Monday 27 – Friday 31 March
- Welcome reception with wine
- West Country produce menus each evening
- Entertainment each evening
- Free of charge upgrades to Riviera rooms, subject to availability
Calling all food lovers! What could be better than relaxing in beautiful Torquay and indulging in the finest produce that the West Country has to offer? You’ll stay at the Carlton, a cosy, stylish hotel with a modern restaurant and stunning views over the English Riviera, and the break includes afternoon activities and entertainment each evening.
You’ll arrive on Monday for a drinks reception before enjoying your first themed dinner. The foodie experience continues on Tuesday afternoon with a decadent cream tea. Savour the flavour while debating the merits of the Devon method of construction (cream first, then jam) or the Cornish one (jam first, then cream).
Thursday afternoon is when you’ll find out why this part of the UK is world famous for its cheese production, with a tasting courtesy of Sharpham Estate. You’ll also sample an array of ciders – see how your taste buds tingle with the different combinations.
Torquay is a real British gem, with sweeping sandy shores, palm trees, elegant Victorian villas, a pretty marina and intriguing Agatha Christie connections. While you’re in Devon, take the opportunity to explore – there are 22 miles of coastal footpath around Torquay itself. Start just behind the Imperial Hotel and walk towards Daddyhole Plain and Meadfoot Beach.
Head the other way and you’ll pass dramatic headlands and maybe catch sight of the steam train that starts its journey at Churston, near the pirate town of Brixham. For picture-postcard photo opportunities, stop at the pretty village of Cockington. It’s worth going to the Royal Terrace Gardens after dark, too, to see the impressive illuminated staircase.
This part of the West Country makes an ideal family getaway. Attractions include a zoo and aquarium, medieval buildings, beautiful gardens, boat trips around the bay and the Agatha Christie Literary Trail, which attracts visitors from all over the world. Other places to consider are Waves Leisure Pool, Babbacombe Model Village and Kents Cavern, one of Europe’s top Stone Age caves.
Price from £178 per person based on two sharing a half-board room. Upgrades to Riviera Rooms, or single supplements, are available. A deposit of 25 per cent is required at the time of booking, with full payment 28 days before arrival.
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