Our first port of call after leaving Aycliffe is for tea or coffee (provided at no cost to you) at the Inn at Brough, an 18th Century coaching inn. The Inn has been modernised extensively over recent years and provides modern comfort with the facilities you would expect from a modern hotel.
Next stop is Blackpool, the vibrant capital of Lancashire with everything including the Fun of the Fair!
Before you sample Blackpool’s delights, lunch will be served at the impressive Imperial Hotel (at no cost to you):
Carrot and Coriander Soup
Slow Braised Feather Blade Steak of Beef, Herb Suet Dumpling, Roast Potatoes
Lemon Curd & Raspberry Cheesecake with rhubarb coulis
Whilst not everyone’s cup of tea, Blackpool is still one of Britain’s most loved holiday destinations, which should come as no surprise when you think about the huge range of attractions available all year round, as well as the new seafront, world class events and spectacular light shows.
Blackpool still retains the old favourites like Madam Tussaud’s with Mo Farah and iconic Coronation Street couple Jack and Vera Duckworth as well as comperes from Britain’s got talent, Who Wants To Be A Millionaire, X Factor and many more…
Of course, there’s the famous Blackpool Tower; it was refurbished at a cost of £500,000 in 2013 which is £200,000 more than it cost to build in 1894.
Quieter adventurers can appreciate Blackpool’s calmer side by strolling down the renovated South Promenade.
On the way home, we stop at Westmorland Services on the M6 to allow you time to freshen up.