Bespoke Paignton 5 Days - Esplanade Hotel
- Duration: 5 days
- Board Basis: Half Board
- Tour Ref: D2TALF5147EC
- Travel Type: Coach
A classic seaside resort with a small historic fishing port, Paignton offers all the traditional seaside attractions such as the pier, theatre and promenade. Paignton was also the home town of Agatha Christie, and Isaac Singer of sewing machine fame.
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Day 1 - Outward Travel
Day 2 - Full Day - Salcombe & Totnes
Salcombe is a pretty port town that was once a major port for the fruit trade./nLooking from Salcombe over the water is the village of East Portlemouth, accessible by ferry./nIt is believed that Lord Tennyson's famous poem "Crossing the Bar" was inspired by a visit to Salcombe during the 19th century./nThis unique and charming market town sits in the heart of South Devon and has an international reputation for its lively and diverse community./nThe first authenticated history of Totnes was when King Edward the Elder fortified it in AD 907, although according to legend Totnes was the landing place of Brutus of Troy./nTotnes offers an exceptional range of small independent retailers, plenty of museums and many galleries. A visit to Totnes is not complete without a visit to the Brutus Stone./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Today is left free to allow for relaxing in the hotel or exploring the local area. /nDon't hesitate to enquire with the hotel reception regarding local attractions and travel options.
Day 4 - Buckfast Abbey Half Day
A living monastic community situated on the southern edge of Dartmoor./nThe Abbey (free entry) is famous for its tonic wine, made from French mistelle and Devonian herbs./nThe whole site was rebuilt by French Benedictines, exiled fom France during the Third Republic./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
In a prime position overlooking Paignton beach and only a few minutes from the town centre, the Esplanade’s en-suite guest rooms include TV and hairdryer. The hotel’s restaurant serves a delicious, varied menu.