Exeter Cathedral & River Exe Boat Trip - Cavendish
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 - Full Day - Exeter with Cathedral Guided Tour and River Exe Boat Trip
The city is famous for its cathedral, with long vaulted ceilings, astronomical clock and minstrel's gallery./nHistory and art lovers will also enjoy the Royal Albert Memorial Museum & Gallery (free admission)./nTake a rest at the Ship Inn, which Drake used to frequent./nThe cathedral's experienced guides lead us on a 60min tour exploring the cathedral building and the personalities who helped shape it./nWe enjoy a scenic boat trip along the Exe estuary from Topsham to Exmouth./nInformative commentary brings to life the many interesting sights on the river's banks./nA large sand-spit at the river's mouth ensures the waters here are generally calm./n
Day 3 - Day at Leisure
Day 4 - Full Day - As seen on ITV's Broadchurch - a visit to Bridport & West Bay
Bridport and West Bay are gateways to the Jurassic Coast and are also important locations in the TV drama Broadchurch/nBridport's wide streets were once filled with rope and twine being twisted in great lengths./nThe restored old town hall is free to look around./nIn West Bay we find many Broadchurch locations including the the folly on West Quay which doubles as Broadchurch Police Station. /nFans of the show might also recognise the former Methodist Church (Sea Brigade Hall) and amusement arcade (newspaper office)./n
Day 5 - Return Travel
This delightful hotel is wonderfully situated on the level seafront overlooking Exmouth's fine golden sands, a few minutes' walk from the shops. The Cavendish Hotel has 81 rooms each with central heating and a private bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, hair dryer, internal telephone and TV with radio channels. The ballroom has a dance floor and hosts entertainment most evenings. Free WiFi in public areas. Lift serves most rooms except 4th floor (a few stairs to some rooms on split level floors). The Cavendish Hotel is a popular choice for sightseers who enjoy coach holidays to Exmouth.