Glorious Gardens Of Wessex 5 Days - Wessex Hotel
Situated on a dry spot in the Somerset Levels, at the end of the Polden Hills, the village of Street is home to Clarks Shoes. With its own Theatre (Strode Theatre) it has great facilities. It has a vibrant High Street with many shops but is most well known for Clarks Village the original UK Factory Outlet with 90 shops and restaurants.
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 - RHS Rosemoor and Great Torrington
The enchanting Rosemoor Gardens are nestled in the Torridge valley./nThere are many plant varieties to take in, from blossom trees to formal borders./nThe planting is intermingled with sculptural and architectural elements that delight the eye./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
Day 4 - Full Day - Ilfracombe and Arlington Court
Ilfracombe nestles around a harbour as old and as beautiful as any in Britain./nThere are splendid walks along the Coastal Path, or to the famous Tunnel beaches./nArlington Court is a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years./nThe house itself, built in 1823 and extended in 1860, houses an eclectic collection./nThe stables house the National Carriage Museum. /n
Day 5 - Return Travel
Located in the West Country town of Street, the Wessex Hotel offers the perfect base for exploring picturesque Somerset. Rooms are spacious and modern with 24-hour room service. Hotel features include a separate restaurant and attractive bar lounge, fitness centre and terrace.