Ribble Valley Fun Day Coach Tour

Ribble Valley Fun Day Explorer Coach Tour

The Ribble Valley, to many, is a hidden gem and a wonderful place for discovery and exploration.

Her majesty Queen Elizabeth II is widely reported to have said that she could quite easily make her home in the Ribble Valley. She owns a large part of it and insists that all farms on her estate have the Royal Crest on their gates.

The Explorer Tour starts in the historic market town of Clitheroe famous for its history, ghosts, legends and many colourful local characters.

Options include an opportunity to visit the towns’ 12th century Norman Castle, Museum, Gift Shop and Atrium Café.

A gentle stroll through the town’s central shopping area gives the opportunity of visiting our locally famous sausage shop and our nationally renowned vintners to name but a few.

Lunch can be taken in one of Clitheroe’s fine establishments, or if requested, lunches can be booked at the award winning Calf’s Head restaurant in Worston village a short distance away. The choice is yours!

Following lunch we start to explore the Ribble Valley crossing into the old West Riding of Yorkshire. Driving through stunning countryside and passing by the Hamlet of Bashall Eaves, scene of one of Scotland Yards’ most famous unsolved murders, you will hear the story as we advance over the river Hodder past Cromwell's 1648 pack horse bridge.

The magnificent towers of the 14th Century Jesuit College at Stonyhurst come in to view. Described as the Eton of the North, it is regarded as one of the United Kingdom’s finest schools. You will hear stories of the famous ex pupils including J.R Tolkien, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Oscar winning actor Sir Charles Laughton. The college also boasts seven Victoria Cross recipients.

Our journey continues through the Forest of Bowland, an area of outstanding natural beauty, with panoramic views of the Lancashire countryside. On a clear day you may catch a glimpse of the Blackpool tower and the Snowdonia mountain range.

Our next destination is the remote village of Chipping, passing Lancashire’s most haunted Inn, The Sun Inn, and its ghostly resident. We enter into the Lower Ribble Valley and head towards the Village of Dunsop Bridge, the centre of the United Kingdom. We then continue to the village of Newton in Bowland and conclude our tour in Slaidburn for afternoon tea at the Riverbank Tea Rooms. You can also take a stroll on the village green before boarding the coach for the return journey to your hotel or home destination.

Coaches can be booked via Top Hat Tours for private parties.
Prices for individual coach companies for this tour £120.00
Please call 07879 231705, email or use our contact page for a quote.

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


Fun Day

Market Place Clitheroe Clitheroe Castle Keep Pack Horse Bridge Stonyhurst Jesuit College Stonyhurst Chipping Village