Set in the Otter Valley near Exeter, Bicton Park Botanical Gardens are amongst the most beautiful of Britain’s world–renowned historic gardens. The magnificent Palm House is one of the world’s most beautiful garden buildings. You can also discover the temperate and tropical houses, the little house of shells and the romantic Hermitage. Bicton Park Botanical Gardens, Budleigh Salterton,East Devon,EX9 7BG tel: 01395 568465, , www.bictongardens.co.uk
Castle Hill Gardens, Filleigh
Discover 50 acres of privately owned 18th century gardens and explore winding pathways and beautiful woodland. Terraced walks offer visitors stunning Parkland views, and the opportunity to stroll amongst statues, follies and temples. From April the Woodland garden is carpeted with primroses under ancient specimen trees, 176 different magnolias, camellias, rhododendrons and azaleas. Throughout the season the gardens display an abundance of colourful shrubs and mature planting.
Wander by the river to the Ugley Bridge then take a climb to the Castle to enjoy panoramic views of
Exmoor, Dartmoor and beyond. Restricted access for visitors in wheelchairs or those with limited mobility due to the layout of the gardens. An excellent tearoom serves homemade refreshments which can be enjoyed either sitting outside or indoors depending on the weather. Groups welcome by prior arrangement. Open daily except Saturdays, visit our website for current ticket prices and event information. 01598 760336 Ext 1
Bickleigh Mill near Tiverton in Devon, one of Devon’s largest and most exciting rural shopping, eating and recreation destinations housed within this 18th century historic working water Mill. Bickleigh Milloffers three floors of shopping from accessories and gifts to luxury home wares and a dedicated children’s toy floor. Set in the old mill house the bistro provides an excellent dining experience whether for morning coffee, lunch or afternoon tea
Bickleigh Mill, Bickleigh, Devon, EX16 8RG, Tel:01884 855419 www.bickleighmill.com
Three unique resort towns make up the glamorous holiday playground that is the English Riviera. There’s the busy cosmopolitan resort of Torquay, the vibrant town of Paignton and the quaint port and working harbour of Brixham.
Web: www.englishriviera.co.uk and plan your group holiday in Britain’s premier coastal resort.
Langstone Cliff Hotel
The Langstone Cliff has provided the perfect setting for unforgettable Devon holidays since the first guests arrived in the Spring of 1947 Set in 19 acres of child friendly woodland on the beautiful Devon coast at Dawlish Warren with expansive lawns and gardens and magnificent sea views overlooking the golden sandy beaches and internationally famous nature reserve at Dawlish Warren.
Mount Pleasant Road, Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, EX7 0NA
Tel:01626 817953 - 01626 817897 Web:www.langstone-hotel.co.uk
Marwood Hill Gardens
Marwood Hill Garden is a very special private garden tucked secretly away in a North Devon valley.
Covering some 20 acres, with three beautiful lakes, this tranquil garden will provide a day of both inspiration and relaxation for the whole family. Well behaved dogs on leads are welcome too!
The gardens are continually developing and there is something new to see on each visit.
The Plant Sales Nursery in the Walled Garden is not a ‘Garden Centre’ but retains the charm and individuality of an old-fashioned nursery and our aim is to provide something a little bit different. Our team of experienced gardeners are always happy to give advice and ensure that both you and your plants are happy!
The award-winning Garden Tea Room offers a selection of scrumptious homemade and locally sourced cakes and lunches to suit most tastes as well as having great views of the garden whatever the weather.
Please visit our website for more information www.marwoodhillgarden.co.uk
Morwellham Quay is a World Heritage historic copper ore port, village, copper mine & railway just four miles west of Tavistock and bordering the beautiful River Tamar. In its prime the site was the greatest copper ore port in Queen Victoria’s Empire. Today it is a working museum for visitors to relive it’s Victorian heyday. Morwellham Morwellham Quay near Tavistock Devon PL19 8JL
tel: 01822 832766 www.morwellham.org
Plymouth Britain’s Ocean City
Plymouth is a stunning city in a beautiful waterfront setting. Sandwiched between Dartmoor National Park and the incredible South West coastline, there’s something here for every traveller to enjoy.
