3* The Royal Hotel, Bideford
With an atmosphere and character that is quite unique, parts of The Royal Hotel date back to the 17th century. The sensational Kingsley Room still has its original pine panelling and magnificent ornate ceiling. With its pretty riverside setting, the Royal makes a wonderful base from which to explore all the delights of North Devon. Experience the legendary service and mouth-watering cuisine giving you all the ingredients for a break that is truly memorable. The hotel has a lift.
Restaurant Bar Complimentary use of leisure facilities at their sister hotel, The Barnstaple Air conditioned public areas Lift Free Wi-Fi Telephone En suite bathroom LCD TV with Freeview Tea/coffee making facilities Hair dryer 24-hour room service
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
3-course dinner with 3 choice menu
Tea/coffee after dinner
Visits to Lynmouth, Lynton & Minehead
Visit to Barnstaple, Bideford & Ilfracombe
We depart from our home area and arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.
Lynmouth, Lynton & Minehead
Our first stop this morning is the picturesque resort of Lynmouth where we have time to explore the narrow streets and maybe take the cliff railway to the twin village of Lynton. From here we make our way through scenic 'Little Switzerland', as the region is known, 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 our return takes us through Exford and the Exmoor National Park.
Barnstaple & Bideford
Today is Market Day in Barnstaple where we have the morning free to explore the market and town with its elegant Georgian buildings before our afternoon visit to the ancient seaport of Bideford, delightfully set on the banks of the River Torridge.
This excursion takes us to the Victorian seaside resort of Ilfracombe, known as the jewel in the North Devon Coast. Discover a quaint quayside and harbour, whitewashed villas, lovely beaches, coastal paths and an abundance of cafes and shops. Why not visit the stunning Tunnel Beaches, Hand carved in the 1820's, the four tunnels provide a truly unique experience? Read extensive history information throughout the site - including hilarious guides to Victorian etiquette for boys, girls and for when boating with ladies! (a small charge applies).
After breakfast we leave and begin our homeward journey.