A lovely spring visit to the Royal York and Faulkner Hotel, overlooking the waters of Lyme Bay on the Regency promenade at Sidmouth, a town with old world charm and delightful gardens.
Day 1 After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way into Dorset, stopping in Bournemouth for lunch. On into Devon, we arrive at our hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2 After breakfast we drive to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Set in Devon’s Otter Valley, the Grade I listed gardens are a product of almost 300 years of horticultural history and we have included the gardens, glass houses and a ride on the woodland railway. Later, we continue along the East Devon Heritage Coast to Exmouth.
Day 3 A day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful Regency town, or join your driver for a half-day excursion to Lyme Regis. Please note that Lyme Regis has very steep roads.
Day 4 Today we visit Seaton and the famous Seaton Tramway for a three-mile journey by narrow gauge tram through the glorious Axe Valley, through two nature reserves to Colyton. We have an included soup and sandwich lunch at the Tramway Café. In the afternoon we visit Sidmouth’s famous Donkey Sanctuary.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home via Dorchester. We reach the local area late afternoon.
A magnificent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family-run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. All rooms offer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, but with some steps throughout.