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Ilfracombe*, Horse Drawn Cruise & Rhs Garden Rosemoor

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  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TJUS9296

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

UK 2023

PRICE FROM ? £339 per person
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Description

The quiet delights of Devon are on full display on this charming five-day break. Enjoy an inspiring excursion to the beautiful RHS Garden Rosemoor, known for its magical, year-long botanical displays, and step back in time as we journey through the sleepy countryside on a horse-drawn barge cruise. With a visit to the picturesque town of Bideford also included, this relaxing break is a special way to discover the wonders of Devon.

Itinerary

Included Excursions
RHS Garden Rosemoor & Bideford
(full day)
RHS Garden Rosemoor, spanning 65 acres set in the Torridge Valley, is a unique and enchanting place to explore. Here we can admire the Rose Garden, the Fruit and Vegetable Garden and the Exotic Garden, plus many more, all showcasing displays of horticultural excellence. We then enjoy some free time in the historic town of Bideford, situated on the west bank of the River Torridge. Take a stroll along the quay, admire the impressive 16th-century stone bridge, or explore the delightful lanes which offer quirky shops, cafés and restaurants.

Horse-drawn Cruise & Tiverton (full day)
We head to Tiverton to enjoy a unique and delightfully old-fashioned experience, a charming cruise on a horse-drawn barge. This is a lovely chance to take in the sleepy beauty of the mid-Devon countryside on one of the last horse-drawn boats of its kind. During our journey, we listen to tales, anecdotes and historical facts about the Grand Western Canal. We also take some free time to explore Tiverton, a bustling market town.


Optional Excursion
Barnstaple, Woolacombe & Ilfracombe - £13pp (half day)

On our optional excursion we head first to Barnstaple, the capital of north Devon. The town features many fine buildings and attractive streets and is also home to the historic Barnstaple Pannier Market which offers a range of produce, arts and crafts, antiques and collectables.

Afterwards we visit Woolacombe, famed for its three miles of golden sands and regularly recognised as one of the top ten beaches in the world. Blow away the cobwebs with a bracing stroll along the beach, browse the shops or relax in one of the pubs or cafés.

Last but certainly not least, we finish our day at picturesque Ilfracombe, where we enjoy the town’s dramatic sea views, pretty pastel cottages, and historic harbour, where the artist Damien Hurst’s statue Verity stands tall.

Coach Bullets

  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights at the Valley of the Rocks Hotel, Lynton with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to RHS Garden Rosemoor, Bideford & Tiverton
  • Horse-drawn barge cruise on the Grand Western Canal

    Optional excursion to Barnstaple, Woolacombe & Ilfracombe (£13pp)

    *Excursions marked with an (*) within a tour title are optional and at an additional cost.

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  • 4 nights at the Valley of the Rocks Hotel, Lynton with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to RHS Garden Rosemoor, Bideford & Tiverton
  • Horse-drawn barge cruise on the Grand Western Canal

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Hotels with a JG3 rating tend to be a more formal style of hotel, often part of a hotel chain, with a greater range of facilities and services. Bedrooms are a little more spacious and have additional features. Public areas are larger and include lounge seating, a bar and restaurant with good quality food served either buffet style or with waiter service.

Highlights Self Drive Only

  • 4 nights at the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel, Ilfracombe with dinner & breakfast
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Excursions to RHS Garden Rosemoor, Bideford & Tiverton
  • Horse-drawn barge cruise on the Grand Western Canal

    Optional excursion to Barnstaple, Woolacombe & Ilfracombe (£13pp)

    *Excursions marked with an (*) within a tour title are optional and at an additional cost.

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Accommodation

Valley of the Rocks Hotel

The Valley of the Rocks Hotel is located approximately five minutes’ walk from Lynton town centre and is situated in the vicinity of the water-powered Lynton Cliff Funicular Railway. All rooms are ensuite with tea and coffee-making facilities and TV while other hotel facilities include a bar and restaurant.

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