The Cream of Devon, Paignton
From its days as a small fishing village, Paignton has since grown to become one of the gems of the South, boasting plenty of attractions to keep you occupied. And it’s not just the mild climate which draws thousands to the seaside resort year after year – there’s a fantastic seafront which comprises of a promenade, Paignton Pier, and lots of great shops, plus delightful gardens and a harbour scene where pretty coloured yachts are dotted across the landscape. Add to this the long stretches of sandy beaches too, and it makes for an ideal leisurely break.
Day 1 Departure: 0930 - 1030 hrs. Travel to Devon making a comfort stop en-route. Hotel check-in. Dinner is included for the next 4 nights.
Days 2 – 4 Tours include:
Sidmouth, a Regency town with long, wide, level promenade and plentiful seating to entice you to relax, take in the sea air and watch the world go by. At the western end, high above the bay on red sandstone cliffs, the Connaught Gardens (admission free) display a magnificent variety of trees, shrubs and beds. Be enticed by stylish eating places, along with some of the best shops in East Devon, selling desirable items.
Brixham, where the classic harbour provides a backdrop to the brightly painted cottages, a nod to its maritime roots. Today, a stroll around the charming town reveals independent shops aplenty and the Artists Corner on the Strand is brimming with culture.
Dartmouth, a fishing port rich in buildings of architectural and historical interest, including the 17th century Butterwalk, a timber-framed arcade.
Half day at leisure in Paignton.
Day 5 Depart after breakfast making a comfort stop en-route. Arrive home: mid-afternoon.
• Return coach travel
• 4 nights accommodation
• Traditional English breakfast with self-service buffet starter
• 3 course semi silver service dinner (3 choices) plus after dinner tea/coffee
• Nightly entertainment
• Hotel porter service
• All coach tours
The Palace Hotel, Paignton
The Palace Hotel has retained the elegant splendour of its original classical décor and façade. Situated in a prime seafront location, in two acres of grounds, approximately 100 metres from Paignton Sands and the town centre. Originally owned by Issac Singer, inventor of the Singer Sewing Machine.
Bedrooms: En-suite with TV, telephone, hairdryer, trouser press and hot drinks facilities.
Facilities: Bar and lounge. Gym, sauna, steam room and indoor swimming pool. Beauty room with treatments (additional charges).
Mobility Information: Lift to both floors. Various steps throughout the hotel. 2 ground floor bedrooms (6 steps to these bedrooms).
Supplements (subject to availability):
No single room supplement
Club room supplement £8.00 per person per night
Executive room supplement £15.00 per person per night
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