Devon Cities & Dartmoor 5 Days - Metropole Hotel
Torquay is one of Britain's most famous resorts, situated at the heart of 22 miles of unspoilt coastline, often referred to as the "English Riviera". It has a mild climate, sparkling blue waters and in its beautiful public gardens you will see subtropical plants and palm trees. Torquay has something to offer everyone: by day you can relax on one of the clean sandy beaches, explore the bustling harbour and marina and the excellent shops or if you are feeling more active there are lovely walks, or activities such as sailing, bowls, golf or fishing. By night you'll be spoilt for choice: there are theatres, night clubs, cabarets and discothèques and of course you'll see the lights illuminating the promenade reflected across the beautiful bay. The many local attractions include Paignton Zoo, Babbacombe Model Village, Kent's Cavern, Torbay Steam Railway and Cockington thatched village. Torquay’s harbour-side has recently been redeveloped and features Living Coasts, a fascinating wildlife attraction adjacent to the Regina Hotel.
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 - Exmouth & Sidmouth
Devon's original coastal resort has an excellent local museum and Blue Plaque Trail./nNelson, Shelly, Byron and Raleigh all visited Exmouth for rest and inspiration./nManor Park Gardens are well kept with spectacular decorative borders, a café and occasional entertainment. /nRegular visitors to this select resort included Princess Victoria before she became Queen. /nAn interesting local museum (free entry) nestles amid the Regency architecture. /nConnaught Gardens are famed for their year-round floral displays and clifftop views./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 - Plymouth & Buckfast Abbey
This historic naval city was the departure point of the Pilgrim fathers, James Cook and Charles Darwin./nAttractions include Gin Distillery tours, National Marine Aquarium (entry fees apply) and Royal Willam Yard./nHistoric Sutton Harbour is home to the Arts Centre and the Barbican Theatre with its striking Lenkiewicz mural./nA 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
(Formerly the Cavendish Hotel - Part of the Leisureplex group from 31st July 2019). The Metropole Hotel in Torquay is the newest Leisureplex Hotel, which features a bar, extensive lobby lounge, and a large entertainment rooms. The bright, airy dining room serves the full Leisureplex menu plus our Chef's nightly specials. A variety of evening entertainment is provided in the spacious entertainment lounge. All 96 guest bedrooms are en-suite and feature Freeview TV and tea/coffee making facilities. Seaview rooms are available at a supplement.