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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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Between the covers – a brief guide to literary Exeter

Devon is awash with literary connections, from Agatha Christie who was born in Torquay and kept a holiday home in the English Rivera to Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who used the wilds of Dartmoor as inspiration for the Hound of the Baskervilles – there are connections to our favourite books everywhere…

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Hidden gems to discover this year

With January behind us and (hopefully) warmer, brighter days on the horizon, you might be starting to plan your adventures for the year. Of course, we’re biased and will always recommend visits to Devon, but that doesn’t mean you should discount what we say! No matter how many times you come to…

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Discover the River Dart at Totnes

The River Dart is a stunning waterway winding for 47 miles from the heart of Dartmoor to its magnificent estuary in Dartmouth. This gem of South Devon offers visitors an abundance of natural beauty, historic landmarks, and the chance to have fun. Set halfway between moor and sea, you’ll find the…

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Reasons to visit Teignmouth

Looking for somewhere picturesque in the English Riviera that isn’t as crowded as places like Torquay and Paignton but still gives you a beautiful beach, puts you in close proximity to the region’s top attractions and has plenty of places to stay, eat and visit? You need to add Teignmouth to your…

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Enjoy a getaway with a Devon holiday park

There are plenty of choices when it comes to finding somewhere to stay in Devon but if you’re travelling with kids, want the best value for money and want easy access to entertainment and activities throughout your stay, why not take a look at one of the many holiday parks available across the…

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Welcome 2024 in style with these New Year stays in Devon

See in the New Year in luxury and start the year as you mean it to go on with one of these New Year stays in Devon. With fabulous parties, champagne on ice and incredible breakfasts to start the first day of a New Year, there are fewer things better than a trip away over New Year, so we’ve pulled…

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Spend Christmas at Lydgate House

Looking for a magical stay in Devon this Christmas? Look no further than Lydgate House's festive offerings. Their three night Christmas Experience is the perfect way to relax and enjoy a truly special and unforgettable Christmas celebration. Our hotel will be adorned with tasteful decorations…

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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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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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