Haunted Inns Coach Tour

The Haunted Inns of the Ribble Valley

The Ribble Valley is an area of outstanding beauty and has some of the United Kingdom’s most picturesque villages.

Villages, for many centuries, have had the village pub at the heart of the community.

This tour of Haunted Inns takes you to exceptional and historical Inns, which have many stories behind them, not just ghostly, but stories of heroes, villains and heart-rending grief.

Simon Entwistle

This is a story telling tour, where you can have a drink in each inn and settle down for a series of stories from the historic past.

The tour starts at 10:30, we board our coach or mini bus in Clitheroe and make are way to of Downham village and the Assheton Arms public house. The village boasts the backdrop of the majestic Pendle Hill, where, if the weather is suitable we can gather outside for stories of witches’ curses, and the thrilling tale of the Kings shilling.

From Downham we make are way through Clitheroe and continue over the River Ribble to Bashall Eaves and the historical Red Pump Inn. Here you will learn of the unsolved Bashall Eaves murder in 1934 and the tales of past Royal Air Force gallantry.

We then head to our oldest Inn, the Hark to Bounty, situated in Slaidburn built in 1726. We will go upstairs to the old law courts. Here in the courtroom you can hear spine tingling stories of murderers Grace and Isabella Isherwood and the tragic story of Emily Holland.

From here we make our way for a bite to eat at the Inn at Whitewell, owned by her Majesty Queen Elizabeth. This fascinating Inn has a collection of stories to enthral you, including the United Kingdom’s greatest race horse sting, the story of Kettledrum.

We board our coach and visit Lancashire’s most haunted Inn, the 1758 Sun Inn, Chipping. It’s here where we visit the grave of Lizzie dean and hear her story inside the old Inn, and of her many sightings through the years.

The tour will then make the journey back to Clitheroe. In some cases due to functions at the some of the above inns we will visit the Swan and Royal, Clitheroe and the De Lacy Arm, Whalley, both full of stories and intrigue.

Ribble Valley Haunted Inns Tour begins at 10.30am & finishes at 4.30pm in Clitheroe.
Haunted Inns Tour price is £35.00 per adult to cover coach hire.
You must be over 18 years old for this tour.
Please call 07879 231705, email or use our contact page for a quote.

The Haunted inns Tour is ideal not only for groups, but for office parties and indeed Christmas parties, this tour takes place throughout the year.

Tour guide: Mr. Simon Entwistle of Top Hat Tours.

Haunted Inns

Assheton Arm, Downham Red Pump Inn, Bashall Eaves Hark to Bounty, Slaidburn The Inn at Whitewell Sun Inn, Chipping