There are some fantastic places to visit that are practically on our doorstep. If you fancy exploring somewhere closer to home, these day trips are perfect for you. Stunning scenery, picturesque beaches, plenty of shops and much more are all within Devon & Cornwall.
Hartland Abbey as its name suggests is a former monastery which was built in the 12th century. It is located in beautiful gardens and grounds and offers extensive walks.The large collection of daffodils, camelias, herbivores, early spring bulbs, mimosas, wild primroses and violets are stunning.
Combine a visit to Port Isaac - a traditional Cornish fishing village made famous recently through the TV series "Doc Martin" with a visit to Padstow - another small fishing village with slate hung houses and narrow streets.
With an array of amazing creatures and helpful and knowledgeable staff to answer questions, your visit is guaranteed to be absolutely fascinating! Entry includes a cream tea to enjoy too, before a visit to Truro in the afternoon.
Enjoy a visit to 3 of Cornwall's best seaside villages in just one day. Padstow on the Camel Estuary, is a fine example of a Cornish-fishing port. Boscastle and Tintagel are North Cornwall towns boasting picturesque scenery.
Join us for a cruise on the oldest shipping canal in Europe. Travelling from Exmouth to Exeter our journey will take us through 2 working canal locks and the Countess Weir Swing Bridge. We will then spend the afternoon in Exeter before returning to Plymouth by coach.
This unique Cruise will take you past iconic maritime locations, historic houses and landmarks, as well as taking you up close to the array of ocean-going vessels laid up at anchor on the upper reaches of the Fal.
Bude has a surprisingly diverse town centre. Whilst you won't find the High Street big names it has still plenty to offer. Discover the timeless village of Clovelly where the steep, cobbled street tumbles down past gleaming white cottages.
Visit Pendennis Castle, nr Falmouth, which dates back to Tudor times and was constructed by Henry VIII as a hilltop coastal fortress with magnificent views to protect Cornwall against invasion over the years. You can learn of the importance the castle played during World War One.
New for 2019 – Hartland Abbey as its name suggests is a former monastery which was built in the 12th century. It is located in beautiful gardens and grounds and offers extensive walks. For those more adventurous there is a woodland walk right through to the coast (approx. 1 mile) and cottage at Blackpool Mill; the setting for many films.
New for 2018 - Trerice is an intimate Elizabethan manor and a Cornish gem and remains little changed by the advances in building fashions over the centuries. Cornwall County Council bought the Estate in 1919 and divided up much of the land into smaller farms for war veterans. In 1953 Trerice was purchased by the National Trust.
You will receive a warm welcome by the Monks at Buckfast Abbey. Here you can see the beautiful Abbey church, the themed grounds and have time to visit the gift shop, bookshop and Monastic Produce shop also allowing time to enjoy refreshments in the restaurant and tea room. We complete our day with a visit to the small fishing town of Brixham where life centres around the busy harbour.
Powderham Castle occupies a beautiful setting in a deer park on the banks of the river Exe, here you will have a guided tour which lasts approx. 1 hour but you will also have free time to take a leisurely stroll back through any areas you want to visit in more detail afterwards.
This National Trust property is a quirky and unique fascinating 16 sided house, full of creative treasures from around the world. There is also a stunning shell gallery but due to the fragility can only be viewed via a virtual touchscreen tour.
New for 2019 - We visit Prideaux Place which is a stunningly beautiful Elizabethan mansion tucked away above the busy port of Padstow, the home of the Prideaux family for over 400 years. We complete our day with an afternoon at leisure in the pretty fishing port of Padstow.
Penzance is Cornwall's largest and most westerly borough. Only 10 miles from Land's End, the town is surrounded by an area of Celtic culture and outstanding natural beauty. Land’s End is one of Britain’s best loved landmarks, famous for its unique location and beautiful scenery.
Alongside our ever popular Exeter Canal Cruise trips, Plymouth Citycoach are now pleased to offer an enhanced day out by offering a joint excursion that will include a guided tour of the magnificent Powderham Castle followed by a 75 minute River Exe Cruise.
Cadhay Manor is 1 mile north west of Ottery St Mary and is surrounded by magnificient gardens with herbaceous borders and yew hedges. It looks out over the original medieval fish ponds which may well have been used by the Warden and Canons of the Church of St Mary of Ottery