Torquay, a traditional yet thriving seaside town set on Devon’s English Riviera coast, is known as the heart of the English Riviera. With its iconic palm trees, busy harbour, international marina, sandy beach and wonderful array of continental styled cafes, the scene is set for the perfect Devon seaside holiday. Our tour includes visits to Paignton, Totnes, Dartmoor and Plymouth with nightly entertainment in the hotel.
The 3 star Headland Hotel, another Fenn Holiday favourite, is set majestically overlooking Meadfoot Beach and the sea. Originally built for the Romanoff’s, the Russian Royal family, the hotels facilities include a sauna, 2 bars and is set in 2 acres of glorious grounds. All of the bedrooms are en-suite and have a TV and tea/coffee making facilities. A lift serves most floors.
Monday From your front door to the Club Class coach for the drive south to Devon. Arriving late afternoon we enjoy time to relax before dinner, which will be followed by the first evening of our entertainment programme.
Tuesday Our first visit today is to Paignton, Torquay’s neighbour and one of the brightest jewels in the English Riviera’s crown. Explore the harbour and sheltered coves or enjoy a stroll along the promenade. This afternoon we head to the port of Brixham, with its quaint narrow streets heading up from the waterfront. This quintessential English harbour enjoys a colourful and vibrant feel all year round, making it an ideal place for us to explore. Why not take a wander down to the harbour, here you will find a replica of the Golden Hind, Sir Frances Drake’s ship. After time to watch the many boats heading across the bay to Torquay and beyond, we return to the hotel with time to relax before dinner and this evening’s entertainment.
Wednesday This morning we head for rugged Dartmoor passing through the little town of Moretonhampstead spending time in Widdecombe of ‘Uncle Tom Cobley’ fame before climbing the lonely road over the centre of the moor to the village of Princeton, home to the foreboding Dartmoor Prison, then descend to historic Plymouth. The historic seafaring port enjoys a picturesque harbour setting. The Elizabethan Barbican where Drake, Raleigh and the Pilgrim Fathers weighed anchor is a great attraction. A direct route returns us to the hotel
Thursday After another fine breakfast we make our way to the lovely town of Totnes with its variety of shops and historic buildings. We have time here before making our way to Dartmouth with its River Dart which is busy with boats of all shapes and sizes. We have time for lunch and exploration before we return to the hotel this afternoon for our final evening’s dinner and entertainment.
Friday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts and make our way home. We arrive in our home areas late afternoon after a delightful holiday in Devon.
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