10th October 2019

What to do on your Winter Break

We've put together our guide on what to do on your next Winter Break in North Devon,

With miles of gorgeous beaches, National trusts, Gardens and lots more we have something for everyone for your next break.. 


Take a look at our top picks here.. 

South West Coast Path

Wrap up warm and enjoy the stunning South West Coast Path taking in the stunning views along the way.

For stunning views, breath taking beaches and discovering new quaint villages and towns the South West Coast path has it all. 

The South West coast path has many amazing walks in North Devon including Ilfracombe, Lynton, Baggy Point, Heddon's Mouth, Putsborough and Barnstaple, these are just some of the walks that the South West Coast Path has to offer and they will not disappoint.

RHS Rosemoor Garden Glow Illuminations

From 14th November - 4th January | Every Thursday, Friday & Saturday 3 - 8pm 

Watch as RHS Rosemoors Garden glows with their annual Garden Illuminations event, starting from the visitors centre follow the lights as they lead around the Winter Gardens including the new Cool Garden, Stream Feild and the lake.

With many amazing sculptures lit to create added features within the gardens with remarkable hi-tech colour changing lights illuminating the garden in the depths of winter. It will make for an amazing show to delight all. 

The lights get switched on at 3pm and everyone is invited to come and enjoy the gardens from this unique perspective over the festive period. Last entry to the garden and Gift Shop, plus last food service, is 7.30pm.

If you're staying with us from 14th November 2018 - 4th January 2019 then speak to our Reception Team on how you can get discounted entry.

Excludes Boxing Day. 

Barnstaple Museum

If you don't want to travel far then look no further than the Barnstaple Museum, just a short walk from The Imperial Hotel. 

The Barnstaple Museum has just undergone a yearlong refurbishment adding a huge new extension to the local attraction which will be opening October 2019.

The new extension will provide high quality temporary exhibition spaces, an improved tea-room, a museum shop and better access, including a lift. Meanwhile, it will be bringing more collections out and gathering local stories around North Devon for their new social history gallery. 

We have teamed up with the Barnstaple Museum and can get 20% off on a Cream tea for 2 when staying on our Early Winter Breaks offer at their new tearoom 'Bromley's at the Museum'. 

Local Beaches

Seas the day this Winter and take a look at what makes North Devon extra special! 

All different but all breathtaking and will be sure to be perfect place for a quiet stroll. 

You will not be dissapointed if you take a stroll on one of our many beaches we have here in North Devon, some of our favourites include Saunton Sands where our sister hotel is located, Westward Ho! Woolacombe and Croyde! 


Barnstaple High Street

In need of some retail therapy? Then look no further than our Barnstaple High Street and with our Christmas Shoppers Card we have exclusive guest discounts for your shopping trip! 

With many local and retail shops something will definetly take your fancy on your visit to Barnstaple High Street.

Some of our favourites include, Just Trio who sell everything needed for the home, Century Galleries selling all things jewellery and watches and Barnstaple Antiques & Collectors Centre, an antique centre/ treasure cove of collectables and vintage treats.