26 Tales of Lancashire & Blackpool Illuminations

Friday 1 - Monday 4 October 2021
4 Days
(Single Supplement £66)

1 - 4 Oct 2021

Explore Lancashire’s expansive coastline, stunning countryside, picturesque villages and divers history!


Your Holiday Includes

  • 3 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
  • Ales & Ghost Tour of Ribble Valley
  • Lunch at the Calf's Head (soup, sandwich, glass of ale & tea/coffee)
  • Salmesbury Hall
  • Blackpool Lights
  • All coach travel & excursions

Hotel Information

The 4 star Mercure Preston Samlesbury is ideally located for touring the area, completely refurbished in 2019 with fully licensed restaurant and separate lounge-bar. All rooms are en suite, with walk in rainfall showers,stylishly furnished with television, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer and tea/coffee facilities. The hotel has a gym and there is a lift.

ALES & GHOST TOUR a fascinating locally guided tour of the Ribble Valley stopping off at several haunted Inns. Hear stories of textile rioting and ghostly sightings in Clitheroe and unsolved murders in Bashall Eaves. See the law courts upstairs in the famous 1693 Hark to Bounty Inn, before lunch at the Calf’s Head. Finally a visit to the Sun Inn at Chipping, Lancashire’s most haunted public house.


SAMLESBURY HALL is one of Lancashire’s most stunning stately homes, a wonderful half-timbered medieval house said to be one of the most haunted locations in Britain! Its set in charming grounds with a beautiful courtyard, quatrefoil rose garden, bee and heritage centre. Discover a turbulent and dramatic history, full of intrigue and witchcraft, as you explore the archive rooms, Victorian kitchen, schoolroom and 1950’s bedroom and the exhibitions in the Long Gallery.


Blackpool has come a long way since its humble beginnings as a hamlet by the sea, it became a fashionable place to visit for the well to do during the 18th century and slowly continued to grow in popularity. Today its famous for many things including Blackpool Tower, Tower Ballroom, Pleasure Beach, Winter Gardens and the UK’s only surviving first-generation tramway.  However, we are here for another of the town’s attractions BLACKPOOL ILLUMINATIONS, six miles of the brightest light displays you could ever imagine, on buildings, fairground rides, lamp posts and trams. The seafront has three Piers and Blackpool Tower which will be spectacularly lit from top to bottom, a truly magnificent experience!  



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