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Wine & Witches in the Ribble Valley 2020

3 DAYS

Revisit the notorious legend of Pendle Hill a story of murder, witchcraft and terror deep in the heart of Lancashire’s Ribble Valley. On our break we will be joined by Simon Entwistle – Lancashire’s much-loved story teller – who will take us on a fun and entertaining journey through the history of this hauntingly beautiful landscape.   

INCLUDES

Return coach travel
2 nights half board
Return canal cruise with meat & potato pie on board
Visits to Pendle Heritage Centre & Samlesbury Hall with guided tours
Brief visit to the D. Bryrne Wine shop with a short talk from Simon
Accompanied by Simon Enwistle at destinations on days 2 & 3
Visit to Clitheroe

DURING YOUR STAY

Day 1 – This morning we travel to Foulridge, a small village in Pendle. Here we have arranged a canal cruise along the Leeds & Liverpool canal. Whilst on board we will be treated to a meat and potato pie lunch followed by tea or coffee and mints. Afterwards, we will continue the journey to our hotel.

Day 2 – After breakfast we travel to the picturesque Pendle Heritage Centre. Here we will be joined by Simon Entwistle, our award-winning historian and experienced tour guide. The centre is set in a range of beautifully resorted grade II listed farm buildings and are now home to a walled garden, tearoom, parlour shop, art gallery and a museum. The museum tells the legendary story of the Pendle Witches which resulted in their famous trail in 1612 – and the history of the Bannister family. Afterwards, Simon will accompany us to D. Byrne Wine Shop and Cellar. Established in 1879 its famous wine cellar contains over 1,500 of the world’s finest wines. Later, we will enjoy free time in Clitheroe.

Day 3 – This morning we re-join Simon to visit Samlesbury Hall. Featured in the popular television series ‘Most Haunted,’ today you’ll discover its many secrets and learn all about its local resident spirits, including the legendary White Lady, Dorothy Southworth, who allegedly died of a broken heart. Afterwards, we return home.

Departure DateTitleHotelDays(from) 
03 Jul 2020Wine & Witches in the Ribble ValleyBest Western Oaks Hotel 3 days £239.00 Book Now


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