Devon on Earth

Situated in the mid Devon countryside, Tiverton is an ideal base for exploring all the area's attractions. Our packaged tour features a steam train journey, a visit to a stately home, a river cruise, delightful donkeys and cider!

Day 1 Arrival
We arrive at our hotel in time for dinner.

Day 2 Tiverton Museum, Sheppy's Cider & Knightshayes (NT)
After breakfast, we embark on a short journey to the Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life, which houses excellent collections of artefacts and photographs of the Mid Devon area from the past 150 years. Our next stop is Sheppy's Cider Visitor Centre, where we enjoy a guided tour and tasting, learning about one of the oldest premium craft making cider families in the world. We have free time for lunch in the restaurant before heading back to Tiverton and Knightshayes where we learn more about this imposing, grand Gothic styled manor house on a guided tour.

Day 3 West Somerset Railway, Minehead & Lynton & Lynmouth
This morning, we travel to Bishops Lydeard for a steam journey on the UK’s longest heritage railway, West Somerset Railway. After a visit to its Gauge Museum on Platform 1, we embark on a relaxing journey through stunning countryside to Minehead. We have free time to enjoy lunch here before heading to the picturesque town of Lynmouth. From here, we travel to Lynton, perched 500ft above, on a unique Victorian water powered funicular cliff lift (ticket price not included, payable locally) enjoying the stunning views as we glide up the 862ft length of track between these two historic towns.

Day 4 River Exe Cruise, Sidmouth & The Donkey Sanctuary 
This morning we travel to Exmouth for a circular cruise on the River Exe. Sailing on calm and sheltered waters, our skipper will provide us with live commentary on the history and wildlife of the area. Following our boat trip, we make our way to Sidmouth where we spend time at leisure before visiting the Donkey Sanctuary (free entry) to meet many of the 500 donkeys who live here.

Day 5 Departure
After breakfast, we make our way home.

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

AAA+ Double for Single Occupancy Fantastic Touring Location
The modern Best Western Tiverton Hotel is set within its own grounds and is located in a pleasant area just outside the centre of the market town of Tiverton, ideal for excursions to both north and south Devon. The 69 spacious, comfortable bedrooms are decorated in neutral shades and whilst there is no lift access to bedrooms, there are plenty of ground floor rooms. The large hotel restaurant is traditional in style and the large bar has plenty of character and comfortable seating. • Ground floor rooms • Bar • Restaurant • Tea/coffee in room • Coach parking is on-site & free of charge

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

Tiverton, Devon
4 Nights Half Board
2020 Twin from £329pp
No Double for Sole Use Supplement (max 4 incl driver)

• Porterage
• Welcome tea/coffee
• Choice of menu & tea/coffee after dinner
• Entrance to Tiverton Museum of Mid Devon Life
• Guided tour of Knightshayes
• Single rail journey West Somerset Railway Bishop’s Lydeard – Minehead
• River Exe Circular Cruise (75 – 90 minutes)
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£329 for 5 days

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