South Devon Railway
The South Devon Railway is the outstanding seven mile steam railway from Buckfastleigh to Totnes along one of England’s most beautiful stretches of river.
Tel: 0845 345 1427 Email: Web: www.southdevonrailway.co.uk
Stuart Line Cruises
Stuart Line Cruises is the award-winning family business, sailing for over 50 years, we offer year-round cruises, day trips, and events that consistently deliver a high-quality service every trip. We offer great flexibility with bookings - let us know how we can help!
World of County Life
Exmouth is just 8 miles from junction 30 of the M5 there is free parking for your coach and fantastic group rates available. With loads to see and do – extensive outdoor grounds and over two and a half acres under cover - you will enjoy a whole day of fun. Visit the museum, stroll down memory lane in the Victorian Street and don’t forget to check out the Hall of Transport - with over 40 vehicles on display it’s one of the best classic car and vintage vehicle collections in the South West. You should be able to pick out the superstar vehicles that have appeared in ITV’s Downton Abbey & Mr Selfridge and BBC’s Parade’s End – toot toot! www.worldofcountrylife.co.uk
The Yarn Market Hotel
The Yarn Market Hotel is located in the centre of the medieval village of Dunster in Exmoor National Park and has 28 bedrooms, meeting rooms, 2 restaurants and is ideal for groups of all sizes. Dunster Castle and the West Somerset Railway are our nearest attractions. The Exmoor area has fantastic scenery and for walkers there is a boot and drying room. Special interest breaks such as garden tours, walking holidays or visits to local attractions can be arranged for groups of all sizes and we can provide suggested itineraries and flexible mealtimes to fit in with the group’s timetables.
Barnstaple Heritage Centre
Queen Anne’s Walk, The Strand, Barnstaple. EX31 1EU.
Tel: 01271 373003
Clovelly Visitor Centre
Near Bideford, Devon EX39 5TA
Tel: 01237 431781 E-mail:
Torrington, Devon EX38 7AN
Tel: 01805 626 242 Web:
Old Railway Station Station Road, Okehampton, EX20 1EJ
Tel:01837 55164 Web:
Dartmouth Steam Railway & River Boat Company
Kingswear Signal Box,
The Square, Kingswear TQ6 0AA
Tel: 01803 555872 Web:
The Donkey Sanctuary
Sidmouth, Devon EX10 0NU
Tel: 01395 578222 Web:
Great Western Railway
First Great western, Freepost, SWB40576, Plymouth Pl4 6ZZ
Tel: 08457 000 125 Web:
Ottery Saint Mary EX11 1LU
Tel:01404 822 188 Web:
1 The Cloisters Exeter EX1 1HS
Tel:01392 285970 Web:
13 The Quay, Brixham TQ5 0ES Tel: 01803 882 811
Mount Pleasant Road Dawlish Warren, Dawlish, Devon
EX7 0NA, Tel: 01626 868000 Web:
Lynmouth & Lynton Lift Co,
The Cliff Railway, The Esplanade, Lynmouth, N Devon EX35 6EQ.
Tel 01598 753908 / 753486
Lynton And Barnstaple Railway,
Woody Bay Station Devon, Parracombe, EX31 4RA
Tel:01598 763487 Web:
Marwood Hill Gardens
Marwood, Barnstaple, North Devon, EX31 4EB Tel: 01271 342528
Kenton Exeter, Devon EX6 8JQ, United Kingdom. Tel: 01626 890 243
Plymouth City Museums & Art Gallery
Drake Circus, Plymouth, Devon PL4 8AJ Tel: 01752 304774
Plymouth Gin Distillery
Black Friars Distillery, Southside Street, Plymouth,
Devon PL1 2LQ
Tel: 01752 665292 Web:
Plymouth Marketing Bureau
7th floor, Civic Centre,Armada Way, Plymouth,
Devon PL1 2EW Tel:01752 304882.
Torbay Road Torquay, Devon TQ2 5EZ
Tel:0844 871 3023 Web:
Sharpham Wine and Cheese
Totnes South Devon,TQ9 7UT
Tel: 01803 732203 Web: