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Monday
24 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Tuesday
25 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Wednesday
26 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Thursday
27 June
9:00am - 7:30pm
Friday
28 June
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Saturday
29 June
9:00am - 4:00pm
Sunday
30 June
10:00am - 4:00pm
A view to the Woolacombe sands, perhaps one of England's finest sandy beaches. Devon.

"I have never before been gifted with such an abundance of natural beauty!" said Director Steven Spielberg after visiting glorious North Devon. Blessed with beautiful sandy beaches, quaint islands and cultural towns, our long weekend down in the south-west is just perfect for a UK summer break.

Barnstaple

Itinerary

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Check-in at your hotel. When evening comes, we can enjoy a welcome drink with other Solos guests before having dinner in the hotel restaurant. 

  • Accommodation 3 * The Barnstaple Hotel
  • MEALS Dinner included

After breakfast, we will board our coach and head to Hartland Abbey for a tour. Built in the 12th century, Hartland Abbey survived as a monastery longer than any other in the country. It is also the cherished home of the Stucley family, with treasures and memorabilia collected over many generations. The beautiful woodland gardens, the walks and the parkland provide the location for many notable films and TV shows such as BBC’s Antiques Roadshow, which was filmed here in 2012. During May 2007 the BBC spent three weeks here for filming of Jane Austen’s classic, ‘Sense and  Sensibility’, adapted by Andrew Davies.

  • Accommodation 3 * The Barnstaple Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

After breakfast we will head out for a half day walking tour around Barnstaple with a local guide. Located on the River Taw, this ancient town was granted a charter in 930AD by King Aethelstan. Lying to the north of Dartmoor and west of mystical Exmoor, this now flourishing market town features attractive narrow streets and alleys. See the traditional Pannier Market, the Norman mound and remnants of the original castle. The rest of the afternoon is ours to explore the town, perhaps do a spot of shopping or even head to one of the best beaches around, Saunton or Woolacombe. In the evening we will enjoy a farewell dinner at the hotel with other Solos guests.

  • Accommodation 3 * The Barnstaple Hotel
  • MEALS Dinner included

After checking out, you may like to explore the local area before heading home. Much-loved by many, the book Tarka the Otter was inspired by many of the footpaths and cycle paths around here. You could also take in the Exmoor Steam Railway which runs from Bratton Fleming nearby.

  • Accommodation 3 * The Barnstaple Hotel
  • MEALS Breakfast included

The Barnstaple Hotel ★★★

The great family run hotel is in a prime location for exploring the north of Devon, based just a 15 minute walk from the town centre and a short drive to the famous golden beaches. The hotel is off the A361 and 0.9 miles from Barnstaple Pannier Market. Barnstaple station is a 20 minute walk from the hotel. Complimentary car parking is available.

Facilities include

Enjoy the many facilities on offer including a stylish brasserie, 2 bars, games room with pool tables (during school holidays) and sun terrace. The relaxing health and leisure club features an indoor heated swimming pool, outdoor heated swimming pool (April-October), fitness suite, saunas and chill out sanctuary.

Rooms include

Our spacious and comfortable rooms, many of which overlook the pool or gardens, all feature free WiFi, telephones, toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and hairdryers.

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What’s included?

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Return transfers to Hartland Abbey
  • Entrance to Hartland Abbey with Tour (depending on group size might be shared with other guests)
  • Half-day guided walking tour of Barnstaple
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners

What's extra?

  • Insurance - see here

Useful Information

Location & Transport
The hotel is off the A361 and 0.9 miles from Barnstaple Pannier Market. Barnstaple station is a 20 minute walk from the hotel. Complimentary car parking is available.

Included Programme
Return transfers to Hartland Abbey and Entrance to Hartland Abbey with Tour (depending on group size might be shared with other guests) and half day guided tour of Barnstaple guided walking tour.

Gratuities
We suggest a Group Collection to cover guides, transfer drivers, and hotel staff of £15.00 per person. Your Tour Leader will collect this on your behalf and distribute it accordingly, thus relieving you of the burden of who, when and how much to tip. The tipping of housekeeping will be left to your individual discretion (a small amount left in your room on departure should cover this and would be much appreciated). As is customary, ‘the hat’ will be passed around for the driver and guide on all optional excursions. For any meals that are not included in your itinerary, or taxi fares, your Tour Leader can advise of an appropriate % to add on.

Dress Code
The dress code for during the day is casual. In the evenings the dress code is smart casual. Comfortable shoes for walking and sightseeing are recommended.

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Depart Return Nights Age Group Price From COMMENTS  
26 Jul 2019 29 Jul 2019 3 All Ages £ 569 BOOK
19 Sep 2019 22 Sep 2019 3 50+ £ 569 BOOK

What’s included?

  • Twin/double room for single use with private facilities
  • Welcome drink & information meeting
  • Return transfers to Hartland Abbey
  • Entrance to Hartland Abbey with Tour (depending on group size might be shared with other guests)
  • Half-day guided walking tour of Barnstaple
  • Accompanying Solos Tour Leader
  • Breakfast daily & 2 dinners

What's extra?

  • Insurance - see here

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