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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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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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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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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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