4* The Park Hotel, Barnstaple: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, Barnstaple, Lynoton, Lynmouth, Illfracombe & Knightshayes
Stay at the 4* Park Hotel, Barnstaple. Spend time discovering RHS Rosemoor nestled in the Torridge Valley and learn about glass making at the Dartington Crystal Factory. Spend time at leisure in Barnstaple, visit the cliffside towns of Lynton & Lynmouth elegantly connected by the Cliff Railway and visit the seaside town of Ilfracombe. We also visit Knightshayes a spectacular Gothic Revival house, maintained by the National Trust.
THE PARK HOTEL, BARNSTAPLE ****
Sunday 20 March 2022
£545 per person sharing a twin/double room
£50 single supplement
£12 National Trust Member Discount
£7 RHS Member Discount
Home to home pick up/set down from £25
Front seat supplement £15 for the duration of the tour
All coach travel
5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Admission to RHS Garden Rosemoor
Dartington Crystal Factory Tour
Admission to Knightshayes
Sunday 20 March
Departing the local area, we have a lunch stop on route before arriving at our hotel in time to settle in before dinner. The Park Hotel, Barnstaple one of the renowned "Brend Hotel" group was recently awarded 4* from the AA following a multi-million pound redevelopment.D
Monday 21 March
Today we enjoy a morning discovering RHS Garden Rosemoor. Nestled in the Torridge Valley, Rosemoor is an enchanting place to visit in every season. The garden is rich in horticultural heritage and could be said to have two faces: one designed more recently by the RHS and the other created over time.
As a visitor, you will experience the newest areas first, beginning with the multi-faceted Formal Garden and then the Stream Field and Lake to the north. These in turn lead toward the South West and Devon Orchards and the very popular Fruit and Vegetable Garden. Walking through the Underpass you discover the contrasting original garden of Lady Anne Berry, which consists of many garden 'rooms' that blend seamlessly into one. This afternoon we visit Dartington Crystal the UK's only remaining glass factory. A visit to Dartington Crystal is a unique and fascinating experience for all. Discover their story and development in the exhibition centre and then watch skilled glass makers in action on the factory floor.
Tuesday 22 March
We spend today at leisure in Barnstaple. Perhaps you will choose to visit Pannier Market which is situated in one of Barnstaple’s most iconic buildings, with antiques and collectables on offer, or take a stroll around the town or take a walk on the South West Coast Path by the River Taw.D, B
Wednesday 23 March
This morning we visit the Cliff side towns of Lynton & Lynmouth. The picturesque villages are situated on the spectacular North Devon coast in one of England’s last remaining tranquil areas, Exmoor. Picturesque Lynmouth provides a romantic escape from modern living with its rows of charming fishing cottages and shops that cluster around the pretty harbour of gently bobbing boats. Lynton perched high above is a vibrant Victorian village retaining a quaint mix of times present and times past.
Lynton & Lynmouth are elegantly connected by the Cliff Railway, the highest and steepest fully water powered Victorian railway in the World!
This afternoon we travel to Ilfracombe, the picturesque seaside town is surrounded by beaches famous for the tunnels beaches carved by hand in the 1820’s the four tunnels where used by the Victorians to segregate men, women, girls and boys on their way to the beach. With the afternoon at your leisure you can visit the aquarium or browse the art galleries, shops and cafes.
Thursday 24 March
Today we visit Knightshayes (NT) with acres of glorious garden and park, surrounding a spectacular Gothic Revival house, Knightshayes is the complete country gentleman's dream. The house is a rare example of the work of William Burges, whose lavish designs have always inspired extremes of opinion. Full of quirks and curiosities, it is a house of many faces.D, B
Friday 25 March
We depart The Park Hotel after a leisurely breakfast and return home with a stop on route, arriving back late afternoon.B
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|Baldock Market Place N/S|| BALDOCK Bus Shelter, Bus Stop next to Comm Centre |
|Bishops Sford Interchange|| BISHOPS STORTFORD Interchange |
Station Road Bus Stops
|Buntingford The Crown PH|| BUNTINGFORD The Crown PH Bus Stop |
|Cambridge Trumpington P&R|| TRUMPINGTON Park and Ride |
Centre Lane Coach Bays 5-7
|Great Shelford S|| GT SHELFORD Ldn Rd/Station Rd Bus Stop Southbound |
|Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14|| HARLOW Bus Station Stop 14 |
|HERTFORD - Tesco Stop 12|| HERTFORD - Mill Road Tesco Bus Stop 12 |
|Hitchin S|| HITCHIN St Mary's Square. Opposite Car Park |
|HODDESDON - Clock Tower|| HODDESDON - Clock Tower - Amwell St Bus Stop B |
|Letchworth Station Rd S|| LETCHWORTH Bus Stop, Station Road next to Arcade |
|Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop S|| NEWPORT ESSEX High St - Bus Stop before Station Rd |
Near R & R Saggers shop
|Royston Bus Station|| ROYSTON Bus Station |
|Saffron Walden High St S|| SAFFRON WALDEN High St Bus Stop By Goddards Elect |
|Sawbridgeworth White L. S|| SAWBRIDGEWORTH White Lion Bus Stop |
Bus Stop outside Budgens before White Lion
|Sawston War Memorial S|| SAWSTON Next to War Memorial Bus Stop |
|South Mimms|| South Mimms Services, Coach Bays |
|Stansted Mountfit Har S|| STANSTED MOUNTFITCHET Three Colts/Hargrave Cls |
Bus Stop (BP Petrol Station)
|Stevenage Danestrete K|| STEVENAGE Matalan Excursions Bus Stop K |
|WARE - Station Rd|| WARE - Station Road Bus Stop F |
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