Enjoy the golden coastal beauty of the Southwest as once again we explore the delightful scenery of this beautiful part of the country. Tantalise your senses strolling around the flourishing Victorian gardens at Arlington Court and discover rare and fascinating wildlife as we visit the Exmoor Zoological Park
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – Following door-to-door pickups we travel to our hotel with a couple of comfort breaks along the way. Tea and coffee will be served on our arrival at the hotel, and during our there will be nightly entertainment provided.
Day 2 – Today we travel to Lynton and Lymouth ‘where Exmoor meets the sea’. Here, you can admire the spectacular scenery whilst finding a nice spot for a cup of tea.
Day 3 – Enjoy a free day in Ilfracombe. After a leisurely stroll on the unique Tunnel Beaches you could visit the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium.
Day 4 – This morning we visit National Trust’s Arlington Court. This Neoclassical style country house and Victorian gardens are a wonderful place to visit. The site is also famous for its carriage collection which includes over 50 horse-drawn carriages, ranging from the Hansom cab to the grand State Coach. After, we visit Exmoor zoo, where you can admire wildlife from all around the globe.
Day 5 – Our 5 day break heads back home today. However, our 8 day break visits Bishops Lydeard where we board the West Somerset Railway to the medieval village of Dunster. We enjoy free time here before we continue to Minehead.
Day 6 – First, we visit the charming seaside resort of Woolacombe where you can wander along the 3 mile stretch of golden sands along the beach. Our next stop is Westward Ho! Noted for its unusual name, Westward Ho! was named after Charles Kingley’s novel of the same name (1855) which was set nearby in Bideford.
Day 7 – Today, we have another free day in Ilfracombe. Why not spend today visiting the fascinating Ilfracombe Museum?
Day 8 – After breakfast we travel home with one or two refreshment stops along the way.
Osborne Hotel, Ilfracombe
“There is no such thing as strangers, only friends you have yet to meet.”
The Osbourne Hotel is a friendly, family run hotel with over 46 years of experience.
7 nights dinner bed and breakfast (June)
Tea/Coffee on arrival
Entertainment every evening
Free time in Lynton, Lynmouth and Illfracombe
Admission to Arlington Court and Exmoor Zoo
Free time in Minehead, Woolacombe and Westward Ho!
Steam train journey on West Somerset Railway
SKILLS REF: LBIL
DEPARTURE DATE DAYS FROM S/SUPP
Sat 23rd June 8 £639 NIL