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West Somerset Railway

Somerset Explorer

Experience the scenery of Somerset including the Quantock Hills, Bridgwater Bay and venture along the North Devon coast on this delightful new tour.

5 Days from £699

UK Tour

  • Luxury Coach Travel
  • Door to Door Service
  • Half Board
  • Museum of Somerset
  • West Somerset Railway
  • The Bishops Palace and
  • Gardens
  • Excursions as Listed
Mon 9 September 2024
  • £699
  • 5 Days
  • G2450

  • Single Supplement £Nil

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Day 1 We travel to Somerset making suitable refreshment stops along the way.

Day 2 A free morning in Minehead, before we head to Taunton, with time to explore and get some lunch. In the afternoon, indulge in a tour at the Museum of Somerset, complete with a glass of wine to enhance your experience. After dinner tonight we have a quiz.

Day 3 We drive into Devon, through Exmoor National Park to Lynmouth, a picturesque resort with narrow streets and the option to ride the cliff railway to Lynton. In the afternoon, we visit the delightful harbour town of Ilfracombe.

Day 4 A wonderful day on Britain’s longest standard gauge heritage railway for a forty-mile return journey winding through glorious Somerset countryside and the Bristol Channel coastline. At Bishops Lydeard, we rejoin our coach to cross the Quantock Hills to the market town of Bridgwater, for free time to get some lunch. We return to Bishops Lydeard for the return journey to Minehead. Tonight we have live entertainment.

Day 5 Following breakfast, we'll journey to The Bishops Palace and Gardens, a magnificent medieval palace that has served as the residence of the Bishops of Bath and Wells for more than 800 years. These historic grounds, encompassing 14 acres of RHS partner gardens, offer a captivating end to our holiday.

Northfield Hotel

The hotel is located on the lower slopes of Northhill in Minehead, in nearly 2 acres of landscaped gardens reputed to have been laid out by Gertrude Jekyll. Leisure facilities include swimming pool, gym, and steam room. Bedrooms have TV, telephone, hairdryer, and hospitality tray. The hotel has free WiFi and a lift.


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