on our way to Clitheroe for a lunch break. The day continues with a drive through the Britain in Bloom village of Chipping and onto Hodder Valley with a break at the riverside tearooms in Slaidburn before heading back to our hotel.

B, D

Day 4

This morning we begin with a ride along the Ribble Valley to Longridge and north to the City of Lancaster, with its historic castle. We have time to explore and purchase lunch before enjoying a ride through the beautiful Trough of Bowland with delightful scenery and pretty villages as we return to our hotel for our final evening.

B, D

Day 5

We depart our hotel after breakfast and return to East Anglia arriving home mid evening.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Foxfields Country Hotel, Billington


This 3 star standard hotel is situated near the village of Billington in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Facilities include heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym.All bedrooms are en suite with interactive TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.

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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
Harleston Duke William Harleston Duke William Public House
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)
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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