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Highlights of Red Rose County

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Highlights of Red Rose County

Explore Lancashire, known as the Red Rose County, with a stay at the 4-star Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa on this fantastic break. Dating back to the 17th century, the hotel is a collection of converted farmhouses and a destination in its own right; set amid three acres of picturesque grounds, you’ll find several eateries, a pub, a village tea shop and an exquisite spa – the perfect haven between excursions. Visiting cultural Lancaster, we cruise along the canal before calling off at the Dewlay cheese factory and Lancaster Brewery. The unique experiences don’t end there as we hop aboard the East Lancashire Railway, taking in the beautiful West Pennine scenery and discovering Rawtenstall and the popular Oswaldtwistle Mills. We also visit Ormskirk, a quaint town home to one of the country’s oldest and most traditional street markets.

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  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Porterage at the hotel
  • Local joining points

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then onto the four-star Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Lancashire

    Today we journey to Lancaster, the ‘capital’ of Red Rose Country.

    The word ‘Lancaster’ translates as ‘Roman fort on the River Lune’. This original structure eventually evolved into the castle that still stands in the centre of the city, with much of local history focusing around this single building. The Priory Church is next to the castle, and was founded in 1094 and extensively remodeled in the Middle Ages.

    There are also lots of restaurants, cafés and historic pubs. The oldest pub in the city is The Three Mariners, which is steeped in history and is CAMRA award winning. Atkinsons Coffee is one of Britain’s most prestigious coffee merchants, with the original Coffee Shop & Roastery where they have been based for over 180 years, as well as four unique cafés throughout the city.

    Here we cruise along the Lancaster Canal, then call off at Dewlay cheese factory and shop, before continuing onto a local brewery.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner



    Included Highlights

    • Lancaster
  • Day 3: East Lancashire Railway & Oswaldtwistle Mills afternoon tea

    This morning we head to Bury Market. For over 500 years this market has stood the test of time with a range of products that is second to none – no wonder it has been voted the best market in Britain!

    We then board the East Lancashire Railway to Rawtenstall for a stunning journey through the beautiful scenery of the West Pennines.

    Our final call is the popular Oswaldtwistle Mills, with over 100 retailers under one roof, along with a Textile Museum and Heritage Centre and a traditional sweet shop. Here we enjoy an afternoon tea to round off the day.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    East Lancashire Railway

    East Lancashire Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • East Lancashire Railway
    • Oswaldtwistle Mills
  • Day 4: Ormskirk & Southport

    Today we visit the pretty Lancashire town of Ormskirk. The market here is one of the country’s oldest and most traditional street markets, dating back to 1286 when the monks at nearby Burscough Priory were granted a Royal Charter by Edward I. Today it is still a focal point for the town with around 100 stalls in the pedestrianised town centre, selling wonderful food, clothes, books, gifts and crafts.

    Later in the day we continue on to the seaside town of Southport where there is still an air of Victorian elegance in the galleries along Lord Street, or admire the view from the beautiful pier!

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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    Included Highlights

    • Southport
    • Ormskirk
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast


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Last Drop Village And Spa

Originally a cluster of farm buildings which date back to the 17th century, the 4-star Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa is now a collection of converted farmhouses set in three acres of grounds with breathtaking views of the West Pennine Moors. This unique and friendly hotel is a destination in itself, being host to several eateries, a pub, and even its own village tea shop! Guests can indulge in an atmospheric candlelit dining experience at the Courtyard Restaurant, boasting an à la carte menu full of seasonal and local dishes, or enjoy a drink at the Courtyard Bar, a lively space based over two levels with beautiful views over the gardens and surrounding countryside. The hotel’s spa is perfect for escaping the everyday, featuring an indoor pool, thermal suites, saunas, steam rooms, treatment rooms and a gym (extra charges apply, please pay locally). The Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa is a true haven of relaxation.

Most popular facilities

  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna or Steam Room

Hotel Facilities

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  • 24 Hour Front Desk


  • 4 Star
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna or Steam Room

Room Amenities

  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Iron or Trouser Press

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