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A North Devon Christmas at the Royal & Fortescue

A North Devon Christmas at the Royal & Fortescue

Tue 24 Dec 2019: A 5 day Christmas coach holiday to North Devon staying in Barnstaple at the 3* Royal & Fortescue Hotel. This tour includes; entrance to Knightshayes Court (NT), pantomime tickets, entertainment programme and traditional Christmas lunch!

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Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 December 2019


Here at Johnsons, we personally select all of our hotels. Whilst fantastic standards are key in all of our Hotels, the Brend Hotels Group is truly exceptional. Offering superior locations, attractive period buildings, and top calibre staff – why not make this year’s celebrations extra special and join us at the Royal & Fortescue Hotel.


Look What’s Included


  • Door to Door Service

  • Our own courier service

  • Club Class Extra Legroom Coach

  • 4 nights half board

  • Traditional Christmas lunch

  • Christmas entertainment programme

  • Pantomime visit

  • Entrance to Knightshayes Court (NT)


Not included: 4 lunches



We travel to the south west with tea/coffee and mince pies on arrival. Relax and settle in before the evening entertainment begin with a drinks reception, dinner, followed by the local choir who will sing to you all your favourite Christmas carols.


Merry Christmas! After a hearty breakfast join in the games and quizzes provided. Manager's Christmas Day Cocktail Party with Bucks Fizz and Canapes before your traditional Christmas Day lunch. Later, enjoy the Queen's speech with tea and Christmas cake. A cold meat and seafood buffet is served at dinner followed by a quiz.


Another morning of leisure. In the early afternoon we head to Barnstaple's Queens Theatre for a matinee pantomime performance of 'Snow White & The Seven Dwarfs'. Upon returning to our hotel the afternoon is free to relax before dinner, then 'A Night at the Races'.


Today we enjoy a scenic drive this morning to the picturesque resort of Lynmouth where we have time to explore the narrow streets and maybe take the cliff railway to the twin village of Lynton. From here we make our way through scenic 'Little Switzerland', as the region is known, to the lovely village of Dunster, with its famous castle and octagonal Yarn Market. Our return takes us through Exford and the Exmoor National Park. We return to our hotel for our farewell evening dinner followed by live musical entertainment.


We return home today, but not before visiting the National Trust's Knightshayes Court - a Victorian country house with rich interiors, giving an atmospheric insight into grand country life.

Your Hotel


3* Royal and Fortescue Hotel, Barnstaple                 

Set in the very centre of town, the historic atmosphere of this hotel has been preserved in the comfortable rooms, offering every modern convenience without sacrificing the hotels traditional charm.


Mobility Grade: 4 – Locality flat. Hotel: All public rooms are on one floor. Lift to all floors.


Hotel Facilities:


  • Restaurant

  • Spacious lounges

  • Bar

  • Coffee shop & bistro

  • En Suite Bedrooms 

  • TV 

  • Hospitality Tray 

  • Hairdryer 

  • Lift


Duration, Departure Dates & Price


Tuesday 24 – Saturday 28 December 2019

5 Day Escorted Tour

£785 (per person)


Tour Departs: 9.00am

Tour Returns: 5.30pm




Single Room: £Nil

Double for Sole Use: £80 

Holiday Insurance: £26 (IPT included)


Deposit: £75 per person for all coach holidays in Britain, payable at time of booking.







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