For 2018 we return North Devon, offering a quality break based in Barnstaple. Set on the River Torridge, it’s the perfect place for exploring and discovering on of England’s most beautiful areas, not surprisingly, a Fenn Holidays favourite!
The much acclaimed 3 star Royal & Fortescue is part of the family run ‘Brend’ Hotels noted for their customer care and attention to detail. Located in the heart of the historic market town the hotel offers relaxing lounges with waiter service throughout the day and noted for their excellent selection of afternoon teas. All bedrooms are en-suite and have a television, telephone, hairdryer and tea & coffee making facilities. The hotel has a lift.
SundayWe depart our home areas joining the Club Class coach heading for Devon where we arrive at the Royal and Fortescue Hotel this afternoon. On arrival we enjoy tea/coffee and biscuits and then chance to settle in before dinner.
Monday Our first stop this morning is the picturesque resort of Lynmouth where we have time to explore the narrow streets and maybe take the cliff railway to the twin village of Lynton. From here we make our way through scenic ‘Little Switzerland’, as the region is known, to the lovely village of Dunster, with its famous castle and octagonal Yarn Market. Our return takes us through Exford and the Exmoor National Park. We return to the hotel this evening for dinner.
Tuesday Today is market day in Barnstaple and we have the morning free to explore the town with its elegant Georgian buildings. This afternoon we have a short drive to Arlington Court, an intimate and intriguing treasure house in the care of the National Trust.
Wednesday This morning we visit the ancient seaport of Bideford, delightfully set on the banks of the River Torridge. From here we have a short drive to the Royal Horticultural Society Garden at Rosemoor where we spend the afternoon before returning to the hotel for our final evening.
Thursday After breakfast we bid farewell to our hosts at the hotel as we make our way home. We arrive in our home areas this afternoon to be greeted by our awaiting taxis.
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