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West Country Rail and Sail

This holiday combines a relaxing cruise along the Grand Western Canal with a cream tea, a railway journey and time in the coastal resorts of Sidmouth and Seaton.

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This holiday combines a relaxing cruise along the Grand Western Canal with a cream tea, a railway journey and time in the coastal resorts of Sidmouth and Seaton.


  • Grand Western Canal

  • Horse Drawn Barge

  • West Somerset Railway

  • Free time in Sidmouth, Seaton and Minehead


Day 1

We depart from home and travel to our hotel in Devon for our four-night dinner, bed & breakfast stay.


Day 2

This morning we spend free time in Tiverton before a gentle cruise along the Grand Western Canal by horse-drawn barge. During the journey you will hear some tales about the canal. Tea and scones will be served during the journey.

B, D

Day 3

Today we join the West Somerset Railway, Britain's longest steam railway, at Bishops Lydeard for a scenic ride through the Quantock Hills to the resort of Minehead. We have some time in Minehead before continuing our journey back to our hotel along the Somerset and Devon coast.

B, D

Day 4

Journey to the south coast and the pretty seaside towns of Sidmouth and Seaton.

B, D

Day 5

After breakfast we begin our journey home.


B=Breakfast Included, D=Evening Meal Included

Best Western Tiverton Hotel

This popular hotel is located on the outskirts of Tiverton town centre. It has a large open plan bar providing plenty of seating with the Gallery Restaurant serving quality carvery style meals.

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Below is a list of pick-up points available on this tour.

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Name Address Contact Details
Ardleigh Crown Ardleigh Crown Public House
Bramford, Angel PH Bramford, Angel Public House
Brentwood George & Dragon George & Dragon PH, Roman Road, Mountnessing
(B1002) CM15 0TZ
Bury St Edmunds Bus Stn Bury St Edmunds, Bus Station, Stand 9
Capel St Mary (South) Capel St Mary National Express Stop Southbound
Setdown Point: Capel St Mary White Horse Pub
Chelmsford Services Chelmsford Springfield Services
Lorry Park (Off A12)
Claydon Crown Claydon Crown Public House Lay By
Colchester North Rail Stn Colchester North Rail Station
Combs Bus Shelter Combs Bus Shelter, Ipswich Road (Opp. Esso Garage)
Copdock - Tescos Copdock Mill, Tesco Superstore Front Exit Bus Stop
Debenham Angel Debenham Angel Public House
Diss Bus Station Diss Bus Station
Eye Town Hall Eye Town Hall
Felixstowe Coach Park Felixstowe Coach Park, Garrison Lane, Felixstowe,
IP11 7SJ
Felixstowe Gt Eastern Sq Felixstowe Great Eastern Square
Ipswich, West End Rd Ipswich,West End Road Car Park
Kelvedon - The Tavern Kelvedon The Tavern, High Street/Station Road
Long Stratton Long Stratton Police Station
Mendlesham Kings Head Mendlesham, Kings Head Public House,
Mendlesham, Denters Hill Mendlesham, Denters Hill
Needham Market - Swan Needham Market, Swan Public House,
Norwich - Castle Meadow Norwich, Castle Meadow,(Outside Galloway Office)
Redenhall/Station Road Junction of Redenhall Road/Station Road Harleston
(Old Duke William PH) IP20 0LB
Scole - Scole Engineering Outside Scole Engineering Garage, Scole
Sproughton Sproughton, Wild Man Public House
Stowmarket Railway Stn. Stowmarket Railway Station.
Stowupland Dents Corner Stowupland, Dents Corner,
Tollgate McDonalds Stanway, Mc Donalds Bus Stop, Tollgate, CO3 8RG
Witham Old Post Office Witham Old Post Bus Stop - Sorting Office
(NOT McColls Store)
Woolpit Church Woolpit Church

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Galloway Travel Group, Denters Hill,
Mendlesham, Suffolk, IP14 5RR

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