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The Royal Hotel

Bideford, AA

Standing at the eastern end of the historic Bideford Bridge and with views across the River Torridge, the Royal has gained an unrivalled reputation as Bideford's finest hotel.

Steeped in history, the Royal Hotel dates back to the 17th century and oozes character and charm. As soon as you step inside this unique luxury hotel, you will enter a world of traditional comfort, combined with modern amenities and first class service. The elegant and warm surroundings make the Royal a truly special place where you can really relax and unwind.

When the time comes to venture out, you will find that the Royal's location puts you right at the heart of North Devon. From here it is easy to explore the charms of the lovely ancient port of Bideford, with its pannier market, fascinating local shops, art gallery and museum. Staying with us on holiday, you are only a short drive from the beautiful golden beaches of North Devon and the stunning rolling landscapes of Exmoor. 

  • Fine cuisine
  • Views over the River Torridge
  • A short level walk to the town centre
  • Complimentary use of the leisure facilities at our Barnstaple Hotel (transportation not included)
  • Lift access to all floors
  • Door to Door Home Collection Service

Departure Dates / Rates 2016/17

Date Nts Price Departure Areas
Sun 4th Jun 5 £525 £505 ABD  Book
Sun 11th Jun 5 £525 £505 A  Book
Sun 2nd Jul 5 £550 ADN  Book

Sorry, there are no excursions for this property.


Arrival Day

We pick you up from your front door and transport you down to your chosen hotel. On arrival you will be greeted by a member of the management whilst your luggage is being taken to your room.


Castle Hill House and Gardens

Castle Hill is your first excursion with us. After being greeted by Lord or Lady Arran and after refreshments in the heated west wing you will be given a talk on the history of the house and gardens. There will also be time to browse the gardens or sit outside and enjoy the magnificent views. A buffet lunch is served before your journey back to the hotel.


Free Day

A free day for you to relax in the hotel or take a leisurely stroll along the river Taw into the town centre. Today it is holding its local pannier market or why not visit a local museum and see what new displays they have this year.


Hartland Abbey

Be taken on a guided tour of this fascinating home. Built in the 12th century, this former monastery is now a family home containing a fascinating collection of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have been accumulated over many generations. After your tour, visit the cafe where you can purchase homemade food before browsing the gardens or taking a stroll to the private beach.


Rosemoor Gardens

One of the top R.H.S gardens in the country spanning 65 acres and set in the Torridge Valley. Explore a wide variety of spectacular gardens from the formal Rose gardens to the vegetable gardens which supply much of the produce for the award-winning restaurant on site. Lady Anne’s original garden, the arboretum and the cottage garden have all been restored as well.


Departure Day

Your transport arrives to take you back to your front door as its time for you to leave us. We hope you have had a wonderful time and we look forward to welcoming you to Brend Tours again.

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