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On this holiday we will be staying in the beautiful seaside town of Paignton. With its setting on the Devon coast and its beautiful beach and traditional Victorian pier, it is the perfect place to spend a weekend. We include an excursion into Dartmoor and a visit to The Barbican. Separately we’ll take a jaunt to the coastal village of St Marychurch and Bygones historical attraction.
Bay Inclusive breaks include return coach travel, breakfast and evening meal, two sightseeing excursions and four drinks vouchers per person per night.
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This Holiday is Great For
With fantastic views over nearby Paignton Beach and the centre of the town just a five minute walk away the Esplanade Hotel is the perfect location for a fantastic Cornish seaside holiday.
Paignton’s main beach is just a five minute walk from the hotel while Paignton Pier and quieter Goodrington Beach are both just a 10 minute walk away. The centre of the town has a number of great cafes, restaurants and bars selling fantastic and delicious food, great for relaxing and taking time out from a busy day of seaside fun, just a five minute walk from the hotel.
The town’s train station is a short walk away and from here you can reach the vibrant town of Torquay in 10 minutes and historic Exeter in less than an hour, driving times are similar. The station is also the start point for the Dartmouth steam railway, which will take you into the magnificent South Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and along the River Dart to Dartmouth. The town is filled with beautiful pedestrianised streets, colourful houses and ancient churches with great views out across the river to the sea.
In the hotel you can enjoy delicious meals in the modern restaurant which operates a wide and varied menu. Enjoy evening entertainment in the Riviera Suite and for even greater comfort in your room as well as sea views over Tor Bay upgrade to a standard plus room.
St Marychurch and Bygones
We take a short trip to the seaside village to St Marychurch, where we visit fascinating 'Bygones' and take a nostalgic journey to Victorian times along the period street and gain an insight into wartime Britain.
Travel across Dartmoor to visit The Barbican
We'll enjoy an excursion across the wild landscape of Dartmoor as we journey towards Plymouth and the Barbican, the city's historic seaside heart. There is a huge amount to see and do even in such a small area with art galleries, pubs, bars and restaurants set around the ancient quayside. The area is perhaps most famous now as the place where the Pilgrim Fathers embarked onto the Mayflower before crossing the Atlantic to North America, the Mayflower steps mark the spot where they last left British soil. The Plymouth Gin Distillery occupies a large part of the Barbican and operates tours daily, with an opportunity for a tasting at the end. As well as these attractions there is the opportunity to simply gaze out at one of the most spectacular natural harbours in the world, Plymouth Sound.