Time appears to have bypassed this historic area, leaving it immersed in rich heritage. We explore the open green land that inspired J.R.R Tolkein’s ‘Middle Earth’. Surrounded by unspoilt countryside we explore the canals and historic buildings that fill the Ribble Valley.
The 3 star Foxfields Country Hotel is situated near the village of Billington in the beautiful Ribble Valley. Leisure club facilities include a heated indoor swimming pool, sauna and gym. All of the luxurious bedrooms are equipped with en-suite facilities, a TV, and tea/coffee making facilities. The hotel does not have a lift.
From your front door to the waiting Club Class coach for the drive north to reach the Foxfields Hotel late afternoon. We have time to settle in before enjoying dinner this evening.
This morning we are joined by a local guide for our first excursion. We visit the beautiful Browsholme Hall and gardens, laid out in the style of Capability Brown. The Hall was built in 1512 and is the ancestral home of the Parker family, a guided tour is included. This afternoon we have a short drive to Riley Green Marina where we board a canal boat for a relaxing cruise along the canal with included afternoon tea. We make our way back to the hotel late afternoon for dinner.
Today we have a full day guided tour of Pendle Hill Country an area made famous by the 17th century trial of the Witches of Pendle. The picturesque village of Downham was used for many film locations including Whistle Down the Wind. We visit Barrowford Visitor Centre before spending time in Clitheroe. Our tour continues with a drive through the Britain in Bloom award winning village of Chipping into the Hodder Valley with a break at the riverside tearooms in Slaidburn.
A morning drive along the Ribble Valley then north to the historic city of Lancaster where we visit the Ashton Memorial in Williamson Park to learn of its romantic history then have time to explore in the city centre. Our return drive is through the beautiful but sparsely populated Trough of Bowland arriving at the hotel with time to relax before our final night’s dinner.
After breakfast we depart for home enjoying a relaxing drive through the wonderful Peak District. We reach our home area to be greeted by our awaiting taxis mid-afternoon.
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