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5 Days  in


 The Bedford Hotel

Friday, 4 October – Tuesday, 8 October, 2024.

Staying at the BEDFORD HOTEL, which is a family run hotel situated on Sidmouth’s seafront, overlooking Lyme Bay.  The Bedford Hotel is a historic Regency house with comfortable and stylish accommodation.  

It was in fact one of the first Regency houses to be built on the seafront, it was originally Wallis’s Marine Library and Reading Rooms and was a popular meeting place for Sidmouth’s fashionable summer visitors in the early 19th Century.  

The bedrooms have been tastefully decorated and modernised whilst keeping their traditional feel, and all have walk-in showers/shower cubicles.  

There is a lift to all floors, but not suitable for wheelchairs and there are still some steps to some rooms.  

This Hotel is dog friendly.   We are booked in for Bed, Full English Breakfast and Evening Dinner which consists of a choice of 3 starters, 3 main courses, 3 desserts and tea or coffee.  The bedrooms are Twin, Double and Single Rooms (4 only available) and there is no extra charge for Single Rooms.


We depart from pickup points overleaf.   We make a comfort stop at a Service Station for

30 minutes, and a further stop at a Services for 45 minutes, which will give you time for lunch, and should arrive at the Bedford Hotel mid afternoon,  the porters will deliver your cases to your rooms.  Evening Dinner will be served in the Hotel’s Restaurant at 6.30 p.m.   


SATURDAY -  Breakfast in the Hotel’s Restaurant and you can go any time between 8.00 a.m. and 9.30 a.m.    Today’s excursion is firstly to BRIDPORT and today is Market Day.  Bridport is a lively and vibrant market town with a rich rope making heritage.  The town is a hive of activity with an eclectic mix of interesting shops, cafes and restaurants that give the town a wonderful welcoming atmosphere.   Just 1 mile to the south of Bridport is WEST BAY a charming fishing village which has enjoyed a surge in popularity in recent years thanks to the smash hit drama BROADCHURCH being filmed here.   With delightful beaches and a wonderful selection of places to eat that surround the harbour, West Bay is a favourite destination for holidaymakers.  

Returning back to Sidmouth.


SUNDAY -   Todays excursion is  to  EXETER.    Visit the Cathedral or just explore the city, and the fabulous shops, later we travel the short distance to EXMOUTH, and then we take the River Exe Circular Cruise which departs from Exmouth Marina and incorporates live commentary on the sights, history and wildlife and takes between 75 and 90 minutes.   Returning back to Sidmouth.


MONDAY -   Todays excursion is to the quaint, quiet seaside town of SEATON, walk along the flat promenade, stroll round the quaint streets and look at the shops, or visit Seaton Tramway, then we make our way back to Sidmouth. 


TUESDAY  -   We meet the coach, after breakfast and commence our journey home.    A stop will be made at a services, giving you time to have lunch.  A further stop, nearer home will be made when the driver will give arrival home times so passengers who wish to be met can telephone.


PRICE FOR THIS 5 DAY TOUR IS:   £576.00 per person in Twin, Double, Single Rooms in the Bedford Hotel.   NO EXTRA CHARGE FOR SINGLE ROOMS.   


Price return coach fare and ALL day excursions, NO HIDDEN EXTRAS.



Bookings are taken over the telephone, followed by £50.00 per person deposit, paid by bank transfer or cheque, with final payment 6 weeks prior to departure date.

INSURANCE:   We suggest you take out your own insurance.



The Art Picture House, opposite Bus Station, BURY at 7.00 a.m.

Stand “A”, Bus Station, ROCHDALE at 7.20 a.m.

Shaw Library, corner Farrow Street and Westway, SHAW at 7.40 a.m.

Outside front of Queen Elizabeth Hall, Rochdale Road, OLDHAM AT 8.00 a.m.

Prince of Orange Pub, Wellington Road North, ASHTON at 8.20 a.m.

Dukinfield Town Hall, King Street, DUKINFIELD at 8.25 a.m.

Opposite Hyde Town Hall, Greenfield Street, HYDE at 8.35 a.m.

Regent House, Heaton Lane, STOCKPORT at 9.00 a.m.

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