North Devon Beautiful Coast - Mon 22nd April 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PGSTMR
A superb value holiday, enjoying some of the finest scenery to be had, anywhere in Britain. The dramatic, rugged coastline of the North Devon Coast, where the cliffs seem to dive in to the sea is quite stunning - on a clear day you can see over to South Wales. There are some terrific excursion destinations to explore, all with lovely countryside to see on route. We stay in the centre of Ilfracombe, a town which has received a noticeable boost in the last few years largely credited to the arrival of artist, Damian Hirst who lives nearby. His giant 20 metre sculpture, Verity, has led to several galleries in the town and some lovely restaurants, bars and cafes around the authentic fishing harbour.
Departing your local pick-up point in the morning (approx. 8.30am), we travel to Ilfracombe stopping for lunch before arriving mid/late afternoon.
Lovely day out with a National Trust property (£10 discount for members). We head first to Arlington Court, a delightful house set in extensive parkland with lovely gardens including peacocks! Time here to enjoy your surroundings including the excellent carriage museum - one of the largest collections in the country. Lovely place and entrance included. We continue from here with a scenic journey to Lynmouth - a lovely spot on the seafront.
Short excursion to Barnstaple. The largest town in North Devon with an amazing history - still a thriving centre with a traditional Pannier Market and good shopping.
Lovely excursion to RHS Rosemoor Gardens. These superb gardens are set out over 65 acres with a variety of different temperate zones to discover. Enjoy a bite to eat in one of the cafes - always proved to be a popular destination. Entrance fee included. Afterwards we stop in the town of Bideford, beautifully located on the River Torridge - enjoy the views and grab a drink. RHS Member discount - £10.
We head home with a lunch stop on route. Arriving back in the local area around 3.00/4.00pm.
Meal Plan - Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
This friendly family run hotel is in the centre of Ilfracombe, just a few minutes level walk to the shops and harbour. Enjoy a drink or bite to eat in the cafe/bars around the harbour or why not take a pleasure cruise along the dramatic coast or over to Lundy Island - subject to timetable. The hotel enjoys excellent reviews – particularly the customer service offered by the staff . In the evening have some fun in the Bar Lounge with a variety of entertainment during our stay. All rooms are comfortably furnished with en-suite bathroom, TV, Tea/coffee making and hairdryer. In the ground floor restaurant you will be treated to a 5 course dinner with choice of menu and Full English Breakfast. Passenger lift to all rooms.
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