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The best places to camp this summer

Planning a trip to Devon this summer? There are an overwhelming number of accommodation options to choose from, so if you want to keep it simple, why not opt for a spot of camping? Not only is this a budget-friendly option, but the majority of campsites are happy for you to bring your dogs with you…

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Suggestions for spending Father’s Day in Devon

Whether you’re celebrating your dad, your grandad, an uncle, an older brother, a stepdad or just any other man in your life, we’re here to help you make 16 th June special. Whatever you’re looking for, from days out for the whole family to Sunday lunch, here are some of our top suggestions. Ideas for…

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Sleepy Owl come top in National Tourism Awards

Tourism businesses from the South West were celebrating last night (5 June) as host Alex Polizzi presented the annual VisitEngland awards to the best in the country. The announcements marked the conclusion of the 2023/24 awards cycle which started in 2023 when businesses entered their local tourism…

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Summer Stays at the University of Exeter

Located within walking distance of Exeter’s vibrant city centre, the University of Exeter’s Streatham Campus provides the perfect, budget-friendly place to stay this summer. With over 500 ensuite bedrooms available, the University provides a quiet haven, from which to explore the nearby city, coast…

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Top places to paddleboard in Devon

Whether you’ve been paddleboarding for years or you’re new to this increasingly popular watersport, you’ll likely have noticed that Devon is a haven for anyone indulging in water based activities. The beauty of paddleboarding is that you don’t have to be incredibly fit or have any training to give…

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Devon is open for business

We appreciate the concern some visitors may have regarding the recent media reports of a very localised cryptosporidium outbreak. This very localised outbreak is affecting a very small area of the English Riviera and there is no evidence to suggest that other areas of Devon or the wider English…

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Ideas for May half term in Devon

Planning a trip to Devon over May half term? You’re in luck, there are a host of things to do taking place across the county – take a look at some of our top suggestions for ways to entertain yourself this half term! With areas like the Torbay, the English Riviera and further south towards Plymouth…

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Celebrate World Donkey Day in Devon

Did you know that 8 th May is World Donkey Day? Well, now you do! And with donkeys being some of the best loved animals living in Devon today, we thought we’d spend some time celebrating with these donkey facts! How many of these things did you already know? Donkeys have a great memory, they can…

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Choose a farm holiday this spring

Devon in springtime is bursting with beautiful blooms, tiny lambs and new foals on Dartmoor and Exmoor – which is why it is the perfect time to book a farm stay and soak in the spring season. Farm stays are a great way to escape from everyday life, they have plenty of space, so are ideal for large…

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