2018 Devon Coast to Coast & West Somerset Steam

2018 Devon Coast to Coast & West Somerset Steam

Arrive at your first hotel in charming Dunster by steam, explore England's longest heritage railway, visit beautiful Lynton and Lynmouth, connected by their Cliff Railway, explore Devon from coast to coast from the branch line at Barnstaple to the iconic sea wall at Dawlish Warren, culminating in South Devon steam from seaside Torquay.

7 Days From Only £799

 

DEPARTS

Thursday 18 October 2018

 

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

  • Arrive in Dunster aboard the West Somerset Railway

  • Explore Lynton & Lynmouth, connected by their Cliff Railway

  • Day Rover ticket on the West Somerset Railway

  • Round trip on the Lynton & Barnstaple Steam Railway

  • Explore the Tarka Line from Barnstaple in North Devon

  • Arrive in Torquay along one of Britain’s truly great coastal rail journeys

  • Enjoy the South Devon Steam Railway to Buckfastleigh

  • Travel by steam train along the beautiful English Riviera coast line

  • Glorious sightseeing around Torquay

  • Visit Dartmouth, historic naval town

  • Idyllic circular cruise viewing sights from the majestic River Dart

  • Torquay hotel is on the stunning seafront

Also included in your Tour Fare:

  • Dinner every evening

  • Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

  • Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

  • Hotel Porterage

DAY 1

Those travelling on our rail package arrive at Taunton for a short transfer to Bishops Lydeard, where we join the West Somerset Railway, steaming through picturesque autumnal countryside to Dunster in the Exmoor National Park. Here we spend three nights at the charming Yarn Market Hotel in Dunster's pretty High Street.

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DAY 2

A short coach transfer across the northern edge of the Exmoor National Park takes us to Lynton, a charming coastal village overlooking Lynmouth 500 feet below at the shore's edge. We enjoy free time here, transferring between the two villages in unique style and with great views on board the Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway, the steepest water-powered railway in the world.

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DAY 3

Today you can spend as you wish, however, we are providing a Day Rover ticket for the West Somerset Railway. Retrace your tracks to Bishops Lydeard or stop off in Minehead, Watchet or the railways other beautifully preserved stations. Alternatively, explore quaint Dunster or visit its castle.

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DAY 4

Transferring across into North Devon, we take a short steam ride on the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, the beginning of a project to link Lynton and Barnstaple by narrow-gauge steam. At Barnstaple we join the scenic Tarka Line for a 39 mile journey along the gentle valleys of the Taw and Yeo to Exeter, where our coast to coast journey continues along the sea wall at Dawlish, arriving on the English Riviera at Torquay and the Livermead House Hotel, conveniently situated on Torquay's seafront.

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DAY 5

We travel to Totnes, where we join the oldest preserved steam railway in the south-west, the South Devon Railway. Following a pretty route through the Dart Valley on a former GWR branch line, we follow a scenic seven mile journey connecting the beautifully maintained stations at Totnes and Buckfastleigh.

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DAY 6

Today we travel by steam train alongside the English Riviera coastline and Dart Estuary to Kingswear. We take a short ferry crossing to the historic resort of Dartmouth where there is free time for some sightseeing before a gentle circular river cruise. We return by steam train to Paignton, and onwards to our hotel.

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DAY 7

We bid farewell to new found friends and return homeward.

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B=Breakfast, D=Dinner

HOTEL

The Yarn Market, Dunster

A small family-run hotel in medieval Dunster, dominated by its castle, on the edge of the Exmoor national Park. Situated on the High Street in the village centre, the ancient Yarn Market stands directly in front of the hotel.

The Livermead House Hotel, Torquay

The Livermead House is an elegant hotel built in 1820 offering a traditional flavour on Torquay's water’s edge. It’s a level walk along the promenade to the town centre and there is free Wi-Fi Internet access in all public areas.

 

FARES

Fare Region

First

Standard

RC (-)

London: Paddington

£930

£880

-£10

Greater London

£960

£895

-£15

South of England

£970

£900

-£15

East Anglia

£980

£915

-£20

South West

N/A

£835

-£5

Heart of England

£935

£885

-£15

Midlands

£980

£885

-£15

Yorkshire

£1,040

£925

-£25

North East

£1,080

£950

-£25

North West

£1,010

£910

-£20

South Wales

£1,040

£895

-£20

North Wales

£1,020

£910

-£20

Scotland

£1,140

£990

-£30



 

Join & Leave at Hotels £799

 

Single Room Supplement £75

 

6 nights’ bed, breakfast & Table d’Hôte evening meal

Rail travel & seat reservations from your Home Station to Tour Base (Standard or First Class)

Rail & coach travel, with transfers as described

All excursions and admissions as detailed

Services of experienced Railtrail Tour Manager

Hotel Porterage

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