Summertime in Sidmouth
Saturday 10th - Thursday 15th August 2019
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Life doesn’t change much in the little Regency seaside town of Sidmouth, which is a sanctuary from the excesses of modern-day tourism. Join us for a five-night summer break at the family-run Royal York and Faulkner Hotel.
Your Holiday Hotel
The Royal York & Faulkner Hotel will need no introduction to those who have travelled with Roadmark to Sidmouth before. Situated on the Esplanade, the family-run hotel has been popular with our guests for many years. We always receive attentive service, traditional comfort and really good food. The Hotel does have a lift, although there are stairs in some corridors. There is a spa with hydrotherapy pool, steam cabin and sauna (additional charge applies).
(DAY 1) Saturday 10th August
On our journey to the West Country we will visit Kingston Lacy, home to the Bankes family for over 300 years. The house, built to resemble an Italian palace, has a famous art collection. The gardens feature sweeping lawns and a Japanese Garden, complete with authentic tea house.
(DAY 2) Sunday 11th August
Today is Dartmoor Day. We will drive to Exeter to join a GWR train for the journey along a rural line that skirts the fringes of Dartmoor. Arriving in Okehampton we transfer to a heritage diesel train for a scenic return trip to the Meldon Viaduct. Rejoining the coach we travel to Tavistock then climb high onto the Moor passing Princetown with its gloomy prison. Crossing the rugged central part of Dartmoor, we return via Moretonhampstead and Bovey Tracey.
(DAY 3) Monday 12th August
View the estuaries of the River Teign and the River Exe today as we travel via Teignmouth and Dawlish to Powderham Castle. One of Devon’s oldest family homes, Powderham enjoys a picturesque setting within an ancient deer park beside the Exe estuary. We will discover over 600 years of history on a guided tour.
(DAY 4) Tuesday 13th August
First to the old lace-making town of Honiton with time to explore the Tuesday market. Then we will visit Killerton, the country house and estate given to the National Trust in 1944 by Sir Richard Acland.
(DAY 5) Wednesday 14th August
A free day in which to relax at our Hotel, and enjoy a stroll in Sidmouth with its small independent shops, promenade and colourful gardens.
(DAY 6) Thursday 15th August
Travel home today, with a lunchtime stop in Dorchester, meeting the taxis during the late afternoon.