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All aboard! Join us as we explore the delights of Devon and the dramatic beauty of Exmoor National Park. On this break, we include a journey on the West Somerset Railway, as well as cruises along the Grand Western Canal – one of the last remaining horse-drawn barges in England, and the Ilfracombe Princess.


4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast;
Ride on the Ilfracombe Princess boat & Grand Western Canal;
Journey on the West Somerset Railway;
Free time in Ilfracombe, Dunster;
Free time in Bideford



Day 1 – Following our morning departure we travel to our hotel in Bideford.

Day 2 – This morning we head to Ilfracombe for a spectacular wildlife and coastal cruise on board the Ilfracombe Princess. Don’t forget to bring your camera, as we float along one of the most dramatic coastal landscapes in England as well as frequent sightings of Seals, Porpoises and Dolphins.

Day 3 – After breakfast we travel to Tiverton, where we have arranged a horse-drawn barge trip on the Grand Western Canal. As one of the last remaining horse-drawn barges in the UK, a trip here offers a truly unique and memorable experience.

Day 4 – We pass through stunning scenery as we travel towards Dunster, via the picturesque Exmoor National Park. The medieval village of Dunster boasts over 200 listed buildings from the National Trust’s 11th century Dunster Castle to the Old Yarn Market. We then continue to Minehead where we enjoy a journey on the West Somerset Railway – the longest heritage railway in England. Our journey will take us past the gentle rolling Quantock Hills, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and through unspoilt villages.

Day 5 – After a fascinating break we begin our journey back home.  

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