Highlights of the North West

Dates Available:

Monday 12th August to Friday 16th August 2024 

5 Days, 4 Nights - Half Board

In addition to highlighting the stunning countryside and picturesque villages of the Ribble Valley, this tour includes a ride on the famous East Lancashire Railway and a barge trip on the Lancaster Canal. There is something for our food lovers too, with a Fish & Chip lunch.


Your comfort is our priority and all travel arrangements have been made with this in mind. Comfort stops will always be planned en route for lunch/refreshments. We will arrive at the hotel in the late afternoon, where your luggage will be taken to your room (unless otherwise specified) and you will have plenty of time to freshen up before the evening meal. Return travel will follow a similar schedule.

Your Hotel: Mercure Dunkenhalgh Hotel, Accrington

Conveniently located in central Lancashire this 4 star hotel has been built around a 700 year old country house, with an attractive wooden staircase, chandelier and skylight as a central feature. The hotel underwent refurbishment in 2020 and has an appealing boutique style bar and restaurant enhancing the hotel’s many original features. The leisure centre, where beauty treatments are available (bookable in advance),  has a pool and gym. The hotels 175 guest bedrooms were also refreshed and upgraded in 2020 being spacious and well appointed with most bathrooms having shower over bath.

Please note single supplements are applicable.

Itinerary and What's Included

  • Luxury coach travel to and from destination
  • Comfort stop in both directions
  • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast


All of our excursions are included in the holiday price unless otherwise specified. In addition to the planned activities, most excursions will allow plenty of free time for you to explore our well-chosen destinations. If you prefer to make other arrangements or just relax at the hotel instead of any of the excursions, you are welcome to do so. If so, we kindly ask you to please inform your driver. We will depart after breakfast and return in the late afternoon or early evening, to enable you to freshen up before your evening meal.

Excursions Include: 

  • Visit to Astley Hall Park (park only)
  • Single journey on East Lancashire Railway
  • Admission to British Commercial Vehicle Museum
  • Guided tour of Leighton Hall
  • Barge Cruise on the Lancaster Canal
  • Visit to Oswaldtwistle Mills, followed by guided tour of Ribble Valley

Don't miss out!

Forthcoming availability

If you would like to book this holiday, simply click on your preferred date below to start the booking process. If you don't see a date that suits your requirements, contact a member of our Day Breaks & Holidays team and we will be more than happy to help.

Mon, 12 Aug 2024

Adults £544.00pp Children£544.00pp Seniors£544.00pp Single supp.£125.00pp

We've got you

Local pick up points throughout East Kent

Check out the following pick up locations available, times will be confirmed at the time of booking.


The Long Reach

Herne Bay

Railway Station


Birchington Square


Bus Stop outside Wetherspoons


Bus Stop in Westwood Cross outside Primark


Railway Station


Bus Stop opposite Malcolm Waite


Opposite Sholden Primary School


Bus Stop on South Street


Opposite Esso Garage




Cheriton Tesco

Other ways you can book

You can also book this day trip/holiday at any one of the following locations:

Tourist Information Centres

Ramsgate, Harbour Parade
Margate, Droit House, Pier Head
Deal, Town Hall
Dover, Market Square

Astor Community Theatre

Stanhope Road, Deal, Kent CT14 6AB

Sandwich Cars

2 Cattle Market, Sandwich, Kent CT13 9AG

Age Concern Sandwich

Sneller House, 19-21 Cattle Market, Sandwich

Sholden Village Store

1 The Street, Sholden, Kent, CT14 0AL

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