West Country - Steam Train & Canal - Thu 5th July 2018
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: P0XQHU
Come and discover a beautiful area of the country on our 5 day holiday to Tiverton in the heart of Devon.
This popular holiday has a lovely selection of excursions to enjoy whilst staying in a comfortable hotel with easy access to the centre of town. The town’s position on two rivers has brought the town wealth over the years leaving a legacy including a romantic castle and the idyllic Grand Western Canal. Within easy distance there is a wealth of attractions for the visitor and we have included entrance to some of the best.
Wherever you go you will always be surrounded by the lovely Devon scenery.
Collected from your local pick up point around 9.00am, we travel through the lovely Dorset countryside, stopping for lunch. Arriving in Tiverton mid afternoon.
Free time in the morning and in the afternoon we board an authentic horse-drawn canal boat for a memorable 2 ½ hour trip along the Grand Western Canal. Includes Cream Tea and boat fare.
Mid morning we head for the market town of Bideford in North Devon with time to enjoy this ancient estuary town before heading to superb RHS Rosemoor Gardens (entrance included).
A lovely excursion out today as we board the West Somerset Steam Train to Minehead. Beautiful views of the Quantock Hills on one of England’s longest Steam rides before free time in Minehead. Afternoon coach tour over dramatic Exmoor National Park. (train ride included)
We head home, stopping in the historic town of Wells for lunch before arriving back in the local area around 4.00pm.
Meal plan - Dinner Bed & Breakfast
3* Tiverton Hotel
The popular Tiverton Hotel is in a quiet location of Tiverton, just a 10 minute walk in to town and enjoys a reputation as a friendly destination with high levels of service. With mature grounds the hotel has 69 spacious bedrooms, lovely lounge with plenty of seating and a bar. There is a good choice in the Gallery restaurant with a 3 course Carvery and the emphasis on local produce followed by coffee . All rooms have en suite bathrooms with Colour TV, phone and tea/coffee making facilities. No lift at the hotel but plenty of ground floor rooms available.