Bideford, Devon    
Bideford, Devon

As the River Torridge tumbles towards the coast, it passes some of North Devon’s loveliest towns and villages before meeting the sea. The biggest of these towns, once North Devon’s principal port, is Bideford, with its ancient stone bridge and working harbour.

    Day 1

Morning departure to Bideford arriving late afternoon.


    Day 2

We begin our day in Barnstaple were we board the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway pulled by a narrow-gauge steam locomotive. After the return journey we enjoy some time at leisure in Barnstaple. Please note the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway will not be operating on the March departure and will be a full day at leisure in Barnstaple.


    Day 3

Full day at leisure in Ilfracombe. The town has a number of attractions including the award-winning Ilfracombe Aquarium, the unique Tunnels Beaches and the fascinating Ilfracombe Museum.


    Day 4

We begin the day at Arlington Court & Carriage Museum. The Victorian estate is nestled in the thickly-wooded valley of the River Yeo and contains antique treasures. The interior of the house is crammed with an eclectic mix of period furniture and unusual items collected by the Chichester family over the years. The Stable Block is home to the National Trust's collection of historic horse-drawn carriages. There are over 50 carriages in the collection, ranging from an ornate State Coach to a more practical Hansom cab.


    Day 5

After a leisurely breakfast rejoin the coach for the return journey home.


    Durrant House Hotel

The Durrant House Hotel is Bideford’s largest and most well equipped hotels. Boasting 125 comfortable bedrooms, a fine dining restaurant, and a luxury salon & spa on site, the Durrant House Hotel has everything you need for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. The hotel has a lift.


  • Return coach travel
  • 4 nights Durrant House Hotel half board
  • Admission to Arlington Court & Carriage Museum
  • Journey on Lynton & Barnstaple Railway (June & September)
  • Visit to Ilfracombe


The price shown is per person based on two adults sharing a twin/double room.

Child (12 years and under) prices are based on sharing with two full fare paying passengers. Therefore, if one adult and one child share a room the child will pay the adult price.

Any bookings made on-line where the child prices are not showing correctly, will be amended and a revised confirmation sent.


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