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Ilfracombe, Glorious North Devon & Exmoor Explorer

UK & Ireland
  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI8996

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days


Join us on this wonderful trip to the heart of North Devon. We stay in the popular resort of Ilfracombe which has been welcoming holidaymakers for many years. It is a picturesque seaside favourite sitting amongst the rugged coastline of North Devon with nearby towering cliff tops and Damien Hirst’s Verity statue contrasting with the quaint pastel houses along the seafront. Ilfracombe really has something for everyone with stunning beaches, attractive historic harbour, famous beach tunnels, local restaurants and shops as well as a thriving art gallery scene. Located on the South West Coast Path, this coastal escape promises a perfect blend of relaxation and exploration!

Making the well-located Dilkhusa Grand Hotel as our base, we will have plenty of time to explore the resort itself as well as offering included excursions.

The regions beautiful coastline is renowned for its unique character and spectacular scenery. Discover lush rolling Devon countryside and the wild beauty of Exmoor National Park, as well as the stunning Atlantic Highway into Cornwall with visits to Boscastle and Bude.

Back at the hotel we will enjoy dinner each evening with entertainment on some nights. Relax at the hotel on other evenings or step out to sample Ilfracombe by night.

An ideal choice for:
* Lovers of the beauty of North Devon
* Anyone looking for a wonderful, bargain break with as little or much to do as you wish
PRICE FROM ? £339 per person
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Day 1

Join your coach this morning, and head towards the wonderful North Devon coast and our lovely resort of Ilfracombe for our 4-night stay. On arrival at the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel there is time to settle in, perhaps relax with a drink in the bar or take a breath of sea air on a brisk stroll, before you enjoy our first delicious dinner.

Day 2-4

Your comfortable hotel Ilfracombe allows you to make the most of your free time to explore its beautiful location on the north Devon coast. 

This Victorian seaside resort is known as the jewel in the North Devon Coast. Discover a quaint quayside and harbour, whitewashed villas, lovely beaches, coastal paths. Why not visit the stunning Tunnel Beaches, hand carved in the 1820’s, providing a truly unique experience. There is also an abundance of shops and cafés where you could treat yourself to a delicious Devon Cream tea! Whatever you do, just make sure you leave room for your evening meals, which are followed by great entertainment on some evenings.

You can spend all of your time in and around Ilfracombe or join our INCLUDED excursions to experience some of the delights the region has to offer.

Enjoy a full day excursion taking in the glorious scenery and inspiring landscapes of Exmoor National Park and the North Devon coast. We make our way through scenic ‘Little Switzerland’ to the lovely village of Dunster, with its famous castle and octagonal Yarn Market. We have time in the popular seaside resort of Minehead, and then return along the spectacular coast road past ‘Lorna Doone’ country to the lovely twin villages of Lynton and Lynmouth, set one above the other, connected by the famous Cliff Railway.

We also head into Cornwall and take you to the Cornish fishing village of Boscastle, a picturesque natural harbour and village, mostly owned by the National Trust. The Elizabethan quay sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and is home to quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tea-rooms. Also discover Bude, a seaside resort surrounded by wild coastline and gorgeous beaches, where you’ll find plenty of places to tuck into a cream tea or an ice cream.

Day 5

After a final hearty breakfast it is time to say farewell to Ilfracombe today. Board your comfortable coach for a relaxing journey home with suitable stops on the way.


INCLUDED Visitor DestinationIlfracombe is known as the the jewel in the North Devon Coast and nestles around a harbour as old and as beautiful as any in Britain with the breathtaking scenery of North Devon as a backdrop. Commonly known as a harbour town and seaside resort, Ilfracombe is enclosed by massive slate cliffs. Its beautiful Victorian style and unspoilt charm takes you back in time. Discover the quaint quayside, whitewashed villas, lovely beaches and coastal paths.

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Cornish Coastal Explorer

INCLUDED Visitor DesitnationAs you wind through the scenic coastal road of the Atlantic Highway, the rugged cliffs and panoramic sea views provide a breathtaking backdrop. Upon reaching Boscastle, you'll be captivated by its timeless charm. For many years this was the only accessible harbour in over 40 miles of craggy coastline and is full of history. Nestled in a steep valley, this fishing village invites exploration of its winding streets, the picturesque harbour, and the dramatic cliffs that frame the coast. The enchanting atmosphere of Boscastle, coupled with its quaint cottages and historical significance, makes it a truly immersive coastal experience.

We continue on to the charming town of Bude. Here, the magnificent golden sandy beaches and rolling waves welcome you to a haven of seaside tranquillity. With its laid-back atmosphere, you can stroll along the promenade, breathe in the fresh sea air, and perhaps indulge in some local delights.


A unique landscape of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland, shaped by people and nature over thousands of years.  Where high cliffs plunge into the Bristol Channel, and cosy pubs and tearooms offer delicious local produce. On Exmoor it is still possible to find tranquillity and peace as well as rediscover your sense of adventure; to catch a glimpse of wild red deer, be amazed by dark skies full of stars, and explore villages full of character.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast and evening meals
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Free time to explore Ilfracombe
  • Exmoor National Park & North Devon Coast Explorer
  • Cornish Coastal Explorer
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Dilkhusa Grand Hotel Ilfracombe

Out of all the hotels in Ilfracombe, The Dilkhusa Grand Hotel has one of the most interesting histories. Originally a private house, ‘Dilkhusa’ means ‘House of the Happy Heart’ in Hindustani and was named by a Raj when he bought the building as a gift for his wife. Occupying pride of place in one of North Devon’s most popular seaside resorts, it is just a stone’s throw from the harbour and is also just a few minutes’ walk from the Victorian seafront. It overlooks the Runnymede Gardens where you’ll find the Landmark Theatre and Ilfracombe Museum. This historic hotel offers 98 comfortable bedrooms with all the usual amenities to make your stay as relaxing as possible, including a private bathroom, flatscreen TV and free internet access. There is a lovely restaurant, lounge and bar along with a spacious entertainment suite where you can enjoy regular live entertainment.

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