Traditional Lancashire

Traditional Lancashire

Take a journey around Lancashire with a ride on the East Lancashire Railway and visits to Leighton Hall and Samlesbury Hall.

Take a journey around Lancashire with a ride on the East Lancashire Railway and visits to Leighton Hall and Samlesbury Hall.


At a glance:

  • East Lancashire Railway

  • Leighton Hall guided tour

  • Rochdale Pioneers Museum

  • Chocolate making demonstration at Chocolate House, Blackburn

  • Samlesbury Hall guided tour

  • Home pick up

Day 1

Following collection from home, begin the journey to Lancashire and the Hallmark Leyland Hotel, arriving by late afternoon for the four night stay with dinner, bed and breakfast.


Day 2

Travel north to explore the ancient City of Lancaster. Visit the castle and museums to uncover ancient stories, take a stroll to St George's Quay or wander around the quirky boutiques and independent galleries. After time to obtain lunch, continue north to Carnforth and Leighton Hall, the ancestral home of the renowned Gillow furniture family. Enjoy a guided tour to discover the history of the Hall. The visit ends with afternoon tea before heading back to the hotel.

B, D

Day 3

This morning, journey to Rawtenstall and join the East Lancashire Railway and enjoy a ride along the Irwell Valley through pleasant countryside to Bury. There is time to look around and obtain a drink and a bite to eat before the afternoon visit to Rochdale. It was here in 1844 the Rochdale Pioneers started the Co-op movement. Visit the museum to discover how the movement grew over subsequent years.

B, D

Day 4

After breakfast, take a short drive to the Chocolate House in Blackburn. Enjoy a chocolate making demonstration, along with refreshments and samples to tantalise the taste buds. In the afternoon, visit historic Samlesbury Hall where a guided tour brings history to life and tells tales of intrigue and witchcraft through the centuries.

B, D

Day 5

Time to say goodbye to the Hallmark Leyland Hotel and head back to East Anglia where the door to door collection service will be waiting to return you home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Hallmark Leyland Hotel, Preston


Stay at the Hallmark Leyland Hotel, a flagship hotel of the Feathers Group sitting right at the heart of the northwest of England and on the southern edge of the Lake District.


This hotel has a lift.

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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
Asda Goddard Rd, Ipswich Ipswich, Asda Goddard Rd Bus Stop,
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
(Where Duke William Public House Used to Be)
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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