The Pendle Witch Weekend
A MUST-DO EXPERIENCE!
Follow in the footsteps of the infamous Pendle Witches, visiting all of the sites connected to them!
Fri 10th Nov - Sun 12th Nov 2023
Your Pendle Witches Eerie Escape includes:
2 nights BED, BREAKFAST & 3 COURSE EVENING MEAL at the historic Grade II listed Oaks Hotel & Leisure Spa
PSYCHIC NIGHT with After Dinner readings from several Psychic Mediums
PARANORMAL INVESTIGATION at the Oaks Hotel
3 villages WITCH TRAIL TOUR with Historian Simon Entwistle
LUNCH at the PENDLE INN
Visit to the GRAVE OF ALICE NUTTER and the world famous 'Witches Galore' Shop
PARANORMAL EXPERIMENTS on Pendle Hill at the foundations of MALKIN TOWER
COACH TRAVEL between locations
FREE TIME to enjoy the spa facilities, relax or explore the area
Immerse yourself in the world of the infamous Lancashire witches, absorb their stories as we walk in their footsteps and attempt to make contact with their restless spirits.
Who were the Pendle Witches?
Back in the 17th century, one of the most famous witch trials occurred in the area around Pendle Hill in Lancashire, England.
Twelve people had been accused of witchcraft, eleven of whom were found guilty. Six of the accused witches were from two rival families – the Demdike family and the Chattox family, both headed by old, poverty stricken widows – Elizabeth Southerns (aka “Old Demdike”) and Anne Whittle (“Mother Chattox”). Old Demdike had been known in the area for over fifty years as a witch. The village knew that she has “magical abilities” to make herbal potions and medicine which wasn’t such a strange or unorthodox thing before the book of King James I. However a fateful meeting between 18 year old Alizon Device and a pedlar named John Law would see Pendle go down in history for it's witchcraft.
Your weekend will begin on Friday when you arrive at the beautiful grade II listed Oaks Hotel in Burnley.
This former Victorian mansion sits in 4 acres of grounds and boasts many original features yet its modern facilities, including extensive spa and leisure suite, make this one of Lancashire’s most individual hotels.
Set amongst the iconic Lancashire countryside the Oaks Hotel is the perfect base for our Pendle Witch weekend.
With views straight out to Pendle Hill, you would be forgiven for thinking that you have arrived at a stately home on approach to this beautiful old building with it's grand entrance, ornate ceilings, original fireplaces, sweeping oak staircase and beautiful stained glass windows. Here you will find yourself in a place offering the elegance of a bygone era.
During our stay guests will have free use of the hotels spa and leisure facilities including swimming pool, sauna, steam room, whirlpools, colour therapy saunas and gym.
At 7pm your group will meet downstairs for a welcome talk and a delicious 3 course meal together after which your tables will be visited by our fabulous Psychic Mediums who will offer readings using a variety of methods including oracle cards.