North Devon Beautiful Coast - Mon 23rd Sept 2019
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PBSB90
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 excursion today visiting nearby Barnstaple. The largest town in North Devon with an amazing history - still a thriving centre with a traditional Pannier Market and good shopping. Time here before we head to the new Quince Honey Farm – includes guided tour and honey tasting! Entrance included.
After breakfast enjoy lovely countryside as we visit the charming town of Lynton – head on down to Lynmouth on the water powered cliff railway. Plenty of time here to enjoy these unspoilt historic towns and soak in the clifftop views – stunning. On our way back to the hotel we stop and have included a trip on the Lynton & Barnstaple narrow gauge railway which travels above the wonderful Heddon Valley. Perfect end to the day!
Free day today with time in Ilfracombe. Plenty to see around town – stroll down to the quay and enjoy a coffee or bite to eat or why not take the wonderful MS Oldenburg over to beautiful Lundy Island. Scheduled to be running at the time of writing.
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 where you can enjoy a drink or bite to eat in one of the cafe/bars.
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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