Spend Easter at the Royal York and Faulkner Hotel, overlooking the waters of Lyme Bay on the Regency promenade at Sidmouth, a town with old world charm and delightful gardens. On this tour you have time to enjoy the town as well as sightseeing along the coast, visits to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, the Donkey Sanctuary and a ride on the South Devon Railway.
Day 1 After a morning taxi pick up, we make our way into Dorset, stopping in Bournemouth for lunch. On into Devon, we arrive at our hotel in the afternoon.
Day 2 After breakfast we drive to Bicton Park Botanical Gardens. Set in Devon’s Otter Valley, the Grade I listed gardens are a product of almost 300 years of horticultural history and we have included the gardens, glass houses and a ride on the woodland railway. Later, we continue along the East Devon Heritage Coast to Exmouth.
Day 3 A day at leisure to enjoy this beautiful Regency town, or join your driver for a visit to the famous Donkey Sanctuary.
Day 4 A scenic drive on the edge of Dartmoor National Park, to Buckfastleigh where we enjoy a return journey on the South Devon Railway, travelling along the Dart Valley through the beautiful Devon hills. Easter is a special time at the South Devon Railway and there will be displays of vintage cars, buses and motorbikes at Buckfastleigh to admire as well as visiting the Dartmoor Otter and Buckfast Butterﬂy Centre adjacent to the station.
Day 5 Leaving our hotel after breakfast, we travel home via Dorchester. We reach the local area late afternoon.
A magniﬁcent Regency building, enjoying an unrivalled position on Sidmouth's elegant Esplanade, this family run hotel is ideally located directly overlooking the sea and adjacent to the picturesque town centre. The Royal York and Faulkner has a reputation for oﬀering hospitality, service and comfort, as well as excellent food. All rooms oﬀer TV, telephone, hairdryer and hospitality tray. There is WiFi and a lift, but with some steps throughout.