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Uncover the seafaring history of South Devon with a visit to historical Buckland Abbey, famous for its beautiful setting and wonderfully- restored rooms. As well as this, we’ll also pay a visit to maritime Plymouth from our base in pretty Exmouth.
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Imperial Exmouth Hotel
One of Exmouth’s standout and landmark hotels The Imperial is perfectly situated in its own gardens on the Exmouth seafront.
All the delights of a traditional seafront town are within just a short walk of the hotel with the beach and pavilion, just a couple of minutes’ walk away. If you want to see a beautiful piece of coast, pick up the South West Coast Path which will take you into the East Devon Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty to the magnificent village of Budleigh Salterton.
The hotel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the train station, where you can take a train to the city of Exeter, which has thousands of years of history. Or travel south along the coast to a number of fabulous resorts including Torquay, Paignton and Dartmouth.
Spend time enjoying the hotel’s beautiful grounds and sit out on the garden terrace with a drink when the weather’s good. You can enjoy great breakfast and evening meals in the pretty restaurant and upgrade your room type to enjoy even greater interiors and space as well as sea views.
Full Day: Buckland Abbey and Plymouth
Visit tranquil Buckland Abbey. 100s of years ago, Cistercian monks chose this perfect spot in which to worship, farm and trade. Later converted into a house, the Abbey today combines furnished rooms with museum galleries telling the tales of seafaring adventures which changed the shape of Buckland Abbey and the fate of England. We also visit maritime Plymouth.
Image © National Trust.
Half Day: Exeter
Jaunt to Exeter with free time to visit the city’s magnificent cathedral or stroll along the historic quayside.