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North Devon Spring Holiday

North Devon Spring Holiday

North Devon – Royal and Fortescue Hotel

Thursday 14 April 2022 (5 Days)

Barnstaple is full of historic finds, and one of its most special architectural gems is the beautiful Georgian building which houses the Royal And Fortescue. Ancient meets modern at this relaxed and comfortable hotel with its classic boutique styling and warm and friendly ambience. Smart lounges, a sleek bar and stunning bistro - plus all the pleasures of room service - complete the experience.

A historic luxury hotel in a class all of its own.... The Royal & Fortescue Hotel
A contemporary boutique hotel 
Once an ancient coaching inn, this hotel retains its historic charm whilst offering all the modern comforts you expect. 
Bang in the centre of Barnstaple, the Royal & Fortescue Hotel is a gem, ideally located for exploring Barnstaple and the surrounding North Devon area. You are just a few steps away from tempting designer shops, the ancient pannier market and the theatre. 
The welcoming public areas are buzzing with atmosphere, whilst the luxury accommodation is blissfully serene. With a choice of function rooms, the Royal & Fortescue is also perfect for a business event, wedding reception or a special celebration.

Lynton, Lynmouth and Dunster
This full day excursion takes us along the North Devon Coast, firstly to the charming twin resorts of Lynton and Lynmouth, spectacularly situated on the northern edge of the Exmoor National Park and linked by a cliff railway.
In Old Lynton, you will find charming old streets with pubs, cafes, local shops and artisanal treats. We then continue to Dunster, an old medieval village, which retains much of its original character and is dominated by its romantic Norman castle, steeped in legend and history.

Ilfracombe and Woolacombe
Todays excursion takes us to Woolacombe, a lively village, with a friendly, laid-back atmosphere, is best known for its long sandy beach beloved by families and surfers. The beach has been voted one of Britain’s best and lies between Morte Point and Baggy Point. Lifeguards ensure safe swimming during the summer and surfers come from all over the country to enjoy great waves and clean water.
Ilfracombe - Many of the buildings in the town centre date from the 19th century and it remains refreshingly free of the chains that make other towns exactly like everywhere else. Most of the shops are independent retailers and some have been in the same family for generations.

Optional Excursion  to Bideford and Clovelly  (£25 includes admission to Clovelly)

You have the choice of spending your day in Barnstaple or joining us on our optional excursion to Bideford and Clovelly.

Bideford is famously known as the “Little White Town” derived from the 1855 novel of Charles Kingsley. It  is a bustling port town with plentiful shops, traditional pubs, restaurants and cafés where you can savour delicious Devon Cream tea.
Clovelly, an ancient picturesque fishing village. Once owned by the Queen of England in the Elizabethan days, it is still privately owned which has helped to preserve its character. You won’t find vehicles in Clovelly, with a steep pedestrianised cobbled main street, traditional architecture, Clovelly is a unique village like no other.
Please note that Clovelly  aspire to be accessible to families and individuals of all ages and abilities, however, we recognise that the topography of the location presents mobility challenges; wheelchairs and pushchairs are NOT advisable on the steep cobblestone streets. Our team will do everything possible to ensure visitors can enjoy as much of the location as possible commensurate with their abilities. 

  • Coach from S Yorks
  • 4 Nights Accommodation 
  • Excellent Royal and Fortescue Boutique Hotel in Barnstaple
  • Full English Breakfast each Morning
  • 3 Course Evening Meal
  • Full Day Excursion to Lynton, Lynmouth & Dunster
  • Full Day Excursion to Ilfracombe and Woolacombe
  • Tour Manager
Optional Excursion to Bideford and Clovelly: £25pp includes entrance to Clovelly

Cost: £449
Single Supplement: £100
Deposit: £75