Historic South Devon & Rugged Dartmoor
Based at the (grand old) Duke of Cornwall hotel in Plymouth, our tour of South Devon takes in some of its oldest attractions set amidst the wild beauty of Dartmoor. We feature Morwellham Quay, Buckland Abbey and the Mayflower Museum, and enjoy a railway
Mayflower Museum Credit Dom Moore
journey and a scenic cruise. PACKAGED ITINERARY Day 1 Arrival We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner. Day 2 Morwellham Quay & Buckland Abbey
We step back in time this morning as we visit the award-winning Morwellham Quay which forms part of a World Heritage Site featuring the only open copper mine in the UK, made accessible to visitors by a riverside railway. Next we make our way to Tavistock with free time for lunch and a stroll around the ancient Pannier market. In the afternoon, we enjoy a guided tour of Buckland Abbey , part house, part museum, crammed with treasures and surrounded by meadows with magnificent views of the Tavy Valley. Day 3 Plymouth Boat Cruise, Mayflower Museum & Plymouth We head to the Mayflower Steps in Plymouth this morning, from where we enjoy a 1 hour return harbour cruise across the Plymouth Sound, past Plymouth Hoe and Drake’s Island, heading to the Royal Naval Dockyard. Once back on dry land, we visit the Mayflower Museum . In the afternoon, we enjoy free time in the old harbour area of Plymouth, browsing the historic independent shops and cafés. Day 4 South Devon Railway & Dartmoor Today, we enjoy a return journey on the South Devon Railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes, along a seven mile stretch of line that runs along the stunning valley of the River Dart. In the afternoon, we have a scenic drive across spectacularly beautiful Dartmoor. Day 5 Departure After breakfast, we make our way home.
South Devon Railway Credit Roy Smallpage
Duke of Cornwall Plymouth, Devon
Built in 1863, ‘The Grand Old Duke’ springs to mind for this striking hotel with its beautiful Victorian gothic architecture. This hotel is ideally located on the fringe of Plymouth’s vibrant city centre, just a short stroll from Plymouth Hoe promenade and its beautiful ocean views, and combines historical features such as the Grade II listed staircase with sympathetic modernisations. The 72 bedrooms feature traditional furnishings and are equipped with a TV, hairdryer and tea/coffee making facilities. The elegant restaurant has beautiful features, including grand pillars & a domed ceiling, while the spacious bar and lounge area features wood panelling and chesterfield sofas, perfect for relaxing with a drink. • Lift • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is off-site & chargeable 4 Nights Half Board Twin from £379pp No Single Supplement (max 5 incl driver) Based on Sunday arrivals
Why not make the most of our proximity to Cornwall and spend a day exploring the lovely county? Please call our sales team for information.
Inclusions • Porterage • Choice of menu • Tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Morwellham Quay • Guided tour of Buckland Abbey • 1 hour return Plymouth harbour cruise • Entrance to Mayflower Museum • South Devon Railway return journey Buckfastleigh - Totnes
Plymouth Harbour from Plymouth Hoe
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