Devon & Somerset - Steam & Sail
This lovely holiday visits two of the most scenic counties in England - Devon & Somerset. Based in the later in the quirky town of Bridgewater, our holiday includes two nostalgic journey's - one by train and the other by horse - don't worry, you won't need your jodhpur's, you'll simply relax on a canal barge and let the wonderful horse pull the barge along the canal. We'll visit medieval Dunster, the coastal resort of Minehead, the ancient Market town of Tiverton and mythical Glastonbury.
4 Nights, Dinner, bed & breakfast
Journey on the West Somerset Heritage Railway
Horse-drawn Barge trip in Tiverton
Visits to Dunster, Minehead & Glastonbury
PLEASE NOTE: Price is per person and based on two people sharing a twin/double room. Single room supplements and upgrades are not included.
Our day begins with a journey on the longest heritage railway in England - the West Somerset Railway which takes us on a spectacular journey from Bishops Lydeard out towards the sea and finishing our journey at Minehead. The journey takes approx. 1 hour & 20 minutes and passes lovely scenery as we go. Once in Minehead we’ll have a little free time before we re-join our coach and make the short journey to nearby Dunster. This is a wonderfully preserved medieval town with a distinct history.
It’s over the border and into Devon and to the the ancient market town of Tiverton where we begin with a horse-drawn barge trip and watch theworld go by very peacefully along the idyllic Grand Western Canal - a little bit of ‘heaven’ in Devon! We’ll follow this with some free time in Tiverton.
We’ll have a scenic drive through the Polden Hills and enjoy some free time in Glastonbury.
Mercure Bridgewater * * * *
A 4-star quirky hotel conveniently set in the heart of the historic town. All bedrooms are en-suite with TV, telephone, Wi-Fi, hairdryer, iron/ironing board and tea/coffee making facilities. Lift, bar, MPW restaurant and fitness centreBack to top