North Devon & Exmoor Blog

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Whether you are a first time visitor to North 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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Explore Valley of Rocks this summer

Looking for a new spot to explore this summer? Why not head to Valley of Rocks on the outskirts of Lynton? The beautiful, rugged valley is not only home to a herd of wild mountain goats but has also been named by Countryfile as a top place for a spring walk! BBC’s Countryfile released a list of…

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Join RHS Garden Rosemoor for the Festival of Roses

There’s no better place to admire the breadth of colour, shape and habit of these national favourites in early summer. Boasting one of the UK’s largest collections of roses, Rosemoor is home to more than 200 different varieties and over 2,000 specimens, ranging from traditional cottage garden…

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What’s on this Father’s Day in North Devon

If you’re planning a trip to North Devon over Father’s Day weekend, there’s plenty to see and do. Whether or not you’re marking the day, here are some of the things you can do with or without your dad! It’s Sunday which means you’ll find plenty of places offering incredible mouth-watering menus to…

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Visit Devon's Top Attractions this half term

Anne Blackham, Marketing Manager for Devon’s Top Attractions, said: “Our member attractions are thrilled to be offering a super selection of days out this May half term. These award-winning attractions will be offering a fantastic array of top days out and experiences for every budget, find out…

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Things to do in North Devon this year

Planning a trip to North Devon over Whit Week or later in the year? No doubt you already have an idea of how you want to spend your time, but if you’re not sure or you have some gaps in your itinerary, here are some suggestions of absolute must-do things you need to factor into your trip. Go see the…

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How to spend half term in North Devon

Planning a trip to North Devon or Exmoor this May half term? Well, we aren’t called England’s Adventure Coast for nothing! You’ll find a host of activities and attractions suitable for the whole family here in North Devon. Not only that but there is the National Park where you’ll be able to indulge…

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Exmoor Zoo welcome the world's smallest fox

Exmoor Zoo is celebrating after the arrival of a pair of fennec foxes, the world’s smallest species of fox. The pair are now on exhibit in a purpose built enclosure at the top of the zoo near the café. Fennec foxes are incredibly cute and tiny, with large eyes and ears. The size of their ears…

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EVENT CANCELLED | Rosemoor Live 2024 is back!

Please note the following events are cancelled: Liz Shakespeare ‘The Ordeal of Miss Lucy Jones’ Saturday 18 May at 1:30pm Rosemoor Live – New Purple Celebration - The Music of Prince, Friday 28 June, 8pm Rosemoor Live – 80’s Night: Live band and special guests, Saturday 29 June, 8pm Rosemoor Live –…

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Where to stay for a birdwatching break

Whether you are a seasoned twitcher or just want to see what birds you can spot over the next few months, North Devon is a wonderful destination. Not only is it home to the south west’s biggest puffin colony, but you’ll also find a host of wading birds, sea birds and birds of prey, as well as your…

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