Highlights of the North West

Start: Monday 18th September 2023

End: Friday 22nd September 2023

Hotel: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel

Price: £499 pp

This holiday departs from our Main Holiday Pick Up Points

What’s included:

  • 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast at the Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel
  • excursion with guide exploring the Ribble Valley
  • fish & chip lunch
  • excursion to Astley Hall Gardens
  • excursion to East Lancashire Railway & Leyland Commercial Vehicle Museum
  • excursion to Leighton Hall & Lune Aqueduct Cruise
  • executive coach travel


  • 6 single rooms with £91 supplement


Explore the wonders of the Ribble Valley, from stunning countryside to the marvels of Victorian architecture as we discover the highlights of North West England

Ribble Valley, Astley Hall and fish & chip lunch

Our tour of the Ribble Valley begins with a coffee stop at Oswaldtwistle Mills, followed by a 90 minute guided tour by coach. After a delicious fish & chip lunch, we continue to Astley Hall Gardens with free time to explore the gardens & parkland

East Lancashire Railway & Leyland Commercial Vehicle Museum

We travel to Bury for some free time to visit the famous market, before boarding the East Lancashire Railway for a journey to the pretty village of Rawtensall in the Rossendale Valley. From here, we continue to the British Commercial Vehicle Museum in Leyland to discover Britain’s motoring heritage

Leighton Hall & Lune Aqueduct Cruise

Leighton Hall is the ancestral home of the world-renowned Gillow furniture family, where we enjoy a guided tour. After our visit, we head to Lancaster where we enjoy a 1.75 hour Lune Aqueduct Cruise, which begins in the Victorian City Centre before heading out into the countryside to the aqueduct

The Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel is a historic building dating back 700 years, with ensuite bedrooms and restaurant with choice menu, as well as an indoor swimming pool. There is partial lift access and ground floor rooms