Thursday We travel north to our hotel in Samlesbury
Friday Depart hotel for a full day guided tour of the Ribble Valley to include stops at a number of Inns! We hear stories of textile rioting and ghostly sightings in Clitheroe and unsolved murders in Bashall Eaves. During the day we have an included lunch at the Calf's Head, Worston. This will be soup, sandwiches and a pint of ale!
Saturday Travel north for a visit to Skipton and 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, we continue into the Yorkshire Dales for a stop in Grassington, one of Yorkshire's prettiest villages with numerous tea rooms, hostelries and quaint shops.
Sunday Today's excursion explores 'Pendle Witches' country with a guide. We learn about the local women who were branded as witches and put on trial in the 15th century. Afterwards we 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.
Monday Homeward journey with a lunchtime stop at Trentham Shopping Village.