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GOLD Hotel Collection Preston Leyland Lanc Hotspot

GOLD Hotel Collection Preston Leyland Lanc Hotspot

On this exciting NEW holiday in the wonderful countryside of Lancashire we experience one of its waterways, a railway and visits to two of its renowned 'Halls'.

Holiday Highlights

 

• 4 nights stay with dinner, bed & breakfast

• Home Link included

• Samlesbury Hall

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

• East Lancashire Railway

• Entrance to Gawthorpe Hall

• Cream tea at hotel

Monday

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

Tuesday

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.

Wednesday

Today, we travel to Bury where we can browse the world famous Market. Later 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 from Bury to Rawtenstall. We return to our hotel for a Cream Tea.

Thursday

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".

Friday

After breakfast we depart and head for home.

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.

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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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