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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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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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2024 Concerts and Organ Recitals at Buckfast Abbey

We are delighted to announce our series of concerts and organ recitals for 2024! Full information is available in our latest brochure, available now around the site, and online here: This year’s series includes a Passiontide performance of Bach’s St John Passion by the…

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Chagford named as one of Britain’s prettiest towns

Chagford on Dartmoor has been named as one of Britain’s best looking towns as part of research undertaken by The Telegraph. The Telegraph’s travel journalists ranked the towns in Britain based on the pleasantness of their shop fronts, historic architecture, low traffic, low litter, stunning views…

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A night of celebration for Devon

Last night saw an evening of celebration in Torquay, at the Devon Tourism Awards! Held at the Riveria International Conference Centre in Torquay, the awards saw 73 trophies, created by Dartington Crystal, handed out to businesses from all over the county. Robin Barker, the organiser from Services…

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Classic Cottages maintains its Which? recommended status

Classic Cottages, the largest independent holiday letting agency in the UK has recently been labelled as a Which? UK Holiday Cottage Recommended Provider for the third consecutive year. Out of all the cottages recommended by Which? Classic Cottages was ranked second out of all holiday cottage…

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