West Country Cider, Gardens & Canal - Mon 30th Aug 2021
- Duration: 5 Days
- Product code: PGTD1K
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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.
Fun excursion today as we head for the excellent Sheppy’s House of Cider near Taunton where we have included a tour of the farm including a walk in the orchards, a visit to one of the vat houses, the press house and much more including (of course) a tasting! Afterwards we pass the Quantock Hills on the way to the pretty, historic town of Dunster. Find somewhere nice for lunch before we head back with a scenic drive over Exmoor – returning for free time in Tiverton.
After breakfast we head to nearby Knightshayes Court – a wonderful National Trust Victorian gothic mansion with lovely gardens. Time here to explore and have lunch before we head back to Tiverton where we board an authentic horse-drawn canal boat for a memorable 2 ½ hour trip along the Grand Western Canal. Entrance & boat fare included. NT members - £10 discount.
A 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.
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 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.