Explore from Exeter Devon and Cornwall Explorer
Includes hotel accommodation in Exeter and three days of rail travel in the Devon and Cornwall region.
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Visit Devon and Cornwall from the cathedral city of Exeter to the historic city of Bath. Included with the Explorer ticket is hotel stay in Exeter which you can tailor to your needs from 5 nights onward. Take a look at our recommended trip itinerary to help you get the most from your stay.
Arrive in Exeter and check in to your hotel for your four night stay. Read more
Hourly services take you to Barnstaple in just over 60 minutes. Barnstaple railway station is the terminus of a branch line from Exeter known as the Tarka Line, which is one of Britain’s most scenic railways. The Tarka Line runs for 39 miles between Exeter and Barnstaple, following two river valleys and passing through some delightful countryside. Barnstaple itself is one of North Devon's larger towns and historically was the centre of the county’s wool trade which brought great prosperity to the area. Explore the town’s mercantile history in the Victorian Pannier Market and Butcher’s Row which sells collectables and arts & crafts as well as food and general produce.Read more
A scenic journey takes you into Cornwall and to the edge of the British Isles. Hop on a train to Plymouth from Exeter St David's railway station where you change for Penzance. This line was originally run by the Great Western Railway, founded in 1833, which connected London with the West Country. Engineered by Isambard Kingdom Brunel, The GWR was famed as the "Holiday Line" taking many people to resorts in Devon and Cornwall from the capital. Penzance is the major tourist centre of West Cornwall, overlooking Mounts Bay and the iconic St. Michael's Mount. Penzance enjoys a temperate climate and flowers and palm trees abound in the town providing a blaze of colour throughout the year. The craggy coastline around Penzance features beautiful beaches, quaint fishing villages and cliff-top walks. The area’s dark history of smuggling and wrecking influence the local culture to this day.Read more
On your final full day of your fun filled trip why not visit Newquay for a relaxing day at the beach. Newquay has some of the best beaches in the UK and boats some of the best surf. The high street stretches the entire length of the town and is dotted with individual and specialist local shops, restaurants and cafes as well as national names all mixed in with surf shops and boutiques to enjoy. Take a long walk along the Newquay beaches and enjoy some fresh sea air – the perfect way to end to a busy itinerary.Read more
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***The Devon & Cornwall Explorer allows you to travel between Exeter and many destinations including Plymouth, Barnstaple, Penzance, St Austell, St Ives, Newquay, Bodmin, Paignton, Torquay, Dawlish and Newton Abbott
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Time Restrictions: Rail tickets are available for travel on trains timed to depart after 09:00am Mondays to Fridays and at any time on weekends and bank holidays.
Using your ticket: Tickets are valid for 3 days within a 7 day period. When a passenger needs to validate a ticket, the date of travel should be completed in black ink using numerical values only for 'Day' and 'Month' e.g. 07 09 for travel from 7th September. The ticket will need validating before the first journey of the first day of travel.
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