We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

Which Bath hotels are on sale?
dd/mm/yyyy dd/mm/yyyy
See hotels
Alexandria, VA
Level Contributor
12 posts
14 reviews
Save Topic
Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

We are planning a trip to UK in August. We have seven days to spend in this area.

Our plans include three nights in Bath. We also want to visit: Wells, Port Issac, "Downton Abbey," then on to Heathrow.

Any suggestions to add to this schedule?

United Kingdom
Destination Expert
for Barnstaple, Robin Hood's Bay, Whitby
Level Contributor
4,742 posts
203 reviews
Save Reply
1. Re: Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

Port Isaac is a good journey from Bath/Wells (over two hours on a good day) and I would suggest in a limit of seven days and wanting three days in Bath you'll be better off staying around Bath/Somerset. You can have a day around Wells and see Glastonbury and Chedder another day before a day in Bristol and then to Berkshire to see Highclere Castle, perhaps. Cornwall would be a bridge too far to fit in your limited time without spending your whole holiday driving.

Edited: 05 February 2013, 22:01
Bodmin, United...
Destination Expert
for Cornwall
Level Contributor
12,554 posts
82 reviews
Save Reply
2. Re: Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

I agree you are trying to fit far too much in to actually enjoy seeing anything.

Level Contributor
2,768 posts
45 reviews
Save Reply
3. Re: Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

Cornwall is beautiful but It's a long way to travel and in August it will be very crowded with both people and cars. If you want somewhere just as lovely, possibly more so, with a very dramatic coastline, green valleys, open moorland, medieval villages and a heritage steam railway, much more 'real England' and with half the travelling, go to Somerset/Exmoor. check out the websites

Devizes, United...
Level Contributor
40,216 posts
340 reviews
Save Reply
4. Re: Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

Hi there

Your hit list is spread over a very broad area on England, way too much for a week's stay especially when two/three full days of that is already taken up for Bath. I suspect that you are Doc Martin fans, nothing wrong with that but it's a huge waste of time, effort and cost to go all the way to Port Isaac to take a couple of photos of a house when Cornwall has so much more to offer. So, I'd opt for one area or the other, either scrap Port Isaac and spend the time in Somerset/Bath and call in at "Downton" on the way back to London, or scrap all that and spend the time in Cornwall and at least have a chance to do the place some justice.

Just a polite question, your post is titled "Bath/Cornwall/Devon" but there's nowhere in Devon on your list??

Edited: 06 February 2013, 13:29
Destination Expert
for Somerset, Solo Travel, Exmoor National Park
Level Contributor
26,329 posts
106 reviews
Save Reply
5. Re: Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

You have been given good advice. The roads will be very busy in August - summer school holidays.

The Cornish coast is lovely but can't be fitted in with your other places.

With regards to Somerset/Exmoor you are looking at places like this




6. Re: Itinerary for Bath/Cornwall/Devon

-:- Message from TripAdvisor staff -:-

This topic has been closed to new posts due to inactivity. We hope you'll join the conversation by posting to an open topic or starting a new one.

To review the TripAdvisor Forums Posting Guidelines, please follow this link: http://www.tripadvisor.com/pages/forums_posting_guidelines.html

We remove posts that do not follow our posting guidelines, and we reserve the right to remove any post for any reason.

Removed on: 08 February 2014, 06:17