West Country - Steam Train & Canal - Wed 8th May 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PYQZZD
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
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. In the afternoon,
we board an authentic horse-drawn canal boat for a memorable 2 ½ hour trip
along the Grand Western Canal. Includes a delicious Devon Cream Tea and boat
lovely excursion out today as we board the West Somerset Steam Train to
Minehead with beautiful views of the Quantock Hills on one of England’s longest
steam rides. Afterwards we visit Dunster Castle – which we have just seen from
the train! This fantastic NT property sits high with panoramic views over the
Bristol Channel. The castle has existed
here since at least Norman times, with an impressive medieval gatehouse, ruined
tower and wonderful sub-tropical gardens. Entrance & Train included. NT
Member discount - £11
lovely excursion today as we visit RHS Rosemoor. One of the showcase gardens of
the RHS, Rosemoor spans over 65 acres, set in the beautiful Torridge Valley.
There is something for everyone to enjoy with a wide range of different
sections including Lady Anne’s original garden, the Arboretum, the cottage
garden, Woodland Walks and much more including a large gift shop and excellent
café. Includes entrance. RHS Member discount - £11.
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 which lies in the centre of rural Devon. Only a 10 minute walk in to
town, the hotel enjoys a reputation as a friendly destination with high levels
of service – we have been taking groups here successfully for years. With
mature grounds the hotel has 69 spacious bedrooms, a lovely lounge with plenty
of seating and bars.
There is a good choice of menu in the Gallery Restaurant
with a 3 course Carvery with 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.