5 Days
8th May 2023, 15th May 2023, 19th June 2023 & 13th November 2023
From £569

All the drama and beauty of the North Devon Coast

Situated on the dramatic and rugged North Devon coastline, the cosmopolitan seaside town of Ilfracombe is a favourite with its pretty fishing harbour, towering cliffs, and beautiful coastal scenery.

Price is per person sharing a twin or double room and based on 30 passengers - 10 Singles at no supplement.

  • Itinerary/Excursions

    RHS Garden at Rosemoor

    RHS Garden at Rosemoor is a beautiful place to visit, nestled in Torridge Valley. Every season brings a new delight at Rosemoor, with cherry trees blossoming in the spring, the Hot Gardens blooming in the summer, stunning woodlands to explore in the autumn and we can't forget the spectacular Winter Garden! The garden is free to RHS members.

    Bideford & Barnstaple

    Visit the river-port towns of Bideford and Barnstaple for a very pleasant day out. Barnstaple is filled with rich history, now known as a maritime town, but it is also an old wool town, originating wool business in the 14th century. You will be spoilt for choice with things to do, including visiting the traditional market on the second Sunday of every month, exploring the local shops and cafés, or an educational visit to the selection of museums on offer which includes The Museum of Barnstaple and North Devon. You can even finish your visit in their lovely café with tea and scones!

    If a day at the beach also takes your fancy, visit Bideford's seaside, known for its sandy beaches! Located on the edge of the Torridge estuary the beach is a delight and isn't a little muddy unlike some of its neighbouring beaches!

    The West Somerset Railway

    Take a trip on The West Somerset Railway, a 22.75-mile heritage railway. It is the longest heritage railway in England, you will travel through the beautiful countryside taking a step back in time. Fee applies.

    Dunster Castle & Working Watermill

    Visit Dunster Castle, a Grade II listed building, and see a medieval castle turned comfortable country home. There is an abundance of history to delve into, original stables to visit, and beautiful gardens to stroll through.

    On the castle grounds, you can find an 18th century restored working watermill situated on River Avill. Explore three floors of traditional machinery and you can even buy some wholemeal flour produced at the mill to take home!

    Entrance fee applies, free to National Trust members

    Lynton & Lynmouth

    The pretty villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are a charming delight to visit. Lynmouth is in a gorge 700 feet below Lynton, connected by the Cliff Railway. Lynmouth is characterised by quaint fishing cottages, unique shops, and a harbour where you will see small boats bobbing on the waves. Lynton is a vibrant Victorian village with stunning sights to see. The two are also known as 'Little Switzerland' as a result of the magnificent scenery situated within Exmoor National Park.

    Exmoor National Park

    The tranquil setting of Exmoor National Park holds 267 square miles of moorland, woodland, valleys and farmland made unique by the combined influence of people and nature over thousands of years. It is home to an abundance of wildlife that is uncommon in South Britain. Keep your eyes peeled as you may see wild red deer, lichen communities, rare butterflies, bats and more!


    All the above excursions are suggested.


  • Your Holiday Includes

    • Dinner, Bed & Breakfast
    • Hotel accommodation
    • All rooms ensuite
    • Private coach travel
    • Services of an experienced driver throughout your stay
    • Coach travel from your resort
    • 10 Singles at no extra cost
  • Hotel Details

    Carlton Hotel - Ilfracombe

    At the Ilfracombe Carlton Hotel you’ll find an attractive period property which has been completely and thoughtfully modernised with every comfort you would expect in your home from home. The Victorian exterior gives way to a 21st century interior, packing a lot in for its footprint. The hotel is ideally located in Ilfracombe and within easy walking distance of the town’s maritime area seafront, harbour and high street. The hotel is “on the level” for many of the towns bars, restaurants, eateries and attractions. The Club bar & brasserie is the perfect setting to enjoy a meal, freshly prepared in the kitchen using some of the best local produce around. Simple dishes that are prepared from scratch – without fuss. The en-suite guest rooms have TV, radio, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. The lift serves all floors.  (40 guest rooms – 5 ground floor but some steps).


  • Dates

    8th May 2023

    15th May 2023

    19th June 2023

    13th November 2023 (festive)


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