Details Of Holiday From Christian Guild Hotels
Holiday Title:Devon in Summer
Dates:24th Jun 2018 - 29th Jun 2018
Brochure Code:0
Holiday Type:Heritage
Ensuite Package Price:£495
Hotel:Sidholme Hotel
Contact Tel:01395 515104

Discover the delights of Devon with stunning coastal views, unspoilt countryside and historic towns and fishing villages. Our knowledgeable tour manager will provide interesting facts as you sit back and relax en-route to various National Trust properties. We will take a cruise around the beautiful bay, spotting some of the highest cliffs from the Triassic era and the unique sea stacks at Ladram Bay.

Monday: Forde Abbey and Gardens A guided tour.

Forde Abbey in Dorset is a treasure in an area already known for its outstanding beauty. It is a family home as well as a living and breathing working estate, and welcomes visitors all year round.

The house is surrounded by 30 acres of spectacular award-winning gardens. The landscape has developed slowly since monastic times. The monks certainly grew vegetables in large quantities, but whatever dorset gardens they had have disappeared over the centuries.

The only monastic structure that remains today is the Great Pond at the top of the garden. This now brings water into the garden but originally its purpose was to power a mill for grain, which stood on the site of the old sawmills.

Tuesday: Stuart Line Boat cruise.

Exmouth is a Gateway town to the Jurassic Coast World Heritage site and marks the start of the unique 95 miles of coastline.

The site was opened by HRH Prince Charles in 2002 and is marked by a Geoneedle at Orcombe Point.

In league with other natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier Reef, the site exposes over 250 million years of the Earth’s history.

Our Jurassic Coast Cruise takes in the oldest section, known as the Triassic Era, famous for its deep red colour.  Your skipper will give you a live commentary during the cruise covering the changing history and appearance of the area as well as the wildlife and towns.  Tides permitting, the vessel will sail in close to the cliffs for a detailed view and then sail further out to offer a panoramic view.

Wednesday: Free day

Thursday : A La Ronde and Exmouth.

National trust quirky 18th-century, 16 sided house with fascinating interior decoration and collections.

For more informaiton please telephone Sidholme Hotel on on 01395 515104.

programme subject to change