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Longridge Fell, Forest of Bowland & Ribble Valley

Ribble Valley

Mon 26th- Fri 30th Spetember 2022: A 5 Day Luxury Traveller Escorted Coach Holiday to Longridge Fell, Forest of Bowland & the Ribble Valley with Johnsons Coaches

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Monday 26th- Friday 30th September 2022


Making a welcome return in 2022 we are delighted to be able to feature a tour to the glorious Gibbon Bridge Hotel – Ideally located for exploring the highlights of Lancashire and uncovering its wonderful local heritage. Privately owned, this 30 bedroomed 4-star country hotel is in the heart of the Ribble Valley, nestling in 23 acres of beautiful gardens surrounded by the Forest of Bowland – an area of rugged, unspoilt countryside in rural Lancashire.


Look What's Included:

  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Luxury Traveller Coach with ‘First Class’ seating & legroom

  • Fully reclining seats with calf supports

  • Complimentary on board hot and cold drinks

  • Free WiFi and USB charging points

  • Complimentary gift bag

  • 4 nights half board

  • 1 Hotel light lunch

  • Entrances to Samlesbury Hall (Guided Tour), Browsholme Hall, Leighton Hall (Inc light refreshments), Bashall Barn & Clitheroe Castle Museum

Not included: 4 lunches




Travelling north we visit Samlesbury Hall, a fabulous half-timbered black and white medieval house built in 1325. A guided tour takes us around and brings its history to life. From here it’s a short drive to our hotel located in the Lancashire Fells for our 4-night stay.


The interior décor and flower arrangements at the Gibbon Bridge are always a major talking point and today, after breakfast, we have a talk and flower arranging demonstration. After included morning coffee we then meet the Head Gardener for a tour of the hotel’s magnificent gardens. Following an included light lunch, we enjoy an afternoon visit to Browsholme Hall, the ancestral home of the Parkers, Bowbearers of the Forest of Bowland since Tudor times. Enjoy the Hall’s magnificent architecture, fabulous interiors and antique furnishings – the ‘jewel in the crown’ of the Forest of Bowland and a real hidden gem.


Today we visit Morecambe followed by an afternoon tour of Leighton Hall to gain a fascinating insight in to the story of the famous Lancashire furniture making dynasty; the Gillow family. Wander through the spectacular grounds and witness breathtaking displays from trained birds of prey. (Refreshments included).


Visit Bashall Barns – an extensively stocked farm shop where you can buy fresh local produce in a fantastic rural location. Next, we continue to Clitheroe Castle Museum, which stands high on Castle Hill and has dominated Clitheroe’s skyline for over 800 years. It tells the story of Clitheroe and its surrounding area: the formation of the land 350 million years ago; the people who have lived in the area – their work, their homes; and legends and folklore.


Our homeward journey includes a visit to the fashionable seaside resort of Southport, before returning home during the evening.

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4* Gibbon Bridge Hotel, Chipping, Forest of Bowland

One of Lancashire’s finest hotels with luxury bedrooms and a stylish restaurant with fine views of the award-winning gardens and Longridge Fell. Privately owned by Janet Simpson for over 30 years, the original family farm has been lovingly converted into an award-winning hotel. Today, it is a unique place to visit and exudes a very special atmosphere. The hotel comprises 30 individually appointed spacious rooms; a large number of which are split level suites with their own private lounges, bedrooms and ensuites, each individually designed. The restaurant sources all its produce locally not only from local suppliers but from its own kitchen gardens and onsite bakery. The gardens and views from the terrace, conservatory and restaurant are stunning throughout the year. The large comfortable lounge bar with a roaring open fire offers a welcome retreat on a wet afternoon. Mobility Grade: 3 – Locality & Hotel are generally level. A few isolated steps throughout but a lift is available.


Please note that many rooms are split-level which involves a full flight of stairs from your bedroom to your private en-suite or internal lounge area. Any customers with limited mobility should discuss their room options at the time of booking.


Duration, Departure Dates & Prices

Mon 26th- Fri 30th September 2022

Luxury Traveller Tour

4 Night Escorted Tour

£799 Per Person


Departure Time: 8:30am

Tour returns: 6.30pm



Single Supplement: £40 | Holiday Insurance: £31

This departure includes the £5 per person per day ‘Luxury Traveller’ Coach supplement.

(All prices are per person & are for the entire tour).

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