Lancaster Canal and Quarry Bank Mill


Travel by Coach
3 Included Excursions
  • Experience a Taste of Lancashire
  • Visit a Cheese Shop, a Lancaster Brewery and have a Lancashire hot pot lunch on board a delightful cruise.
  • Discover Quarry Bank
  • Call at the seaside resort of Southport

Lancashire boasts a fantastic choice of regional food and drink, and we’ll get to sample just a small selection of it with tastings of cheese, local beers and a delicious hot pot lunch as we sail along the Lancaster Canal, as well as discovering the heritage of this fascinating county.

This Holiday is Great For

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Day One - Home to Lancashire
We’ll make our way from the interchange to The Best Western Park Hall & Spa Hotel, where we’ll check in and enjoy an evening meal. (D)

Days Two to Four – Lancashire  
We’ll have a great time, with three included excursions to enjoy – experience a Taste of Lancashire that includes visits to a Cheese Shop, a Lancaster Brewery and a Lancashire hot pot lunch on board a delightful cruise. We’ll then discover Quarry Bank, before a trip to the seaside resort of Southport. (B,D)

Day Five – Lancashire to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)

Best Western Park Hall Hotel And Spa

The Best Western Park Hall Hotel & Spa is in a simply stunning setting. The Hotel is nestled in over 100 acres of beautiful Lancashire countryside, located in Chorley, between Preston & Wigan.

Rooms at this hotel

Hotel Gallery

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The Local Area

Included Excursions

Full Day: Quarry Bank and Botany Bay

Excursion to Quarry Bank. Discover the daily grind of the workers, from the clattering noise of the looms to the peaceful, rhododendron filled garden of the mill owners. Learn more about the pauper children in Apprentice House at one of Britain's most complete industrial heritage sites. We call at Botany Bay on our return to the hotel.

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Full Day: Southport

Join us as we travel through pretty Lytham St Annes on our way to the bustling seaside resort of Southport. Boasting the second longest pier in Britain and a popular promenade, Southport retains an air of Victorian elegance.


Full Day: Taste of Lancashire

Excursion enjoying a Taste of Lancashire. We’ll visit the Cheese Shop at Dewlay, take a guided tour and tasting at Lancaster Brewery, and a delightful cruise along the Lancaster Canal with a traditional Lancashire hot pot lunch on board with all the trimmings! We also take a scenic tour of beautiful Bowland.