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Lynton, North Devon & Somerset Steam

  • Duration: 5 days
  • Board Basis: Half Board
  • Tour Ref: D2TLEI9012

Holiday Summary

  • Travel Type: Coach

5 days

BU5ADY

A lovely midweek break to beautiful Lynton, situated on the north Devon coast with its stunning natural beauty and rich history.

With a fantastic clifftop location, the Valley of Rocks Hotel is situated within Exmoor National Park in the heart of the village of Lynton, overlooking the twinned village of Lynmouth, known as "Little Switzerland". The villages are linked by a masterpiece of early engineering, The Cliff Railway, built in 1890.

You can have plenty of time to explore Lynton and Lynmouth but we also offer included excursions to experience some of the best highlights of this spectacularly beautiful corner of the country. The wonderful North Devon coast is renowned for its unique character and spectacular scenery and you can spend time exploring Barnstaple and Ilfracombe, plus head on a scenic journey across Exmoor to enjoy a nostalgic ride aboard the mighty West Somerset Railway, the longest heritage railway in England, taking in stunning countryside and coast, travelling through unspoilt villages on the way - a perfect way to soak up the scenery from a unique perspective. We will also have some free time in the popular seaside town of Minehead. Back at the hotel we will enjoy dinner each evening with entertainment on some nights.

An ideal choice for:
* Lovers of the beauty of North Devon
* Anyone looking for a wonderful midweek break with as little or much to do as you wish
PRICE FROM ? £349 per person
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Itinerary

Day 1

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

Day 2-4

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

Lynton is a Victorian village packed full of life with a unique balance of traditional and modern input. Perched up above the cliffside, this is a truly special place to visit. Maybe take the olde-worlde cliff railway offering wonderful views across the bay before it reaches the twin village of Lynmouth below to explore its narrow streets. Lynmouth is adorned with quaint fishing cottages and shops surrounding the harbour, an idyllic escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern world. Boat trips also depart regularly from Lynmouth Quay.

You can spend all of your time in and around Lynton or join our included excursions. Whatever you do, just make sure you leave room for your included evening meals, which are followed by great entertainment on some evenings.

We'll take a leisurely coach drive to nearby Barnstaple on the Taw Estuary, the oldest borough in the UK and which locals lay claim to be the best ‘blooming’ town in the world and many times winner of ‘Britain in Bloom’. Enjoy the delightful parks and gardens and visit Green Lanes, North Devon’s premier shopping centre or the nearby covered Victorian Pannier Market and famous “Butchers Row”. We will also include a visit to the picturesque and historic harbour seaside resort of Ilfracombe. Admire the beautiful gardens or enjoy a potter around the pretty quayside.

Enjoy a scenic trip across Exmoor National Park with its inspiring landscape. Then board the West Somerset Railway for a journey on the UK’s longest heritage railway. Our one way journey takes us through stunning countryside on this wonderfully nostalgic trip. Also enjoy some free time in the seaside resort of Minehead.

Day 5

After breakfast, it is time to say farewell to Lynton and Valley of Rocks Hotel as we make the return journey home with suitable stops on the way.

Lynton

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationLynton is a picturesque village situated on the spectacular North Devon coast in one of England’s last remaining tranquil areas, Exmoor. Perched high above the small harbour of Lynmouth, it is a vibrant Victorian village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past. You'll find a selection of shops, tea-rooms and cafés. Lynton and Lynmouth are elegantly connected by the Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest fully water powered Victorian railway in the World!

Exmoor

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.

West Somerset Railway with Minehead

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationExperience this country branch line of the old Great Western Railway which is full of fascination whether you are looking for a nostalgic ride back in time through lovely countryside or to study the railway and industrial heritage which the line preserves. The historic steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of ten unique stations linked by a twenty-mile scenic journey can give hours of fun and interest. The surrounding countryside is as varied as it is beautiful, from the gently rolling Quantock hills and distant Exmoor, unspoilt villages and farms nestling in leafy lanes, the cliffs and coast of the Bristol Channel with views of distant South-Wales, confident Church Towers, Dunster's imposing Castle and Minehead's seaside charm, where we will also have some free time to explore this popular seaside resort with its promenade, long sandy beach and harbour.

Barnstaple

INCLUDED Visitor DestinationBarnstaple, one of the UK’s oldest boroughs, is the main town in North Devon with plenty of things to see and do. The Pannier Market has been the host of markets for over 1,000 years and has been standing since the 1800s. It plays host to a range of events – from regular markets to showcases of delicious local produce and incredible street food. The Pannier Market is flanked by Butcher’s Row, a terrace of ten shops under an iron roof, which historically was the location of several butchers. These days, there are a host of interesting independent shops. You can browse the appealing mix of big brand shops and traditional family businesses along the High Street. Find out more about the region’s history at The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon, the collections and displays cover the natural and human history, including the Pre-History of North Devon, the Tarka Gallery and the Regimental Collection of the Royal Devon Yeomanry. Just next to the library in the town centre, you’ll find the remains of Barnstaple Castle, this former Motte and Baily Castle was a main feature of the town during Norman times. You can reward yourself for finding the castle with the incredible views of the Taw Valley from the top.

Ilfracombe

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.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast and evening meals
  • Entertainment some evenings
  • Free time to explore Lynton
  • Visits to Ilfracombe & Barnstaple
  • Excursion across Exmoor National Park
  • Journey on the West Somerset Railway & free time in Minehead
  • Direct Coach Travel
  • Net Zero Carbon Offset Certificate
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Accommodation

Valley of Rocks Hotel Lynton, Devon

This grand, Grade II listed building sits on a clifftop location in Lynton from which you can descend the hill down to Lynmouth and its beaches in the Cliff Railway funicular train, built in 1890. It has 68 well appointed bedrooms featuring ensuite bathrooms, TV, tea and coffee making facilities and WiFi. Boasting an impressive Grand Atrium lounge and bar area, this Victorian hotel offers a comfortable stay. 

For more information, click here for the hotel website (opens in a new window)

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