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UK Tours 2022
5 Day Tour, H/B - Pennine Explorer
4* MERCURE DUNKENHALGH HOTEL – BLACKBURN
Departs: Mon 20th June 2022, Price: £399, Single Supplement: £0
Included in cost: 4 NIGHTS HALF BOARD, SETTLE TO KIRKBY STEPHEN RAILWAY, SKIPTON BARGE ON LEEDS-LIVERPOOL CANAL, HEBDEN BRIDGE, SEE THE BUTTERTUBS PASS ON SCENIC DRIVE THROUGH YORKSHIRE DALES.
Discover the Yorkshire-Lancashire border with a relaxing cruise on a traditional canal barge and a wonderful train journey – this very popular scenic holiday is a great way to see this area of outstanding natural beauty.
Day 1: Travel up to Lancashire to our beautiful 700 year old renovated hotel, featuring original turrets, porticoes, corridors and wood panelling. The modern facilities include a health and leisure club for your use.
Day 2: Enjoy a classic rail journey on the Settle to Carlisle Railway, considered one of the most scenic rail journeys in England, as it winds through moorland scenery and over the famous Ribblehead Viaduct. From Kirkby Stephen, we will travel back via the Yorkshire Dales National Park.
Day 3: Travel into Yorkshire to Skipton to enjoy an historic, relaxing cruise along the Leeds-Liverpool canal, with tea/coffee and biscuits included. Afterwards, you have some free time in Skipton and its popular Wednesday market. Stall holders and shoppers barter with each other along the High Street close to the town’s impressive medieval castle. On our way back, we will have a short stop at the ancient Bolton Abbey.
Day 4: Today we head to Haworth, on the edge of the rugged Pennine Moors, where the Bronte family lived from 1820, and the sisters wrote their famous novels. Explore the quaint shops on the cobbled main street and grab yourself some lunch before we head down to Hebden Bridge, known as “one of the worlds funkiest towns” by High Life magazine, and with its array of independent shops and stunning scenery – you can see why. The picturesque Rochdale Canal runs through the heart of this town, providing a beautiful walkway in which you can admire the colourful barges or maybe enjoy a drink outside the Stubbing Wharf pub and take it all in.
Day 5: Today we depart back returning home to the Waterside.