Fun winter activities in Devon

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Most of us think of breaks on the south-coast of England as summer affairs, but I think there’s a lot to be said for heading down to Devon in the winter. You see, there’s a great selection of activities to try and places to visit that’ll mean you can have a brilliant time no matter what the weather’s like. Before I tell you about some of the top things to add to your itinerary, I’d just like to point out that choosing the right accommodation is crucial to the success of a winter holiday. You need to find somewhere nice …

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Living, Working and Playing in the South West

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    GO BACKPARKING AND CAMPING TO EXPLORE THE AREA Forget the hustle and bustle of everyday city life and take off to the serene South West countryside where the atmosphere is calm and the natural beauty is welcoming. Visit the quaint villages, explore the spectacular landscape and discover splendid wildlife. The best way to enjoy this fascinating landscape is by a back packing trip, an intimate experience with the countryside. You can enjoy hiking or biking through the massive country side and enjoy the dramatic landscape from thatched cottages in Cornwall and collapsed stone wall revealing the times gone …

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5 best places in England to learn to surf

Since the 1960’s, surfing in the UK has grown in popularity, partly thanks to The Beach Boys! In 1966 the British Surfing Association was formed to promote surfing in the UK. The British Surfing Association created a large following and the popularity of surfing and the surf culture grew to where it is today. Some of the best surfers in the World were born and bred in England such as Ben Skinner from Cornwall. For those who’ve never dabbled in surfing you are really missing out. England is the perfect place to learn to surf with great surf instructors, safe …

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5 Must Visit Destinations in South West England

NEWQUAY It’s one of the top destinations in England with good reason.Its fantastic sandy beach is its major attraction but Newquay has a lot more than the sand. There is a lot more to attract the lone traveler, but it is still an ideal location for a family break with plenty of large sized accommodation and places to relax. The Lappa Valley Steam Railway is a magical place to relax and enjoy riding in quaint steam train as you explorethis well preserved woodland.  You will see a host of birds such as ravens, woodpeckers, buzzards and swallows. You can also …

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Top 5 Things to Do in Devon, England

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A trip to Devon in the southwest of England is guaranteed to be filled with all kinds of fun at the seaside and beyond. The region, bordered by the sea at the north and south, is one of the most beautiful in England, so what are you waiting for? And there’s tons to do here- check out these 7 awesome activities in Devon to kickstart your holiday: Camp in a Holiday Park Visiting Devon by campervan is one way to explore the region’s natural beauty on your own schedule. Devon based holiday parks abound in the region, so check out …

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Top Free Things to Do on the English Riviera

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The English Riviera in South Devon’s beautiful bay is a fantastic place for holidays year-round. The region is blessed with stunning coastlines, countryside and everything you could ask for in a seaside holiday. So bring your family out and get ready to explore one of England’s most beautiful areas. Whether you choose to stay in deluxe hotels in Torquay or a beachside bungalow, you’ll always find plenty to see and do here. If you want to stretch your pound as far as possible (as most of us do!), check out these free activities on the English Riviera: Relax on Maidencombe …

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Top 5 Things to Do Outdoors in Cornwall

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If you love being near the sea, then a visit to Cornwall in the far southwest of England could be a great pick. It’s located on a peninsula stretching out into the Atlantic Ocean, so opportunities for water activities abound. There are also many other ways to enjoy the outdoors in Cornwall; here are 5 ways to be active and outside in Cornwall: Sailing Do you dream of exploring a region by sea? Have you ever wanted to live aboard a sailboat? You can see Cornwall in a completely different way and experience it’s maritime culture by spending some time …

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The History Buff’s Guide to London, England

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It’s difficult to imagine a tour of London without wanting to explore the history of a city that has helped to shape so much of the modern world.  When embarking on your cruise to London, be sure to plan a visit to some of the most famous attraction. Founded as a settlement of the Roman Empire over two millennia ago, London is rich with history, and features some remains of its interior walls that are still standing from 200 A.D., before the city was eventually abandoned by the declining Empire. London experienced a rebirth when Alfred the Great conquered the …

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Events in Somerset

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Somerset is Festival County and it really does have one for everyone – from folk festivals to kite festivals to walking festivals, there are many events to choose from this summer and millions of reasons to head to the south west. Somerset – the festival county Somerset is home to one of the most famous music festivals in the world – Glastonbury – and festivals all over the county have taken inspiration from it. For a family-friendly festival experience, head to the Dulverton Folk Festival. It has performances from popular folk groups, song writing and drumming workshops and great dancing …

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St Ives and Seal Island

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Going on boat trips is one of the activities that you can take part in when you are staying at the comfortable and stylish St. Ives apartments that dot the town. You can expect to find a variety of boat rides available, fairly obviously, given that this is a seaside town. Some of the trips that you take can be fishing trips, while others will afford you an opportunity to relax and enjoy the different places on the St Ives Bay. Seal Island, located 6 kilometers to the west of St Ives, is one of the places that you can …

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