2* The Manor Hotel, Exmouth
Situated in a superb hilltop location overlooking the estuary, the traditional, Victorian Manor Hotel is just a 10-minute walk from the town centre.
Lift Restaurant Bar Tea/coffee in room Television Telephone Complimentary toiletries Wi-Fi
4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Welcome tea/coffee and biscuits on arrival
3-course menu with 3 choices per course
Tea/coffee after dinner
Entrance and guided tour of Ugbrooke House & Gardens with Cream Tea
Guided Tour of Exeter Cathedral with a Light Lunch in the Chapter House
Guided Visit to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens & Train Ride through the park
After our collection from home, we meet the coach and head west to our hotel in Exmouth.
Ugbrooke House & Gardens
Today we visit elegant Ugbrooke House, set within the glorious Devon countryside. A private home featuring in the Domesday Book, we delve into the history of the house with a guided tour followed by a cream tea, before exploring the beautiful gardens.
Guided Tour of Exeter Cathedral
We enjoy this morning at leisure in Exeter, a city rich in history, with a magnificent cathedral, imposing Roman wall, beautiful quayside and award-winning Royal Albert Memorial Museum. At lunchtime we make our way to the cathedral, one of the oldest and most beautiful in England. We enjoy a light lunch in the 13th century Chapter House followed by a floor tour of the Cathedral, when we learn about its history and the stories of the people who have lived and worshipped there.
Bicton Park Botanical Gardens
We spend time today at Devon's most magnificent historic gardens, Grade 1 listed Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Spanning nearly 300 years of horticultural history, we enjoy a guided tour of the colourful gardens set in Devon's picturesque Otter Valley. As well as beautiful gardens containing many rare plants, the parkland also features historic glasshouses, a countryside museum, mini golf, restaurant, shop and a woodland railway, on which we enjoy a journey through the parkland.
We enjoy one last breakfast at the hotel this morning before we depart and head for home.