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GOLD+ A Taste of Luxury Lancashire

GOLD+ A Taste of Luxury Lancashire

Enjoy discovering lovely Lancashire by steam train and narrow boat on this wonderful NEW Gold Plus tour.

Holiday Highlights


• 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

• 1 glass of wine or soft drink with dinner each night

• 3 course Lancashire themed menu on one night

• Guided tour of Samlesbury Hall

• Narrow boat cruise along the Leeds and Liverpool Canal including 2 course lunch

• East Lancashire Railway

• Entrance to Gawthorpe Hall


We depart and make our way to Leyland
arriving late afternoon at our hotel for the next 4
nights with dinner, bed & breakfast.


We begin our day with a guided tour of
Samlesbury Hall, a fabulous half-timbered black
and white medieval house built in 1325 as a family
home, before making our way to Riley Green
Marina to embark upon a narrow boat cruise along
the Leeds Liverpool Canal. Our 3 hour round trip
passes through delightful countryside including
Withnell Fold Nature Reserve, past the old Paper
Mill and on to the lovely hamlet of Wheelton and
Johnsons Hillock Locks before descending and
ascending two locks and returning to Riley Green.
During our cruise, we enjoy a two course lunch on
our spacious, accessible boat, with each table
offering panoramic views of the canal.


Today, we travel to Rawtenstall where
we step back in time for a nostalgic trip on a steam
train along the East Lancashire Railway where our
journey takes us through the beautiful Lancashire
countryside to the market town of Bury, where we
can browse the world famous Bury Market.


This morning we enjoy a scenic drive
through the picturesque Ribble Valley, stopping en
route at the Oswaldtwistle Mills shopping village and
garden centre. This award-winning former weaving
mill has over 100 retailers under one roof,
5 restaurants, an ice cream parlour, garden centre
and craft centre. It also houses a Textile and Heritage
Museum and its own wildfowl reserve. We enjoy a
spot of browsing and lunch before continuing on
our way to Gawthorpe Hall, affectionately known
as the “Downton of the North”.


After breakfast we depart and head for

Your Hotel

The Hallmark Preston Leyland This excellent hotel

has many unique touches such as chaise-longue and

over-sized chairs. All bedrooms are en suite with TV

and tea/coffee making facilities. Leisure facilities

include a swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi.

There is no lift but ground floor rooms are available on request.

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
Bath Bath
Avon Street / Riverside Coach Car Park
Bridgwater Bridgwater Mount Street Bus Stop
Rear of Angel Place Shopping centre
Chippenham Chippenham The Bridge
In Front of Johnsons Dry Cleaners
Cirencester Cirencester Little Chef/Burger King
Hare Bushes Services, A429 Burford Road, GL7 5DS
Clevedon Clevedon
Tui Travel Agency
Exeter Services Exeter Services - M5 - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Frome Frome
Market Place
Gloucester Gloucester outside the British Heart Foundation
Shop, Northgate Street, Gloucester, GL1 1SL
Gloucester Sainsburys Gloucester Sainsburys Layby, Barnett Way, Barnwood
GL4 3RT South East bound Bus Stop
Gordano Gordano M5 Services CAR PARK
Highbridge Highbridge, Church Street Bus Stop
Near to Church
Ivybridge Ivybridge Leisure Centre Car Park - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Junction 27 M5 J27 M5 - Burger King/ Travelodge
Pick ups maybe fed to Gordano Services
M5 Junction 13 M5 Junction 13, Starbucks Formerly Little Chef
Melksham Melksham
Town Hall.
Michael Wood Services Michael Wood Services - Outward - Northbound side
Return - Southbound side
Midsomer Norton Midsomer Norton
Town Hall
Minehead Minehead Railway Station
Newton Abbot Newton Abbot Railway Station Lay By
Pickups may be fed to Gordano Services M5-J19
Plymouth Plymouth Railway Station SE Bound Bus Stop
Pennycomequick Hill/ Saltash Road
Shepton Mallet Shepton Mallet Station Road Car Park
Bus Stop near Monument
Somerton Somerton The Cross - Pickups from here may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
Street Street
Bayliss Centre
Stroud Stroud
Merrywalks Bus Station
Taunton Herons Taunton - Hankeridge Farm Bus Stop,
Herons Gate by Halfords Superstore.
Thornbury Thornbury
Aldi Lay-by
Torquay Torquay Coach Station
Trowbridge Trowbridge
Town Hall
Wells Wells
Princes Road Car Park
Westbury Westbury
Haynes Road bus stop
Weston-super-Mare Weston-super-Mare
Locking Road Car Park
Yeovil Yeovil Bus Station - Pickups may be
fed to Gordano Services M5-J19 to meet coach
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