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Railways of Somerset & the Devon Coast

Expect stunning coastlines, beautiful countryside and picturesque towns as we explore the delights of Somerset and Devon from a new perspective on this fantastic holiday. From our base in charming Tiverton, we’ll enjoy memorable rides on no less than five different railways, including the West Somerset Railway, the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway, and the South Devon Railway. With other highlights including a scenic boat cruise and visits to Dunster, Lynton and Lynmouth, there’s no better way to take in this beautiful corner of the England.

Tour Includes

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Included coach travel on excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

5 days from £645pp

Travel Options
Outbound &
Inbound Travel
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  • Coach Excursions
  • Rail Excursions
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Make your own way to our hotel, where you meet an experienced Tour Manager and enjoy a relaxing evening.

Includes Dinner

This morning, we board our coach and travel to the charming village of Bishops Lydeard, the starting point of our journey on the West Somerset Railway to Minehead. Spanning over 20 miles, the route offers a panoramic view of Somerset's stunning landscape, with highlights including the remote hills of Exmoor, the striking vistas of the Devon coast, and the breathtaking Quantock Hills – recognised as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Following this, we make our way to the quaint, historic village of Dunster. Dunster boasts a wealth of listed buildings, and overlooking the village is Dunster Castle, which offers spectacular views.

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Included Highlights

Dunster West Somerset Railway

Today, our coach takes us to Woody Bay Station, where we join the Lynton & Barnstaple Railway for a memorable 2-mile round journey through the heart of the beautiful North Devon landscape countryside before our coach takes us to Lynton.

A fantastic experience is next as we enjoy a ride on the Victorian Funicular Cliff Railway. This unique water-powered lift takes you up to the town of Lynmouth, offering breathtaking views of the North Devon coastline along the way. Explore each town's array of charming curio, pottery and souvenir shops, and don’t miss the local history museum.

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Lynton Lynton & Lynmouth Cliff Railway Lynton & Barnstaple Railway

Today, we start our day at Buckfastleigh, boarding on the South Devon Railway. This 7-mile journey takes us on a scenic route alongside the River Dart to Totnes. Once at Totnes, we join a boat cruise service and wind our way through a valley brimming with natural beauty until we reach Dartmouth, a picturesque fishing town filled with quaint streets, sweeping steps and historic buildings.

After free time, we board the foot ferry to Kingswear and then join the Dartmouth Steam Railway to Paignton, covering 7 awe-inspiring miles alongside the breathtaking Torbay shoreline and through lush, forested terrains.

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Included Highlights

River Boat Cruise South Devon Railway Dartmouth

After breakfast, you are free to check out of our hotel and make your own way home or even take the opportunity to explore Tiverton.

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Single Room Supplement from £150.00 (5 days).


You will stay for four nights at the Tiverton Hotel, Lounge & Venue.

Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue

Set in two and a half acres of mature gardens on the edge of the delightful market town of Tiverton, the Tiverton Hotel Lounge & Venue is ideally located being just 7 miles from Tiverton train station and with public transport links close by. The hotel’s Gallery Restaurant serves a full English breakfast with locally sourced produce. Drinks can be enjoyed in the hotel’s comfortable bar. There is complimentary parking on site with electric car charge point, and hotel guests have complimentary use of the pool and gym at the nearby Exe Valley Leisure Centre in Tiverton.

Hotel Facilities

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  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Free Wifi
  • Ensuite Facilities
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • Disabled Rooms Available
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • Guest Lounge
  • Restaurant
  • WiFi Available

Travel Options

When it comes to getting you to your destination, Leger Holidays makes it easy with a selection of travel options to choose from.

Make your own way breaks

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Combine the experience of a group tour with the independence of travelling at your leisure to our hotel.

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