Hallsands, the Village that Fell into the Sea

The village that fell into the sea – Devon for £234 pp with Boutique Retreats

Hallsands, once a fishing village with a thriving community, was washed away one stormy night in January 1917. What remains, seen from a viewing platform on high, is not only fascinating but surrounded by what is undoubtedly one of England’s

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60 Years of Craft-Guild Exhibition at Riverside Mill in Bovey Tracey

2015 is a landmark year – the 60th birthday of Devon Guild of Craftsmen. So this year’s annual summer exhibition of work by Members is a special one. It is not only festive, but also reflects – on local craft heritage and how making is changing.

From humble origins, the Guild has grown from a

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Paradise Park’s Live Webcam Watched Twin Red Panda Cubs Birth

Staff at Paradise Park are thrilled at the birth of twin Red Pandas, which many staff were able to watch live on the Parks new webcam.

Director Alison Hales comments “For the first time this year we have sound on our webcam, and it is proving fascinating and helping us understand what is going on

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New Stone Avenue found at UNESCO World Heritage Site

A remarkable new Stone Avenue has been located by photographic evidence at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury in Wiltshire. Previously, two other Stone Avenues known as the ‘West Kennet Avenue’ and the ‘Beckhampton Avenue’ are known to archaeologists as they still have some of the massive stones that line these avenues present, but

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An interesting place to stay on the Southern Cornish Coast

St Mawes in southern Cornwall is an unusual little village with a unique character that locals believe is only to be found in this part of England. The village is right at the end of the Roseland peninsula which itself boasts several small waterside villages like Portloe and Portholland which offer a private, pleasant stay

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Europcar team up with Visit Somerset for attraction discount offers

Europcar, is now the official car hire partner for Visit Somerset, the county’s official tourism website. With half-term just around the corner, Europcar is helping families explore the West Country and enjoy Somerset’s hidden delights for less. Motorists renting with Europcar and visiting Somerset will soon be able to receive a large number of discounted

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London’s Westminster Cathedral

For overseas visitors to the South West, a few days in London will most likely be part of your trip – especially if your travelling to the UK via one of the London airports or Eurostar. Here is a suggestion of a place to visit in London’s West End – ideal if you have spent

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Great times to be had at the Devon Hills holiday park

The English Riviera and the Devon countryside provide one of the most delightful getaway areas in all of the UK, and the Devon Hills holiday park is one of the five-star resorts and establishments for which the region is deservedly famous. Just now it’s getting yet another infusion of capital from the Haulfryn Group –

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History and fun at Corfe Castle

England has more than its share of castles, to be sure, but few have a more colourful and dramatic history than the ancient and battle-scarred ruin of Corfe Castle on the Isle of Purbeck in Dorset County.

Overlooking the village of Corfe and open to public tours, the ruins are said to be haunted. If

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Jeremy Houghton takes flight for latest exhibition

Jeremy Houghton takes flight for latest exhibition

One of the most prolific, and collectable, of British artists is showcasing his work in a brand new exhibition. Jeremy Houghton’s latest show is hot in the heels of his last sell out exhibition entitled A Portrait of Highgrove’ where he was the Artist in Residence.

He has

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