Coach holidays with Alfa Travel

Hartland Abbey Dartington Crystal

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

£469 per person

Supplements may apply

Tour code: 110M

Tour: Hartland Abbey Dartington Crystal

Resort: Ilfracombe

Days: 8

Date Travelling: 17 June 2023

Travelling by: Coach

Hotel: Imperial Hotel

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Outward Travel

Day 2 - Minehead, Lynton & Lynmouth

  • Minehead, once a port on the Bristol Channel, now has a flat promenade housing cafés, bars and shops as well as offering access to the beach.
  • St. Michael’s Church, built around the 14th to 15th century, can be found on the lower slopes of North Hill.
  • Blenheim Gardens, Minehead’s largest park, opened in 1925 and remains a popular attraction.
  • 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).

Day 3 - Day at Leisure

Day 4 - Day at Leisure

Day 5 - Bideford & Hartland Abbey

  • 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.
  • Entrance included in tour cost. Hartland Abbey is the longest surviving pre-reformation monastery building in the UK, dating from the 1100s.
  • Of great national interest is the architecture and decoration from the Medieval, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.
  • Home to 50 acres of grounds, including the beautiful 18th century Walled and Woodland gardens.

Day 6 - Bideford & Hartland Abbey

  • 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.
  • Entrance included in tour cost. Hartland Abbey is the longest surviving pre-reformation monastery building in the UK, dating from the 1100s.
  • Of great national interest is the architecture and decoration from the Medieval, Queen Anne, Georgian, Regency and Victorian periods.
  • Home to 50 acres of grounds, including the beautiful 18th century Walled and Woodland gardens.

Day 7 - Barnstaple & Quince Honey Farm

  • 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.
  • Whether you’re interested in bee keeping or just here for the honey Quince Honey farm has something to offer everyone.
  • Be guided through the honey process from hive to jar, find out about the secret life of bees or simply indulge in the honey tasting experience.

Day 8 - 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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