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Devon

Caught between two beautifully contrasting coastlines - the craggy north, the gentler south – Devon holds much for the active, thoughtful, or downright dreamy visitor. There’s fine walking, particularly amid the rolling heights of Dartmoor and Exmoor, with a long-distance footpath, the 103-mile Two Moors Way, linking the two if you’ve a week to spare. Or there’s more manageable space near the small, north-coast town of Lynton in the stunning moonscape of  The Valley Of The Rocks, where poets Wordsworth and Coleridge were inspired (look for the Valley’s picturesque wild goats).

The southern beaches of the English Riviera around Torquay are outstanding, and this is also where the world-famous author Agatha Christie was born, her life commemorated in a stroll known as the Agatha Christie Mile. For beach enthusiasts, Blackpool Sands, west of Dartmouth, is among Devon’s best, though this pleasingly rural county boasts many attractive resorts, fishing villages and protected swimming-spots. The extraordinary rocks and fossils of the Jurassic Coast around Sidmouth make up Britain’s first World Heritage Site and is a fascinating place.

Devon has urban attractions, too. Plymouth’s historic Barbican area offers a bustle of galleries, pubs and boutique shops, and the university city of Exeter is famous for its Romanesque cathedral and wonderfully-conserved 2,000 year old city wall; while western regions boast beautiful ancient mine-works. But the county’s more typically intimate charms lie in places such as the north-west fishing village of Clovelly, where history, atmosphere and seascapes combine pleasantly to showcase Devon’s complex but quiet appeal.

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March

DAFFODIL DAY at Hartland Abbey
DAFFODIL DAY at Hartland Abbey

A lovely chance to come with the family or friends to see the wonderful collection of historic daffodils, many planted 150 years ago by our ancestors  and more old varieties, planted by our forebears, have been transplanted from Grenville College, a former family home until 1950.

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Lyme Regis Beer Festival
Lyme Regis Beer Festival

2 unplugged stages, a greater selection of beers, extra ciders, kids’ circus skills workshops and even a fire-eater, the Lyme Regis Easter Season definitely starts here. Everything involved in this show is locally sourced. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)

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April

BLUEBELL DAYS at Hartland Abbey
BLUEBELL DAYS at Hartland Abbey

The bluebell season is throughout April and the beginning of May but normally the last two weeks in April are when the flowers are at their best.  But who knows what this year will will bring!  

Visit and explore the woodland walks carpeted in glorious bluebells

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EASTER EGGING at Hartland Abbey
EASTER EGGING at Hartland Abbey

Come and join the fun in the beautiful grounds and gardens of Hartland Abbey over the Easter weekend. Children will have a wonderful time searching all the woodland paths and walks for clues that will lead them to a hidden treasure trove of Easter Eggs.

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Exmoor Walking Festival
Exmoor Walking Festival

This festival has numerous guided walks to choose from. We are starting each area with a 'Welcome Evening' which is a simple get-together in a local pub to meet the guides. (photo ©VisitEngland Visit Hull and East Yorkshire)

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Lyme Regis Fossil Festival
Lyme Regis Fossil Festival

All the best local finds from collectors and local traders. Talks about the fossils found on the Jurassic coast. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)

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May

Lyme Regis Jazz, Blues and Real Ale Festival
Lyme Regis Jazz, Blues and Real Ale Festival

Lyme Regis Jazz and blues Festival featuring live music at various venues around the town. (photo ©VisitEngland/Marketing Gloucester)

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June

Gold Coast Oceanfest
Gold Coast Oceanfest

A 3 day festival claiming to be the UK's coolest surf and music festival, hosted annually in Croyde, North Devon. (photo - VisitEngland/VisitDerby/Matthew Jones Photography)

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August

Dartmouth Regatta
Dartmouth Regatta

A hugley impressive regatta in the Dartmouth with lots of other events running as well. ~~(photo - VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)

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Dawlish Air Show
Dawlish Air Show

A spectacular flying display

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Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week
Lyme Regis Regatta & Carnival Week

Nine days of action packed activities for the whole family.
Carnival programmes are available from the Carnival Kiosk on the Marine Parade, the T.I.C on Church Street and in various shops around the town.

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North Devon Show
North Devon Show

This is North Devon's premier Agricultural spectacle. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)

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Sidmouth Folk Festival
Sidmouth Folk Festival

A unique week-long seaside celebration of music, dance and song. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)

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September

Clovelly Lobster and Crab festival
Clovelly Lobster and Crab festival

A tribute to Clovelly's famous lobsters and crabs with a day of live folk music, quay kitchens, beer tasting, prize draw, arts and crafts stalls and cookery demonstrations.

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Lyme Regis ArtsFest
Lyme Regis ArtsFest

Meet artists in their studios and find out about them and their work.
Follow the art trail through the town, enjoying a great variety of work displayed in over 100 shops and businesses.(photo - VisitEngland/NewcastleGateshead Initiative)

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October

Appledore Book Festival
Appledore Book Festival

A litery festival attracting big names. (photo ©VisitEngland/Isle of Wight Festival Isle of Wight Festival)

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Menacing Monster Madness
Menacing Monster Madness

Monsters, witches and ghouls will come face-to-face with T Rex and Diplodocus

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Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels
Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

Watch the spectacular running of the running of the tar barrels

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