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Somerset and Devon, Jewels of the South West 2022

Somerset and Devon, Jewels of the South West 2022

Enjoy the beauty of Devon and Somerset

Visit two of the most beautiful and scenic counties in Britain, whilst relaxing on cruises and a steam train journey. Taunton is the county town of Somerset and other places on the itinerary that deserve a mention are Tiverton, on the River Exe, with castles and manor houses nearby, Minehead and Sidmouth, charming resorts.

 

Monday 1st August 2022    5 days

 

Price per person           £475.00

Single supplement       £100.00

 

Insurance inc. IPT    £35

 

The holiday includes:

 

  •  4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast

  •  Horse-drawn canal trip

  •  Journey on the West Somerset Railway

Monday

Travel to Taunton for a 4 night stay with dinner, bed & breakfast at the Holiday Inn Hotel. Tea/coffee offered on arrival

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Tuesday

Explore the ancient market town of Tiverton which sits on the banks of the River Exe, Bickleigh Mill which is one of Devon’s largest rural shopping centres, located in a historic working watermill, and watch the world go by along the Grand Western Canal on the last horse-drawn barge trip in the South West - a little bit of ‘heaven’ in Devon

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Wednesday

Enjoy a nostalgic steam train ride from Bishops Lydeard to Minehead, curving through the Quantocks to the coast. At 20 miles it is the longest of the country’s Heritage Railways. Then to the unique medieval village of Dunster, which has over 200 listed buildings and lots of tearooms, before continuing by way of the Exmoor National Park.

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Thursday

Excursion to the stylish Regency resort of Sidmouth, situated on the Jurassic Coast, England’s first natural World Heritage Site. “A town caught still in a timeless charm” according to John Betjeman, and Sidmouth still captivates today. Carry on to the resort of Exmouth and travel alongside the estuary of the River Exe on the way back!

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Friday

Time to reluctantly head for home

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOLIDAY INN, TAUNTON  www.holidayinn.com  The hotel offers a warm West Country welcome and is on the edge of Taunton, overlooking well-kept gardens.

 

Free wi-fi, ensuite facilities, TV in room, Tea and coffee making facilities, Telephone in room, Restaurant, Bar, Lift, Swimming pool, Fitness suite, Gardens

 

 

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ashingdon Golden Cross Golden Cross, By Fox (Welcome Homes)
Barking, North St North Street, Barking,outside St Margaret's Church
Barkingside Barkingside, Fulwell Cross, by Swimming Baths
Basildon Southernhay, long layby opposite Bus Station
Billericay Sun Corner Sun Corner, Laindon Road, Billericay
Brentwood Brentwood High St, by Dairyman (Argos)
Canvey Island - Canute King Canute PH, Canvey Island
Canvey Island - Haystack Long Road, Canvey Island, Haystack
Chalkwell Park Chalkwell Park Bus Stop
Chandos Garage Hockley Chandos Garage Hockley
Cricketers Westcliff Cricketers Bus Stop, Southend on Sea
Dagenham Wood Lane Wood Lane, Dagenham, Opp Morrisons
Eastwood - Kent Elms Kent Elms Corner, Eastwood, Rayleigh Road
Eastwood - Rochford Cnr Rayleigh Road, Eastwood, Rochford Corner
Eastwood Jones Corner Eastwood, Rayleigh Road, Jones Corner
Bus Stop by Brookside Tavern
Grays Oak PH Oak PH, Socketts Heath, Grays
Hadleigh - Vic House Cnr Vic House Corner, Kiln Road, Hadleigh
Hadleigh Church Hadleigh Church, Bus Layby
Harold Wood Harold Wood, Bus Stops, Harold Wood Station
Hockley Spa Spa Road Bus Stop, Hockley
Hopes Green, S Benfleet High Road, S Benfleet, by Benfleet Tvl opp Shell G
Hornchurch North Street, Hornchurch, Fire Station
Ilford Clements Road, Ilford, by Travelodge IG1 !BA
Kents Hill Lights Kents Hill Lights Bus Stop, London Road, Benfleet
Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) Kiln Road (Kenneth Road) - Thundersley
Leigh on Sea - Elms Elms PH, London Road, Leigh on Sea
Leigh on Sea - Thames Dr Thames Drive, Leigh on Sea
M25 Thurrock Services M25 Thurrock Services Coach Park
North Shoebury Road Bus Stop , outside Asda (St Marys)
North Shoebury Road, Shoeburyness
Pitsea Old Gala Bingo, Pitsea SS13 3AH
Rayleigh Websters Way Websters Way, Rayleigh, opp Rayleigh Lanes
Rochford Station Bus Stop Rochford Station Bus Stop, Bradley Way
Romford St Edwards Way, Romford, Bus Stop 'H'
Shenfield Shenfield Station
Shoeburyness - Kathryn Ct The Cambridge.(Kathryn Ct.), Shoeburyness
South Benfleet Clare Rd Tarpots Coach Stop (opp Clare Road), Sth Benfleet
South Benfleet St Marys St Mary's Church, Layby, South Benfleet
Southchurch Tyrrel Drive Southchurch Road - Tyrrel Drive (Swintons)
Southchurch White Horse White Horse Bus Stop, Southchurch
Southend Airport Bus Stop, Southend Airport, Eastwoodbury Crescent
Southend Queensway Bus Layby, Rear of Sainsburys, Southend
Stanford le Hope Rookery Rookery Corner, Stanford le Hope (St Cleres Hall G
TBA TBA
Thorpe Bay Station Station, Acacia Drive, Thorpe Bay
Upminster Station Approach, Upminster
Vange Barge Vange Barge Bus Stop, High Road, Pitsea
Wakering Crouchmans Wakering High St/ Crouchmans Avenue
West Leigh Schools West Leigh Schools, London Rd, Leigh on Sea
Westcliff on Sea Bell PH Bell PH, Rochford Road Bus Stop
Westcliff on Sea Palace Palace Theatre, Westcliff on Sea
Wickford Halls Corner Halls Corner, opp Police Station, Wickford
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