Trips Type 
 Castles & Gardens 
 Concerts & Shows 
 For the Kids! 
 Scenic Days 
 Seaside Specials 
 Shopping & Markets 
 Special Events 
 
 


   
Bury & East Lancashire Railway 
 

We begin the day in Bury visiting on market day. After some leisure time we head to Bury Railway Station to board the East Lancashire Railway to Rawtenstall.

 

 
 


   
Buxton & Cruise with Festive Lunch 
 

On this wonderful day-trip to the heart of the Peak District, you’ll be able to explore a truly surprising town, before heading off on a river-cruise with a delicious festive lunch.

Buxton is a charming town, which had been attracting visitors since the 14th century! The magnificent Georgian and Victorian architecture is testament to the town’s heritage as a Spa town, noted for its clear spring water. The gorgeous Crescent, which houses the Natural Baths, and is located on the site of the original Roman Baths, was built in 1780, and is an elegant remnant of a time when ‘taking the waters’ was popular among the wealthy. Somewhat surprisingly, Buxton also has a connection to a doomed Royal figure – Mary Queen of Scots stayed at the Old Hall Hotel in 1573, when she was being held captive on the orders of Queen Elizabeth I. There’s so much more to Buxton than meets the eye, and you’re sure to have a wonderful time exploring before you head to Whaley Bridge, where you’ll board the Judith Mary and be able to relax on a 2-hour cruise, enjoying the wonderful scenery while indulging in a delicious hot roast turkey sandwiches served with roast potatoes, pigs in blankets, stuffing and jugs of gravy followed by mince pies and cream.

 

 
 


   
Chester Lunch Cruise 
 

After a morning departure from your local pickup point we make our way to Chester arriving midday at the Mill Hotel. Moored outside the hotel is the restaurant cruiser, our vessel for the next few hours. Once onboard a delicious three course meal is served. Dine in comfort and watch the landscape float by as you travel through locks and tunnels along the Shropshire Union Canal. You will have a little free time in the afternoon for shopping and sightseeing before rejoining the coach for the return journey home.

 

 
 


   
Chorley Market & Barton Grange 
 

Chorley is famous for its markets, which date back to 1498 - the most popular market day in the Lancashire town is Tuesday.

There are two main markets in Chorley. Chorley covered market, which makes up the heart of the town and operates five days a week and Chorley’s Tuesday market, which is now located along the streets of Chorley town centre. The Tuesday market sees everyone’s favourite stalls lining Fazakerley ​​Street, Chapel Street, New Market Street, Cleveland Street and the bottom half of High Street every Tuesday. Traditionally, this market was held on the Flat Iron (sometimes known locally as the 'Cattle Market'),

They have more than 150 stalls and is a great day out.

Barton Grange Garden Centre - If ever a Garden Centre had the ‘wow factor’, this is it! With stunning indoor displays and superb all-weather plant area, you’ll find ideas, inspiration and lots of advice from friendly gardening experts.

With a Farm Shop, Cook Shop, fabulous food and lots of free parking, all surrounded by lovely Lancashire countryside, Barton Grange Garden Centre is a great day out.

 
 


   
Harrogate 
 

Harrogate Set in the heart of Yorkshire, the Harrogate District is one of the most spectacular areas of England with attractive towns and villages, imposing historic houses, castles, abbeys, beautiful countryside and a host of other natural and man-made attractions. Expect exquisite gardens, beautiful parks, handsome tree-lined boulevards and a chance to lose yourself in the vibrant charm and elegance of this North Yorkshire destination.

 

 
 


   
Matlock 
 

Matlock, the county town of Derbyshire, is a former spa town situated at a sharp bend in the River Derwent, where it turns south to carve its way through the ridge of limestone which bars its route towards Derby. The modern town is divided neatly into two: the main town radiating out from the river crossing opposite the railway station and Matlock Bath spread out along the gorge to the south. Whereas Matlock itself seems solid and Victorian with neat stone houses going in rows up the hill, the Bath has a more frivolous air. Overlooking it all is the gigantic folly that is Riber Castle, built in the 1860s by the same John Smedley who constructed the Hydro.

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Mystery Day Excursion 
 

North, East, South or west? Seaside, market town or country drive? let us choose your destination. Your destination will remain a surprise, but we are sure that you will have an enjoyable day out at a mystery location. 

 
 


   
Skipton & Canal Cruise 
 

As the gateway to the magnificent Yorkshire Dales, people travel the length and breadth of the country to visit this charming market town. With its famous 900 year old castle, romantic ruined priory and historic cobbled High Street, Skipton is endlessly rich both in history and outstanding natural beauty.

 
 
 
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