April 2nd 2012

Loved the movie War Horse and want to experience the romance of the Devon countryside where key parts were filmed? Ever wondered what it would be like to live in a castle surrounded by acres and acres of green and pleasant land? Then The Wayfarers Week in Pentillie Castle is meant for you! Visiting War Horse film sites on Dartmoor is just one day of a fantastic week-long itinerary that encompasses a tour of historic Plymouth (Pilgrim Fathers, Spanish Armada), coastal walking in Cornwall and a visit to a former home of Sir Francis Drake. Gentler coastal estates include Tudor Cotehele with its own quay and stewpond, andMount Edgcumbe with its Grade I Cornish gardens. Pentillie Castle is home for the entire week and The Wayfarers have exclusive use of the property. The giveaway, which runs from April 1 to 30, 2012, is for one Pentillie Castle Walk prize consisting of a trip for two adults, sharing one room, on either September 23 to 29, 2012 or October 7 to 13. 2012. Airfare is not included and alternate dates are not available. The winner can use The Wayfarers travel planning services to help them organize their trip. Visit Everett Potter’s Travel Report for full contest details. Readers are invited to enter The Wayfarers War Horse Giveaway daily. The Pentillie Castle Walking Tour runs in September and October, 2012, with departures from $3,995 per person based on Double Occupancy. Based on the novel War Horse, by Michael Morpurgo, the story illustrates the true history of how horses were commandeered from the countryside across Britain and used in the World War I effort. The author lives in Devon,England, and his tale was grounded in the culture and countryside of that county. Read more about where we walk in the hoofprints of War Horse in Devon.

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