The Perfect English Break

By Niamh Duffy -


We had an amazing few days in Devon at the end of May, it was full of great food, great company and great views.

Whether it was fish 'n' chips at the seaside, cream tea in a cafe by the river or ice cream on the harbour it was the perfect English break at the seaside.

Day 1

A morning in historic Exeter & an afternoon in sunny Torquay

I didn't realise the true beauty of Exeter before getting off the coach and taking a stroll through the historic Exeter city. With the Cathedral being one of the major landmarks its beauty is truly breathtaking. With the modern highstreet merging with sections of the ancient Roman Wall and listed buildings there is always something to look at.

Where better to eat lunch than looking over the bay of Torquay? The Living Coasts Museum Cafe provides just that, the sea air and great food. No trip to Devon is complete without some proper Devonshire ice cream, and what better place to sit than Torquay harbour. With its turquoise waters, children with there buckets full of crabs and endless boats you could sit here for hours and just take in the views.

Day 2

Cream tea in Tavistock & a picnic in the Moors

The morning was spent in the quaint Georgian town of Tavistock, with it’s wonderful markets and some of the best cream teas we’ve ever tasted at The East Gate Café. After a drive across Dartmoor National Park we had a lovely picnic in the heart of Dartmoor at The Café on the Green. Followed by a stroll around the village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor and a relax in the sun.

Then it was time to put our thinking caps on for the pub quiz.. Congratulations to the 'Dropouts' Helen, Malcolm, Sheila and Josie for coming first!

Day 3

Fish 'n' chips at the seaside in Ilfracombe

Our final day in Devon was spent in the beautiful seaside town of Ilfracombe. With the tunnels beaches and a stunning harbour could you think of a better way to spend a day in Devon?

A stroll through Ilfracombe really is everything you think it would be, the perfect place to visit for a day at the sea side. With endless fish ‘n’ chip shops treat yourself to some food on the harbourside with children playing on the beach and boats mooring in the harbour. Then sit in the sun outside a café, The Naked Cake being our recommendation, for a final cream tea or a slice of cake.

If you fancy coming on our next tour to Devon call us on 0800 612 2605 or enquire online now >> http://www.limitlesstravel.org

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