Bideford & Clovelly 5 Days - Durrant House Hotel
Bideford’s historic quayside was once amongst the busiest in England. Today it is a relaxing town, with many reminders of its maritime heritage. Tintagel, also known as Trevena, is a place of legend, reputedly the birthplace of King Arthur. Today it is a busy village surrounded by dramatic coastal landscapes. A highlight of the tour is the delightfully preserved private village of Clovelly, with its single cobbled street, as well as offering an insight into the creation of beautiful crystal glass at Torrington.
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 - Clovelly & Great Torrington
Clovelly (entrance included in the tour cost) is a privately owned perfect Devon village which oozes charm as thick as clotted cream./nThe museum, donkey stables, lifeboat station and many historic buildings are open to visitors./nA shuttle service is available to take you from the harbour to the White Rails at a small charge./nDuring the Civil War, the church was a Cromwellian prison and gunpowder store. In 1646 it was accidentally blown up along with 200 prisoners and then rebuilt in 1651. /nTorrington Heritage Museum has some fascinating exhibits and it aims to reflect the diverse history of this ancient market town./nThe Pannier Market was built in 1842 and refurbished in 1999. It features shops, workshops and a cafe. There is also a general market on Thursdays and Saturdays. /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 - Bude & Tintagel
Bude is a small town which has been named as the Best UK Coastal Resort for two consecutive years (2015 & 2016)./nVast expanses of clean, golden, sandy beaches, often backed by rugged cliffs, have captivated the imagination of visitors over the centuries./nA unique waterway, Bude Canal was originally created for transporting lime rich sand to local farms. /nSet high on the rugged North Cornwall coast, Tintagel is steeped in myths and mystery and is believed to be the birthplace of King Arthur./nNestling among the modern buildings of Tintagel high street, the old post office is a 14th-century yeoman's farmhouse with a famously wavy roof (entry fees apply)./nBuilt half on the mainland and half on a headland projecting into the Cornish sea, Tintagel Castle is one of the most spectacular historic sites in Britain (entry fees apply)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Durrant House Hotel
Situated on the outskirts of the historical old port of Bideford with views over the Torridge estuary to the sandy beaches of Instow. This large hotel is the former home of Sir Richard Goodwin Keats, famous seaman and former confidant to King William IV. It has been greatly extended and developed and now provides 125 bedrooms.