�One night dinner bed & breakfast
Not a real village but an unusual and popular collection of converted 18th century farmhouses. Facilities include: Courtyard Restaurant; Courtyard Bar; Drop Inn Pub; Tea Shop; a variety of shops in an attractive courtyard setting; spa facilities including indoor swimming pool & fitness centre; Lift serves some bedrooms and ground floor rooms are available on request
Depart your local joining point and travel to Rawtenstall for 1140 hours rail journey to Bury on the East Lancs Railway. Rejoin the coach for the short transfer to the Olympus Restaurant for a fish and chip lunch with tea/coffee included. After lunch we transfer to the Bolton Steam Museum. The museum is on the old Atlas Mills site in Bolton and displays around 30 stationary steam engines that used to provide power in the textile mills of the north of England. Larger engines include a giant 40 ton 'McNaughted' beam engine; a very rare 1840 twin-beam engine and a unique 'non-dead-centre' vertical engine built by Musgraves of Bolton. Please note that the engines will not be running in steam, however about 6 of the engines on display are on electric motor drive, and you will be able to see them in motion. From the museum we continue to our hotel for dinner and overnight accommodation.
After breakfast we make our way to Manchester and the Museum of Science and Industry. Experience the sights and sounds of the cotton mills in the Textiles Gallery, marvel at one of the world’s largest collections of working steam engines in the Power Hall, and take a trip down memory lane to visit the recreated living rooms of the 1930’s and 1950’s. After our visit we continue homeward.