Ales and Haunted Tales

Ales and Haunted Tales

Available from Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.

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Available from Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway and Cumbria.

The stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley are home to some mysterious residents and this tour explores the haunting and ghostly goings-on in this area of Lancashire.

 

Three excursions are included, a tour of the Ribble Valley with a stop at the Calfs Head, Worston for lunch, a visit to Skipton with a canal cruise and a tour round Pendle Witch Country before visiting Samlesbury Hall.

 

What’s Included?

 

  • return coach travel

  • four nights dinner, bed and breakfast

  • en-suite accommodation

  • three excursions

  • a guided ghost tour of Ribble Valley

  • soup and sandwich lunch with a glass of local ale

  • a cruise on the Leeds–Liverpool Canal

  • a guided tour of 'Pendle Witches' Country

  • admission to Samlesbury Hall

 

The deposit required at the time of booking for all holidays is £30 per person, full payment is required 28 days prior to departure.

Ribble Valley

A guided tour of the Ribble Valley includes (time allowing) stops at no less than 6 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 an included lunch at the Calf's Head, Worston. On to visit the Sun Inn at Chipping; Lancashire's most haunted public house, before some free time in Whalley.

Skipton

Visit Skipton and enjoy a cruise on the Leeds-Liverpool Canal. With a humorous and interesting commentary, the history of this important thoroughfare is brought to life. After free time in the town, continue into the Yorkshire Dales with a stop in Grassington, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages with numerous tea rooms, hostelries and quaint shops.

Pendle Witches

Explores 'Pendle Witches' country with a guide and learn about the local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. Afterwards, visit Samlesbury Hall, a beautiful half timbered medieval house with a turbulent and dramatic history and now one of the most haunted locations in Britain.

Preston Marriott Hotel, Broughton

 

This hotel boasts 11 acres of strikingly beautiful gardens, has an on-site spa, a leisure club with an indoor pool, sauna and gym.  Note: Porterage is NOT included.

 

Hotel and Bedroom Facilities:

 

  • tea/coffee making facilities

  • hairdryer

  • TV

  • 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
Annan WM Annan, War Memorial opposite Queensberry Arms
Ardrossan Ardrossan, Princes Street Bus Stop
Ayr Bus Station Ayr Bus Station
Stance 14
Ayr Dodds Depot Ayr, Dodds Depot, 4 East Road
Ballantrae Garage, Main Street, Ballantrae
Cairnryan Stena Stena Line Passenger Terminal
Loch Ryan Port.
Carlisle Asda Carlisle Asda
Bus Layby, Chandler Way
Carlisle Sands Sands Centre, Main Door
Castle Douglas Castle Douglas, Crown Hotel
Opposite Market Hill, King Street
Cumnock Cumnock, Tanyard Bus Station, New Bridge Street
Dalbeattie Dalbeattie , Opp The Birchtree Hotel
Maxwell Street
Dumfries Dumfries, Whitesands, Coach Bay near Suspension
Bridge. (If Whitesands Closed, Brooms Rd Car Park)
Eastriggs Eastriggs, Central Bus stop
Opposite the Baxter Hall (Church)
Girvan Girvan, Hamilton Arms Hotel
Gretna Gretna Main Bus Stop
Annan Road
Gretna Green Gretna Hall Hotel, Front steps
Please park adjacent to the coach park
Irvine Irvine, Opposite Townhouse, Irvine Cross
Kilmarnock Kilmarnock, St Marnock St (Police Station)
Kilwinning Kilwinning, Caley Station
Kirkcudbright Kirkcudbright, Harbour Square
Opposite the Old Post Office
Lochmaben Lochmaben, Outside Kings Arms Hotel
Lockerbie Lockerbie, The Townhead Hotel
Maybole Maybole, Cassillis Hotel
New Cumnock New Cumnock,Lay-By near Scotmid, Afton Bridge Road
Newton Stewart Newton Stewart, The Crown Hotel
Penrith Penrith, Sandgate Bus Station
Prestwick Prestwick, Station Road.
Saltcoats Saltcoats, Railway Station
Sanquhar TBA
Stevenston Stevenston, The Cross
Stranraer Stranraer
Bus Stop Opposite Police Station
Thornhill Thornhill, Bus Stop beside Bank of Scotland
Troon Troon, Ivy Cottage, South Beach.
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