North Devon

4* The Park Hotel, Barnstaple: RHS Garden Rosemoor, Dartington Crystal, Hartland Abbey, Bideford, Barnstaple, Quince Honey Farm & Horse Drawn Barge Cruise


Accommodation - The Park Hotel Barnstaple (Arrival Day: 1) (Nights: 5) PRICE AVAILABILITY
Double/Twin for Sole900.002+
Park View Double725.001+
Park View Twin725.001+
RHS Member-7.002+

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North Devon

We stay at the 4* Park Hotel Barnstaple. Visit the beautiful RHS Garden Rosemoor and explore Hartland Abbey the cherished home of the Stucley family filled with treasures and memorabilia collected over many generations. Spend time at leisure in both Bideford and Barnstaple. Enjoy a tour of Quince Honey Farm & a Tiverton Canal Horse Drawn Barge Cruise.
Friday 16 September 2022
6 Days
£675 per person sharing a twin/double room
£125 single supplement
Upgrade to Park View Room from £50 per person (twin/double rooms)
£7 RHS Member Discount
Home to home pick up/set down from £25 per person
Front seat supplement £15 for the duration of the tour
Price includes:
All coach travel
5 nights dinner, bed & breakfast
Admission to RHS Garden Rosemoor
Dartington Crystal Factory Tour
Admission to Hartland Abbey
Quince Honey Farm Tour
Tiverton Canal Cruise


Fri 16 September

Departing the local area, we have a lunch stop on route before arriving at our hotel in time to settle in before dinner. The Park Hotel, Barnstaple one of the renowned "Brend Hotel" group was recently awarded 4* from the AA following a multi-million pound redevelopment.


Sat 17 September

Today we enjoy a morning discovering RHS Garden Rosemoor. Nestled in the Torridge Valley, Rosemoor is an enchanting place to visit in every season. The garden is rich in horticultural heritage and could be said to have two faces: one designed more recently by the RHS and the other created over time.
As a visitor, you will experience the newest areas first, beginning with the multi-faceted Formal Garden and then the Stream Field and Lake to the north. These in turn lead toward the South West and Devon Orchards and the very popular Fruit and Vegetable Garden. Walking through the Underpass you discover the contrasting original garden of Lady Anne Berry, which consists of many garden 'rooms' that blend seamlessly into one. This afternoon we visit Dartington Crystal the UK's only remaining glass factory. A visit to Dartington Crystal is a unique and fascinating experience for all. Discover their story and development in the exhibition centre and then watch skilled glass makers in action on the factory floor.


Sun 18 September

Today we visit Hartland Abbey with its beautiful gardens and grounds. It is the cherished home of the Stucley family with treasures and memorabilia collected over many generations. Founded by Augustinian monks in 1157 the Abbey was dissolved in 1539, surviving longer than any monastery in England. The beautiful 18th Century Walled and Woodland gardens, the walks and the parkland provide visitors with extensive grounds through which to wander and enjoy the stunning valley leading down to the rugged Atlantic cove and cottage at Blackpool Mill, the location for many notable films. On our return we visit Bideford, browse the many antique shops with plenty of heirlooms for sale.


Mon 19 September

We spend today at leisure in Barnstaple. Perhaps you will choose to visit Pannier Market which is situated in one of Barnstaple’s most iconic buildings, with antiques and collectables on offer, or take a stroll around the town or take a walk on the South West Coast Path by the River Taw.


Tue 20 September

This morning we head to Quince Honey Farm for a guided tour where we learn about the whole honey process from hive to jar, how bees create honeycomb and of course there will be an opportunity to taste the product! This afternoon we take a leisurely Horse Drawn Barge along the Tiverton Canal.


Wed 21 September

We depart The Park Hotel after a leisurely breakfast and return home with a stop on route, arriving back late afternoon.



Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour. Please note some pick up points may not be served on all departure dates.

Baldock Market Place N/STBATBA
Bishops Stortford Dane StTBATBA
Buntingford The Crown PHTBATBA
Cambridge Trumpington P&RTBATBA
Great Shelford STBATBA
Harlow Bus Stn Stop 14TBATBA
Letchworth Station Rd STBATBA
Newport Stn Rd Bus Stop STBATBA
Royston Bus StationTBATBA
Saffron Walden High St STBATBA
Sawbridgeworth White L. STBATBA
Sawston War Memorial STBATBA
South MimmsTBATBA
Stansted Mountfit Har STBATBA
Stevenage Danestrete KTBATBA


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