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Fun facts about Exmoor’s literary history

Whether your TikTok FYP is full of romantasy titles or you’ve long been a fan of books and the great romantic poets and writers that found inspiration on Exmoor, there’s lots of literary history to discover in North Devon and Exmoor. The region has long been a favourite of the great writers, with…

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Historic things to do in North Devon

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…

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A brief guide to Devon Day

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…

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Have a spooktastic time in North Devon

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…

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5 things you might not know about North Devon

For those of you coming to North Devon for the first time in 2022, here’s some things you might not know about the region so you can wow your friends with your local knowledge! Did you know…? Barnstaple is the oldest borough in England. Not only is North Devon’s premier town one of the largest in…

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The poets and Exmoor

No matter what time of year you visit Exmoor, there is a wonderful romantic atmosphere, so it is no wonder why so many of the great romantic poets chose to make themselves at home there. In fact, several of them even claim to have discovered Exmoor! Here are some of the poets who were inspired by…

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North Devon’s spookiest sites

As spooky season begins, we thought we’d give you the low down on some of the spookiest sites across North Devon. From shipwrecks to supposed spirits, there are plenty of places to get into the Halloween spirit. Morte Point Mortehoe and in particular Morte Point are some of the most beautiful places…

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