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A North Devon Christmas at the Royal & Fortescue

A North Devon Christmas

Sat 24 - Wed 28 December 2022: A 5 Day Escorted Coach Holiday to North Devon this Christmas with Johnsons Coaches

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Saturday 24th - Wednesday 28th December 2022


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

  • Entrance to Knightshayes (NT)


Not included: 4 lunches







Image Credit: Visit Britain


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 afternoon there is the option to join us for the matinee performance of 'Jack & the Beanstalk' at Barnstaple's Queens Theatre. Upon returning to our hotel we are 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 - a great post-war garden, 19th century parkland and grand Gothic Revival architecture by Victorian visionary William Burges .

Your Hotel


3* Royal & 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. Restaurant, Spacious Lounges, Bar, Coffee shop & bistro. Mobility Grade: 4 – Locality flat. Hotel: All public rooms are on one floor. Lift to all floors.


Hotel Facilities:

  • Ensuite bathrooms

  • TV

  • Hairdryer

  • Tea/coffee facilities

  • Lift

  • Restaurant

  • Bar

  • Lounge

  • Coffee shop


Duration, Departure Dates & Price

Sat 24 - Wed 28 Dec 2022

4 Nights



Departs: 8.45am | Returns: 5.00pm



Single Room: £120 | Double for Sole Use: £200 | Holiday Insurance: £31

Discounts available for (NT) National Trust Members.


Optional Pantomime Visit: £23.50 (If required, reservations must be made at the time of booking)


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







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