South West Food & Drink Adventure - 5 day itinerary
This five-day rail and self-drive itinerary gives a wonderful insight into the South West’s seafood, wine and even tea! Also included are some the region’s top visitor attractions, such as the world-famous Eden Project. Travelling from Devon’s south coast, to the wine country of North Cornwall this itinerary offers unforgettable experiences, including the chance to get out to sea and catch dinner, and also learn about wine production in idyllic countryside settings.
Getting To/From The South West
This itinerary is best enjoyed using a combination of rail and self-drive, however there are public transport solutions for many of the featured attractions if required.
Starting at London Paddington station, we recommend an evening departure by train from London to Plymouth (3 hours 15 mins) to ensure a prompt start to the itinerary in Plymouth the following morning.
For short trips, individual rail tickets can be booked in advance through the Trainline. For longer journeys, such as this one, one of the easiest and most relaxing ways to explore Britain is with a BritRail Pass, which allows unlimited journeys and the freedom to explore. For this itinerary, a BritRail South West Pass is an ideal solution to take advantage of the Great Western Railway that runs from London, all the way to Penzance in Cornwall. The Night Riviera Sleeper service enables visitors to travel the route overnight. Daily flights also connect London and Manchester with Newquay in Cornwall.
For those who wish to break up the train journey, Exeter is an excellent option (see the 2 day West Country Foodie Escape itinerary).
Plymouth highlights, Catch and Cook Fishing Trips & Royal William Yard
Eden Project & Knightor Winery
Padstow highlights, Camel Valley vineyard & Rick Stein’s Cookery School
Tintagel Castle, Port Isaac and Trevibban Mill vineyard
For those exploring Britain by train, a BritRail Pass is the easiest and most cost-effective way to travel. For a single fixed price, pass holders can make unlimited train journeys around the whole country or a region of their choice. BritRail tickets are exclusive to overseas visitors so they will need to buy their ticket before they arrive in the UK.