As Halloween is almost here, we thought we would dive into one of the most chilling incidents from North Devon’s history: The Bideford Witch Trials. The Bideford Witch Trials are one of the England’s most remarkable witch trials, partly because by the time they took place, witch hunting had mostly…Read More
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Category: History and Heritage
If you happen to be in the West Country on 19 th September, you must remember to adjust your accent accordingly as the 19 th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day and as so many of Britain’s famous pirates hailed from the South West, our accent has become synonymous with the pirates of film and…Read More
During September, England hosts its biggest heritage festival where hundreds of heritage attractions across the nation open their doors to the public for free! There are a host of places around Devon that are joining in, but if you fancy delving deeper into the region’s history, here are some of the…Read More
In Devon there is a day more important than Easter Sunday, Christmas Day, St George’s Day and any other national holiday you can think of. Celebrated every year on 4 th June, Devon Day is the official celebration of all things Devon, it’s a national day of recognition and promotes everything that…Read More
With connections to the English Civil War and WWII, there is plenty of history to be found in North Devon. Whether you’re wandering around Exmoor or visiting one of the many museums in the region, you’re never too far away from discovering something new about the area. Did you know for instance…Read More
We’re lucky that we live in such a beautiful part of the world, North Devon is known for its wonderful scenery and dramatic views, so it is no wonder that we have so many interesting photographs gracing our Instagram feed. We’ve selected some of our favourite photos we’ve seen on Instagram over the…Read More
No doubt you will have heard of the Jungle Book, brought to life on screen by Walt Disney and featuring a memorable cast of characters and some equally memorable music, you might be surprised to learn that it has a connection to North Devon. Disney’s Jungle Book is based on a duology of novels by…Read More
Image: The staircase hall - COPYRIGHT National Trust Images, Ellie McCarthy Christmas has arrived at the National Trust's Arlington Court in North Devon. Every weekend from now until 18 December, visitors can see the house at Arlington decorated in all the splendour of a Victorian Christmas. There…Read More
Halloween is coming and with it, the re-ermegence of some of North Devon’s spookiest tales. If you’re hoping to enjoy a couple of thrills this October, here are a couple of the creepiest places in the region that you can visit – you never know, you might spot an elusive spirit or two! These days…Read More
Every March we celebrate World Book Day – you’ve likely seen local children and other organisations getting dressed up as their favourite characters, this year, we thought we’d join in by introducing you to some of the incredible writers that have called North Devon home throughout the years…Read More