6 nights dinner, bed and breakfast
Excursions to Gloucester, Looe, St Ives, Land’s End, Penzance, Port Isaac & Padstow
Free time in St Agnes
Journey on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway
DURING YOUR STAY
Day 1 – We travel to our hotel with a leisurely stop in Gloucester – the Cathedral city of the Cotswolds – here we can enjoy some free time.
Day 2 – After breakfast we take you to Falmouth. The town’s maritime legacy and coastal culture is a huge part of its charm, perhaps visit the National Maritime Museum located on the docks. With twelve galleries set over three floors, the exhibitions cover all things nautical including the history of the boar, the port’s history, wildlife and even weather. This afternoon we head to Truro – the UK’s most southerly city. This great little city offers a unique shopping experience, as well as the impressive Truro Cathedral with its gothic towers which dominate the skyline.
Day 3 – Enjoy free time in St Agnes. Sitting on a stunning and unspoilt spot of the north Cornish coast, St Agnes boasts many cafés, craft shops and galleries. Our hotel is a short walk away from town, so perhaps visit the free museum, which tells the story of the Parish’s mining and maritime history.
Day 4 – This morning we visit St Ives. If you like Modernist art, head to the Barbara Hepworth Museum and Sculpture Garden where you can admire her bronzes and other works up close. Afterwards, we travel to Penzance for lunch! One of the most striking things about this town is the abundance of palm trees and gardens flowing with sub-tropical plants, a sure sign that you’ve arrived somewhere truly unique. Later, we visit one of the UK’s most iconic coastal landscapes – Land’s End. The most south-westerly point of England is home to some incredible views of the Atlantic Ocean. Enjoy free time in the First and Last House, originally opened by Gracie Thomas who served travellers with welcome food and drinks. Today, you can buy a souvenir or enjoy a Cornish ice cream!
Day 5 – This morning we visit Looe, for some free time. The town prides itself on its fresh fish and be it award-winning fish and chips near the river or gourmet menus in a restaurant overlooking the harbour, you won’t be disappointed. Afterwards, we enjoy a return journey on the Bodmin & Wenford Railway – the only full-sized railway in Cornwall where you can see, and ride steam hauled trains. Operating from Bodmin Parkway via Bodmin General to Boscarne Junction today you can experience the charm and appeal of the Steam Era whilst enjoying the sights of the Cornish countryside.
Day 6 – After breakfast we take you to Port Isaac for free time. Playing the starring role in the ITV drama Doc Martin, Port Isaac is a traditional picturesque fishing village set amidst rugged and magnificent scenery. Its narrow winding streets lined with whitewashed cottages cascade down to the harbour where you can watch the local fishermen landing their daily catch of fish, crab and lobsters. After some time, we travel to Padstow for the afternoon at leisure. Perhaps enjoy one of the town’s many delicious eateries, including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant.
*A short walk will be required in Port Isaac, from the coach park to the main village.
(Approximately 10-15 minutes)
Day 7 – We retrace our footsteps home.