Excursion 1— Barnstaple Pannier Market with its wonderful mix of heritage, new and traditional traders making is a lovely place to browse It has many shops and a number of interesting buildings including the parish church and St. Anne’s Chapel Museum. Bideford is an historic port with delightful quayside shops and cafés.
Excursion 2— This morning we will depart for Arlington Court. Arlington Court is an unexpected jewel on the edge of Exmoor, a complete family estate held by the Chichester family for over five hundred years The collection consists of treasures for all tastes, from model ships to shells, collected over several generations. The house itself, built in 1823 and extended in 1860, has an austere facade. However, inside the cosy rooms purvey a homely, family atmosphere. The Carriage Museum in the stables has a vehicle for every occasion from cradle to grave. Currently on loan from the Houses of Parliament is the Speaker’s State Coach, a glorious, gilded carriage with over 300 years of history.