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Day One - Home to Ilfracombe
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Ilfracombe, where we’ll check in to the Bay Dilkhusa Grand Hotel and will enjoy an evening meal. (D)
Days Two to Four – Ilfracombe
Over the three full days we have in Ilfracombe we have included two excursions. We take a trip to the bustling market town of Barnstaple. The town has a great food scene with fantastic seafood, which of course is all locally sourced. The Pannier Market is another highlight in the town, set within a beautiful market hall, it is a great place to pick up a souvenir of your visit.
We’ll also visit Quince Honey Farm where we gain an insight into the traditional methods of honey making from the hive, to the finished product. The other day is free for you to enjoy at your leisure in and around Ilfracombe. The town boasts fantastic seafood restaurants and a buzzing café culture, Lundy Island is close by and offers an opportunity to see puffins and seals or a short way down the coast is the beach at Woolacombe. (B,D)
Day Five – Ilfracombe to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
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Dilkhusa Grand Hotel
The Dilhusa Grand is perfectly situated hotel in the centre of the attractive town of Ilfracombe very close to the high street which has a number of fantastic independent shops, bars and restaurants.
Just across the road from the hotel are the wonderful Jubilee Gardens which contain the fascinating Ilfracombe Museum and the Landmark theatre. Or if you are feeling a bit more active head to the top of Capstone Parade, the cliff that overlooks town for great views back across Ilfracombe.
The town is perfectly situated between Exmoor and the North Devon Heritage coast, both of which have stunning coastal views and an amazing variety of wildlife across the two regions. Especially easy to reach by both bus and car is the quaint resort of Woolacombe which is famous for its vast and pretty sandy beach.
In the hotel you can relax in modern bars and lounges with evening entertainment on a regular basis and enjoy plenty of dining options in the restaurant which has a wide ranging menu. The hotel in general is a great place to socialise and meet new friends which will ensure your trip to Ilfracombe is a memorable as possible.
Excursion to Barnstaple
We take an excursion to the attractive market town of Barnstaple, North Devon’s oldest and largest town, nestling in the Taw Valley. Take a walk up to the top of the mount that used to house Barnstaple Castle for a great view of the town and the River Taw winding its way towards the Bristol Channel. Alternatively the town’s museum is free to enter and houses a huge number of interesting items from the history of North Devon.
Excursion to Quince Honey Farm And Bideford
Family run for almost 70 years, Quince Honey Farm offers the opportunity to learn about the process of honey making and the intricacies of bee-keeping. As well as an opportunity to learn the process, there is also an exhibition on the importance of honey bees and the inner workings of a hive’s society. In the exhibition there’s a chance to see beekeeping firsthand, don’t worry though there’s a layer of protective glass to stand behind! We call at Bideford on our way back to Ilfracombe, which has a number of great art galleries and independent shops to explore.