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Whether you are a first time visitor to Devon or a resident, our blog is the perfect place to find top tips for travel around the county, ideas and inspiration for your stay and all the latest news. 

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Popular Vintage Weekend returns to RHS Rosemoor

Travel back in time and enjoy a weekend of nostalgia at RHS Rosemoor’s annual Vintage Weekend, supported by Atkins Ferrie Wealth Management. Admire a huge and eclectic selection of wonderful classic cars, motorcycles, tractors and caravans on the rolling lawns and speak to the collectors who…

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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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Sidmouth’s Victoria Hotel Launches New Source Spa

The Victoria Hotel, Sidmouth’s 4 star seaside luxurious Victorian landmark, has officially launched a new Source Spa with first class facilities and luxury treatments. The spa boasts an indoor heated pool, a modern gym, a hydrotherapy spa bath, an ice bath, aromatherapy sauna, and steam room. The…

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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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World's smallest fox arives at Exmoor Zoo

Exmoor Zoo is celebrating after the arrival of a pair of fennec foxes, the world’s smallest species of fox. The pair are now on exhibit in a purpose built enclosure at the top of the zoo near the café. Fennec foxes are incredibly cute and tiny, with large eyes and ears. The size of their ears…

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Accessibility at the forefront of Devon County Show

This year’s Devon County Show, will be its most accessible yet, thanks to a new initiative to increase inclusivity. The changes will include: A high dependency mobile disabled toilet unit, equipped with a hoist. Accessibility stewards around the site. Chairs outside all accessible toilet facilities…

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Devon County Show announces Michael Caines MBE as president

Michael Caines MBE, award winning local chef, has been named as this year’s president of the Devon County Show. He is best known for his restaurants and hotel at Lympstone Manor, as well as a second restaurant in Exmouth. The menus at all his establishments focus on sustainability and using local…

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Plymouth restaurant welcomes charity for free dinner

Thirty selected guests from a local charity enjoyed a free three-course dinner at favourite French high street restaurant Bistrot Pierre this week, paid for by loyal customers. As part of its annual Christmas initiative to support charity workers and those in need of support within the community…

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