Round Trip Tours
Round trip tours are a perfect way to have an easy day out. All the travel is organised for you and you can get on with the best part – relaxing and taking in the sights, without the stress of navigating.
North Devon round trip
Barnstaple – Torrington – Bideford – Westward Ho! – Barnstaple
Leave the car behind and see some of the best of North Devon’s unspoilt coast and countryside. This round trip will take you to Torrington and Bideford, with an optional extension to the seaside at Westward Ho!
From Barnstaple, catch services 71 or 72 to Torrington. The route is through open country, with views to distant Dartmoor on a clear day. Torrington was the site of a major battle during the Civil War and this period is brought to life at Torrington 1646, where you can meet some of the characters from this period. The Town is also home to Dartington Crystal glass, where you can see glass blowing or visit the factory shop.
From Torrington, board a 70 or 315 for the short journey to Bideford, a market town on the River Torridge. There is time for a wander around the shops, or a visit to the Pannier Market before you continue to the seaside at Westward Ho! on service 21.
Named after the novel by Charles Kingsley, Westward Ho! has a long sandy beach backed by a pebble ridge which separates the beach from Northam Burrows Country Park – an area of sand dunes rich in wildlife. Return to Barnstaple on service 21.
For this trip buy a Stagecoach North Devon Dayrider.
South Devon round trip
Totnes – Paignton – Dartmouth – Totnes
Enjoy a day exploring Dartmouth and the Dart Valley. This round trip will take you to Paignton, Dartmouth and Totnes, with some super views along the way.
From Exeter or Newton Abbot catch the X64 to Totnes, or the 88 from Paignton. Spend some time exploring the fascinating town centre before catching the 111 to Dartmouth.
Dartmouth is situated on the River Dart and is the home of the Britannia Royal Naval College and has many historic buildings. Bayard’s Cove has been used in many films, while a short boat trip will take you to Dartmouth Castle.
From Dartmouth, catch the passenger ferry to Kingswear. Walk up the hill to the bus stop and catch either the 120 back to Paignton, or the 22 or 24 to Brixham. Alternatively, you could return to Paignton on the Torbay and Dartmouth railway and enjoy a scenic steam train journey.
Return from Paignton to Newton Abbot on service 12 or the X46 for Exeter.
For this trip buy a Stagecoach Explorer. The ferry from Dartmouth to Kingswear is a separate fare, as is the Paignton and Dartmouth Railway.
East Devon round trip
Exeter – Exmouth – Sidmouth – Exeter
Have a pleasant circular tour through East Devon, visiting Exmouth, Budleigh Salterton and Sidmouth, and passing through historic villages and rolling countryside.
From Exeter, catch the 57 to Exmouth. There is time for a look around the town, or perhaps walk along the sea front towards Orcombe Point before catching a 157 or 357 to Budleigh Salterton.
Situated at the mouth of the River Otter, Budleigh is a small unspoilt town with interesting shops in the High Street and a pebbly beach. Continuing the tour to Sidmouth on the 157, our route passes through East Budleigh, close to the birthplace of Sir Walter Raleigh, and the village of Otterton with its thatched cottages and stream alongside the main street.
Sidmouth is a delightful Regency seaside town where you can take a stroll along the Esplanade, or walk to the Connaught Gardens. Return to Exeter on the 52A or 52B, across the edge of Woodbury Common.
For this round trip, buy a Stagecoach Explorer.