4 days

From £795

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Summary

The neighbouring counties of Devon and Cornwall offer a rich selection of historic houses across a broad expanse of English history, from medieval times through the Tudor, Georgian and Victorian eras and into the twentieth century.

Hartland Abbey was built in 1157 and used a monastery up until 1539 where is became the last dissolved monastery by Henry VIII. The abbey is nestled in a dazzling setting near Hartland Quay on the north Devon coast and is the family home of Sir Hugh and Lady Stucley. Prideaux Place has its origins in the Norman Conquest though the house we see today dates from the reign of Elizabeth I, and we see another fine Tudor house at Cothele in Devon. Lanhydrock, designed as an ‘unpretentious’ family home, dates back to the 17th century is surrounded by extensive gardens, ancient woodlands and quaint riverside paths. While Castle Drogo has the appearance of a medieval fortress it was actually built in the early 20th century by the renowned Edwardian architect Sir Edwin Lutyens. Each house is steeped in family stories and reflects the uniquely colourful tapestry of English history. Caerhays Castle is nestled on Cornwall’s southern coast and has an air of timeless magic. The Williams family have called the castle for many generations and the Grade I listed building showcase their accumulations over the past 140 years.

Tour highlights:

  • The glorious scenery of Devon and Cornwall
  • Visit Castle Drogo which has been recently renovated
  • Prideaux Place with cream Tea
  • Guided Tour of Hartland Abbey
  • Caerhays Castle Tour and Lunch

Departure Routes

Location Depart Return
London
Coach Bays on Tothill Street, Westminster
08.00 22.00
Reading
Outside Sainsbury’s, Jcn 12, M4
09.15 20.45
Swindon
Holiday Inn Express, Frankland Rd
10.30 19.30
Bristol
Bus stop outside DoubleTree Hilton, Redcliffe Way
12.00 18.00

Location Depart Return
Manchester
Coach bays on Store Street, next to NCP car park
07.00 22.00
Stoke
Bus stand at Hinde Street car park
08.45 21.00
Birmingham 09.45 20.00

Please note that all timings are approximate and subject to change. Final timings and pick-up points will be confirmed with your joining instructions approximately 10 days prior to departure.

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Today's Price
£795

Deposit: £100 Single supplement: £175

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  • Accommodation
  • Services of a professional tour manager
  • Meals - as per the itinerary
  • Comfortable coach travel throughout
Tour Departure Tour ID Departure date Return Date Guided by Price Deposit Single supplement Availability
27 July 2022 BCDC220727 27 July 2022 (Wednesday) 30 July 2022 (Saturday) £795
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