Jewel Of The North Devon Coast - Ilfracombe
Framed by precipitous cliffs, elegant townhouses, golf greens and a promenade strung with twinkling lights, it's a place that might seem pickled in a bygone age. But look beneath the surface and you'll find there's another side to Ilfracombe – it's a favourite hang-out for the artist Damien Hirst, who's added a controversial statue to the seafront, and it's now home to some top-notch eateries. Ilfracombe more than deserves a look.
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 - Head south west to your hotel in Ilfracombe stopping for refreshments en-route. 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast.
Days 2-4 - At leisure in Ilfracombe with one included excursion.
INCLUDED EXCURSION - Barnstaple & Bideford
North Devon's premier town, Barnstaple, offers colourful history, great restaurants, fabulous shopping, independent boutique shops and the Pannier Market where local food producers sell their delicious delicacies. Bideford slopes upward from its broad river tide and has hardly changed in the last 150 years.
OPTIONAL EXCURSION - Exmoor Drive & Medieval Dunster (£15 pp)
Scenic drive through the magnificent Exmoor National Park with its unique open moorland, ancient wooded valleys and stunning Heritage Coast. Arrive at medieval Dunster in the sweeping hills of the national park. Dunster has a wealth of historic buildings, from the National Trust's 11th century Castle (Entrance not included) to the Old Yarn Market in the middle of the High Street.
Day 5 - Return homewards stopping off for refreshments en-route to arrive back at your local joining points early to mid-evening.Back to top
Osborne Hotel, Ilfracombe
Family run hotel, centrally located close to all of the town's amenities
All bedrooms have TV and tea / coffee making facilities
In house entertainment each night
Lift to most (but not all) floors