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The long Easter weekend is the perfect time of year to enjoy a relaxing getaway. Departing on Good Friday and returning on Easter Monday, on our Easter Breaks you can take in the scenic splendours of springtime as you enjoy everything that’s great about a Shearings weekend break. We’ll even treat you to a free Easter gift on Easter Sunday!
On this holiday we will be staying in beautiful Ilfracombe, an up-and-coming tourist destination which is surrounded by beautiful Cornish countryside and the scenic seafront of the Bristol Channel. Included is a trip to Dunster in Somerset which is famous as a centre for yarn sale and production as well as its pretty castle set above the town.
Day One - Home to Ilfracombe
We’ll make our way from the interchange to Ilfracombe, where we’ll check in to the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel and will enjoy a sumptuous evening meal. (D)
Days Two and Three - Ilfracombe
On one of the days there will be the opportunity to come with us on an included excursion to Dunster. We will take a scenic drive across the rugged moors of Exmoor on our way to the village. Dunster was a major hub for wool trading and production for centuries, don’t miss the impressive 17th century Yarn Market in the centre of the village which is a testament to the importance of the trade in this area. 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 Four - Ilfracombe to Home
Time to say goodbye today; we depart after breakfast and make our way to the interchange before returning home. (B)
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.
Dunster and Lynmouth
Today we travel across the wild moors of Exmoor national park, viewing open terrain that extends for miles. Our first stop will be the pretty village of Dunster, famous for its castle and yarn market that indicate the importance this village has held in previous eras. Our day concludes in Lynmouth, the picturesque seaside village has many tea rooms to choose from and it’s possible to get down to the shore here using the cliff railway.