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Exmoor Barnstaple Hartland Abbey

Resort - Ilfracombe

Overview

Ilfracombe nestles around a harbour as old and as beautiful as any in Britain with the breathtaking scenery of North Devon as a backdrop. For the energetic there are splendid walks along the Coastal Path, the famous Torrs walks or swimming from the Tunnel beaches and coves. For those who like to take things a bit easier, one can simply stroll through the delightful gardens or while away an hour or two watching the ever-changing harbour scene. A boat trip is a "must" during your stay to see the spectacular cliffs of North Devon or visit the legendary Isle of Lundy. There is also plenty to do in the evenings with theatre, concerts, and cinema, as well as the entertainment provided at our hotel.

Prices from

£406 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 113SC

Tour: Exmoor Barnstaple Hartland Abbey

Resort: Ilfracombe

Days: 7

Date Travelling: 03 July 2022

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Imperial Hotel

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Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Bideford & Hartland Abbey Gardens

  • This historic port town is situated on the estuary of the River Torridge.
  • Sir Richard Grenville, who founded many of Elizabeth I's overseas colonies, is commemorated in the parish church.
  • The arched bridge is one of the longest medieval bridges in England.
  • Entry to Gardens and Exhibitions included in tour cost.
  • Hartland's 50 acres of grounds include the beautiful 18th century Walled and Woodland gardens.
  • There is also a Victorian fernery, and a Bog garden for water-loving plants.

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

Day 5 - Lynton, Lynmouth & Dunster

  • These twin towns are situated on the North Devon coast.
  • Lynton & Lynmouth's water-operated cliff railway offers spectacular views. (Fees apply. May not be suitable for wheelchair users)
  • Lynmouth, the smaller of the two towns, became more well known when it was "discovered" by the poet Shelley and his bride Mary (who later wrote the novel, Frankenstein).
  • Set in Exmoor National Park and first referenced in the Doomsday Book.
  • Dunster Castle is a Grade I listed building surrounded by spectacular gardens. (Entrance fees apply. May not be suitable for mobility impaired guests due to steep hills and steps)
  • Dunster Water Mill is a fine example of a fully-restored working water mill in the West Country.

Day 6 - Barnstaple & Woolacombe

  • This ancient market town lies on the River Taw.
  • Barnstaple’s Pannier Market dates back to Saxon times.
  • St. Anne’s Chapel sits in a pedestrianised precinct in the centre of Barnstaple.
  • Woolacombe's beach was voted number one in the UK in 2015 and 2016.
  • Woolacombe itself is a lively village with great pubs and restaurants, and plenty to do away from the beach.
  • A stroll along the dramatic coast path provides the perfect outlook for bird watching and seal spotting.

Day 7 - Return Travel

Imperial Hotel

Situated in one of the best positions in Ilfracombe, overlooking the gardens and splendid Landmark Theatre and Conference Centre, close to the shops and only a short almost level walk from the harbour. 104 rooms with central heating and bath or shower and WC. All rooms have tea/coffee making facilities, intercom, hair dryer and TV with radio channels.

Contact Details

Imperial Hotel
Wilder Road

Tel No: 01271 862536

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