Durrant House Hotel | Half-board | 5 days | 03/07 /2015 The little town of Bideford, located on the west bank of the River Torridge, where the river begins to widen to form the estuary, was Britain's third largest port in the 16th Century and has been welcoming visitors for centuries. It has a thriving shopping centre, which includes antiques shops scattered amongst the narrow backstreets and alleyways. It is a market town, with an historic Pannier Market holding both produce and crafts markets each Tuesday and Saturday, and a working port with an active fishing industry. Sir Walter Raleigh is believed to have brought his first cargo of tobacco to Bideford and the town became one of the largest tobacco trading centres of the period.
Situated near the historical old port of Bideford with views over the Torridge estuary and beyond to the sandy beaches of Instow, this hotel is perfectly located to explore the beautiful rugged coastline, glorious sandy beaches and rolling countryside of North Devon.
Excursion to Barnstaple: Barnstaple, laying on the Taw Estuary, is the oldest borough in the UK and locals claim it to be the best ‘blooming’ town in England, as a result, it has been many-times winner of ‘Britain in Bloom’ and international ‘Floral Town’ awards. You can enjoy the delightful parks and gardens, and visit Green Lanes, North Devon’s premier shopping attraction. Excursion along Cornish Coast: A relaxed day tour travelling down the North Devon Coast first to lovely Appledore before continuing over the Cornish border to Bude; a popular resort on this coast for generations. We have free time to explore Bude before continuing into Cornwall, Tintagel and on to Boscastle, a fishing village with a very distinctive harbour.
Day 1: Join the coach and head to our resort. Check-in at our chosen hotel, with dinner and an evening at leisure. Days 2 - 4: At leisure in resort with two INCLUDED excursions. Breakfasts and dinners. Day 5: Breakfast and we board our coach for the return journey home. Arrive back later today.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION Itinerary available on request OUR PRICES Prices are per person based on 2 adults sharing; Single room supplement at Durrant House Hotel applies: 4 days - £20, 5 days - £30pp. For the latest prices and offers visit us in store, online or call our travel experts.