UK TOURS - ENGLAND
Camelot Castle and The Land of King Arthur
5 days £389 | Sun 30th Jun - Thu 4th Jul 2013
Cornwall is a land steeped in myths and legends, where almost every town or village has its own piece of folklore to tell. The most famous legend must be that of King Arthur, who is believed to have been born at Tintagel Castle on the north Cornish coast. Based at the Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel we will have the experience of staying in a unique location at the heart of the Arthurian tales.
Your Holiday Hotel
Camelot Castle Hotel ★ ★ ★
Tel: 01840 770202
With its spectacular location on Cornwall’s dramatic north coastline this stunning castle hotel with secluded beach below makes for a classic hideaway. The hotel has 64 bedrooms most with panoramic views over the rugged Cornish coastline all with colour TV, telephone, tea & coffee making facilities and bathroom with hairdryer. Lift to all floors. The restaurant uses local produce on the menu and provides diners with a stunning setting. Relax in the lounge, take tea or coffee in the Explorers tea room or have a drink in the Golden Age bar.
Your Holiday Itinerary
Day 1 Morning departures from your local pick up point. We make our way to Cornwall with suitable stops for coffee and lunch en-route, arriving at the Camelot Castle Hotel in time to settle in before dinner.
Day 2 Today we visit the delightful fishing village of Padstow, a backdrop for many well known films and television series and home to Rick Steins famous Seafood Restaurant. After lunch we continue via Wadbridge to Bodmin where we join the Bodmin & Wenford Railway for a leisurely 13 mile round trip through beautiful countryside, during which we have an included cream tea whilst taking in the sights, sounds and smell of a bygone age, as the era of a Cornish branch line in the 1950’s reveals itself during the course of our journey.
Day 3 A morning visit to Boscastle, a picturesque natural harbour and village with an Elizabethan quay which sits in an impressive amphitheatre of steep cliffs and quaint stone-built cottages, shops and tearooms. After time here we continue via Widemouth Bay to Bude, a small seaside resort town at the mouth of the River Neet sometimes known as Bude Haven and a popular seaside destination. From here we continue into North Devon and the timeless village of Clovelly where the steep, cobbled street tumbles down past gleaming white cottages to the tiny, deep-blue harbour, you can also discover fascinating history, wonderful walks, traditional crafts and the famous Clovelly donkeys.
Day 4 Today we have a visit to Port Isaac which has recently become associated with the TV series ‘Doc Martin’ played by Martin Clunes with its picturesque harbour that nestles in a sheltered valley. The village has white washed cottages crowding the narrow streets and alleyways, see if you can get down Squeezeebelly Alley. After time here we visit the Arthurian centre at Slaughterbridge the site of ‘King Arthur’s stone’ marking the site of Arthur and Mordreds last battle in the Land of Arthur Exhibition. Back to Tintagel for the remainder of the day.
Day 5 We depart after breakfast for our homeward journey stopping en-route for lunch in Glastonbury keeping with our King Arthur connections before arriving back in Chelmsford early evening approx 7.00pm.
Your Holiday Includes
- 4 nights dinner, bed & breakfast accomodation
- Rail journey with cream tea
- Entrance to Clovelly & Arthur Exhibition
- Executive coach travel
Departure Date & Prices
|Sun 30th Jun||Thu 4th Jul|
|Tour Per Person||£389.00|
|HCCI Financial Failure Ins||Nil|