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Lytham, Blackpool & Pendle Witches

Lytham, Blackpool & Pendle Witches

The trials of the Pendle witches in 1612 are among the most famous witch trials in English history, and some of the best recorded of the 17th century. The twelve accused lived in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, and were charged with the murders of ten people by the use of witchcraft. Of the twelve who went to trial nine women and two men were found guilty and executed by hanging; one was found not guilty.


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Your Itinerary

Monday 15th: We head north to St. Anne’s via Southport, noted for its sandy beaches and many golf courses. Its elegant town centre provides an array of shops to browse.

Tuesday 16th: We travel across country to one of Lancashire’s famous mills. Here we meet our local guide who will take us on a scenic drive around the Pendle country whilst telling us the dark tale of the Pendle Witches. We return to Oswaldtwistle Mill for a little shopping time or to visit one of the cafes for a spot of lunch. We continue into the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, and the Trough, a dramatic, narrow valley which winds through the lovely countryside villages high into the Bowland Fells with panoramic views and breathtaking scenery. We stop at Guy’s Thatched Hamlet on the Lancaster Canal where we enjoy a delicious cream tea on Owd Nell’s Tavern before returning to the hotel for dinner.

Wednesday 17th: We travel to Blackpool for free time in this fabulous seaside resort. We have included an early Afternoon Tea at the Tower Ballroom with the remainder of the day at leisure to explore. We return to Lytham in the late afternoon.

Thursday 18th: Our tour of the Lake District begins as we travel firstly to the pretty village of Grasmere with time if you wish to visit Wordsworth’s museum and also Dove Cottage, his home from 1799 to 1808, the years of his supreme work as a poet. We continue to Bowness, the ‘heart’ of the Lake District with every sort of shop you can imagine as well as many cafes and restaurants. Whilst here you may like to take a cruise on Lake Windermere.

Friday 19th: This morning is at leisure in Lytham and St. Annes-on-Sea. These dual seaside towns are nestled along a picturesque stretch of coastline lined with well-tended lawns, a boating lake and pretty parks. Enjoy expansive sandy beach, Victorian pier, historic windmill and stylish independent shops. We leave St. Anne’s early afternoon

The Inn on the Prom Hotel, St Anne’s on Sea ★★★

Ideally situated overlooking the Irish sea, this elegant hotel is one of Lancashire’s premier venues. All rooms are en-suite with telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and tea & coffee making facilities. There is a lift to all floors. Leisure facilities include an indoor pool, Jacuzzi and gym.

Your Tour Includes

  • All Travel by Executive Coach
  • 4 Nights Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
  • Guide for Pendle Witch Tour
  • Entrance to Blackpool Tower with Afternoon Tea
  • Cream Tea at Owd Nell’s Tavern
  • 2 Nights Live Entertainment
  • Porterage
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