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Lynton and West Somerset Railway

5 days - from only £349pp

ABOUT THE TOUR

Lynton and West Somerset Railway

From here, we’ll visit medieval Dunster and charming Minehead, before enjoying a nostalgic ride aboard the West Somerset Railway – the perfect way to soak up the scenery from a unique perspective. With other highlights including Barnstaple and Bideford, with its bustling harbour and thriving shopping centre, this tour takes in the true spirit of the south.

TOUR INCLUDES

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Local joining points
  • Porterage at the hotel

5 Day Itinerary

  • Day 1:

    Local departure by coach or Home Connect service, then on to the Valley of the Rocks Hotel, Lynton for four nights.

    Included meals: Dinner

  • Day 2: Dunster, Minehead and West Somerset Railway

    Today's excursion takes across beautiful Exmoor, calling at medieval Dunster, home to over 200 listed buildings.

    We continue to the popular seaside town of Minehead and join the West Somerset Railway for a journey taking in the glorious scenery of the Quantock Hills.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    West Somerset Railway

    West Somerset Railway
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    Included Highlights

    • Dunster
    • Minehead
    • West Somerset Railway
  • Day 3: Day at leisure or Ilfracombe

    Enjoy a day to relax in Lynton. Located on the rugged coastline, the South West Coast Path passes through the town and offers stunning local walks taking in the magnificent cliffs of the Valley of Rocks.

    Alternatively, join our optional excursion to Ilfracombe – a jewel on the North Devon Coast. Be charmed by the white-washed buildings, grand Victorian villas and cosmopolitan vibe of this seaside resort.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Ilfracombe

    Ilfracombe Harbour

    Optional Excursions

    Our optional excursions are a great addition to enhance your holiday experience and are highly recommended.

    2023
    • Ilfracombe
    TBC

    The optional excursions will be available to book during your tour.

    Prices are per person and are subject to change. Payment will be in cash in Euros (for tours to Europe) or Sterling (for UK tours).

  • Day 4: Barnstaple and Bideford

    Trip calling firstly at Barnstaple – the county town of North Devon. There are a number of town trails that take in the 17th century alms houses, the old bridge and the pretty churches and chapels. There are many shopping opportunities including the traditional pannier market, the usual high street shops, and independent retailers offering quirky and local crafts and specialities.

    Our day out continues as we make our way to pretty Bideford, with its thriving shopping centre and busy harbour. Once Britain's third largest port, with its name derived from by-the-ford, the tree-lined quay still bustles with fishing vessels, cargo and pleasure boats.

    Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

    Bideford

    Bideford
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    Included Highlights

    • Bideford
    • Barnstaple
  • Day 5:

    Return home.

    Included meals: Breakfast

Single Room Supplement from £79.00 (5 days).

Hotels

You will stay for four nights at the 3-star Valley of Rocks Hotel in Lynton.

  • Valley Of Rocks Hotel

    Stay at the heart of a national nature reserve, among the spectacular scenery of the North Devon Coast. The grand, Grade II listed Valley of Rocks hotel is situated in an idyllic clifftop location in the quaint village of Lynton, from which you can descend to picturesque Lymouth via the Cliff Railways funicular train. The hotel boasts a superb range of facilities including its attractive Grand Atrium lounge, refurbished reception and bar area, and lovely, comfortable bedrooms. The restaurant serves sumptuous breakfast and evening meals, while midday meals are available in the bar area. One of the most well-placed hotels in Lynton, the warm and friendly atmosphere is sure to make your stay one to remember.

    • Bar
    • Restaurant
    • Lift
    • WiFi Available
    • TV
    • Hairdryer
    • Bath and/or Shower
    • Telephone

Joining points

Travel from most joining points is included within your coach holiday price.

See our full list of our joining points.

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