Best Bits of Lancashire


Thursday 12th August – Monday 16th August 2021

The Preston Leyland Hotel, Signature Collection by Best Western (Formerly Hallmark Preston Leyland) offers an ideal base for this tour. The hotel has many unique touches, such as art work by local artists and the modern Four Seasons restaurant has a great atmosphere. Hotel facilities include leisure club with indoor swimming pool. All bedrooms are en suite and include television, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities.


Depart from your home area travelling to Lancashire, arriving late afternoon at the Hallmark Preston Leyland. 4 nights stay – dinner, bed & breakfast. We enjoy a glass of wine with dinner this evening.


We begin our day with a visit to Gawthorpe Hall Gardens. A seventeenth century house with a terraced garden and woodland garden with rhododendrons and azaleas. Later, we make our way to Riley Green Marina to board our narrow boat for a cruise along the Leeds Liverpool Canal. 

Our 3 hours round canal cruise passes through lovely countryside, where you can enjoy Lancashire’s nature, wildlife and have a relaxing afternoon. During our cruise, we enjoy a taste of ‘Lancashire Fare’ with our two-course lunch on our light, airy & spacious boat where each table has a panoramic view of the canal.


Today, we travel to Bury where we can browse the world famous Bury Market. Later on, we step back in time for a nostalgic trip on a steam train along the East Lancashire Railway through the beautiful Lancashire countryside from Bury to Rawtenstall. 

Afterwards, we return to our hotel where we enjoy Cream Tea and time to relax before dinner this evening.


Today begins with a guided tour of the magnificent Samlesbury Hall, a half-timbered medieval house built in 1325 in the traditional black and white. Afterwards, we enjoy a scenic journey on our way to the famous Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village. 

The iconic former weaving mill has over 100 retailers under one roof, as well as restaurants, ice cream parlour, craft centre, and even a Textile and Heritage Museum. We enjoy a glass of wine with dinner this evening.


After breakfast we leave and head for home.


Holiday Highlights

•    Samlesbury Hall – Guided Tour
•    Gawthorpe Hall Gardens
•    East Lancashire Railway journey (Rawtenstall – Bury)
•    3-hour Leeds Liverpool Canal Cruise and 2 course lunch


Price £415.00

Single Supplement £50.00 (Limited)