Costal Devon - Steam

Castle & Gardens

8th - 12th July 2020

Ilfracombe is arguably the premier holiday resort in North Devon, set amongst the breath taking scenery of Exmoor and the North Devon coastline, nestling in the hills and cliffs of Capstone and Hillsborough.

En-route we will enjoy a ride on the country’s longest steam railway, the West Somerset Steam Railway from Bishops Lydiard to Minehead, where we will stop for some lunch.

Our first full day excursion starts with a visit to Clovelly, an historic fishing vil-lage which has been in private ownership for the last 400 years, with traffic free streets allowing a calm reflection of the days when speed, noise and stress were not what they are today. We then move on to Hartland Abbey & Gardens, a pre-reformation monastery building dating from the 1100s and home to 50 acres of grounds, including the beautiful 18th century Walled and Woodland gardens.

After a free day to enjoy some time at leisure in Ilfracombe we will then travel to Bideford, an historic port town situated on the estuary of the River Torridge with one of the longest medieval bridges in England, where you will have time to ex-plore and enjoy some lunch. In the afternoon we will visit RHS Rosemoor Gardens. Nestled in the Torridge Valley, Rosemoor is an enchanting place to visit in every season and the iconic Hot Garden dazzles with vibrant colours in summer .

Our return journey will include a visit to Dunster Castle

Tour price includes:-
• 4 Nights half board at the Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe
• Single journey on the West Somerset Steam Railway
• Excursion to Bideford
• Entry to RHS Rosemoor Gardens
• Excursion and entry to Clovelly and Hartland Abbey & Gardens
• Entry to Dunster Castle
• Porterage

Your Hotel - The Imperial Hotel, Ilfracombe
The hotel is superbly situated in one of the best positions in Ilfracombe on the level overlooking the Landmark Theatre and sea, near the shops and a short walk from the harbour. There is an attractive cosy bar, extensive lounge areas, an entertainment area with dance floor where there is entertainment most eve-nings and free Wi Fi in public areas. All bedrooms have tea/coffee making fa-cilities, internal telephones, hair dryer, TV with radio channels and are en-suite with WC and bath/shower. A lift serves most rooms.

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Deposit £40 per person plus £32.50 holiday insurance (includes Insurance Premium Tax at 20%) if required