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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01803 | code search
Postcode: TQ9 | code search
Population: 650
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maidís Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devilís Stone

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International Worm Charming Festival
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Sportsmans Arms
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Blackawton is a quiet Devonshire village in the picturesque South Hams, home to nearly six hundred and fifty people, and the Annual Worm Charm Championships. The winding narrow lanes promise enchanting countryside and there is bird watching at nearby Slapton Ley Nature Reserve. Lovers of history are transported back in an instant with castles to explore such as 14th Century Dartmouth Castle which stands ever watchful over the Dart Estuary, Totnes Castle, whose Norman architecture has stood the test of time, or perhaps the evocative scene of Berry Pomeroy will bestow thoughts of Damsels and Knights, as it tells itís chilling tale. Any thoughts of a brief encounter should be extended when visiting Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway where the thrill of steam travel is relived. Or follow in the footsteps of king Charles 11 with a trip to Dartmouth Museum, or Kingsbridge Cookworthy Museum which has an impressive Victorian Kitchen, car lovers are in their element with fabulous vehicles on display at Totnes Motor Museum, and the thousands of animals at Paignton Zoo is sure to delight, if an adrenaline rush is wished for, Woodlands Leisure Park will surely grant it with heart stopping rides like the Sea Dragon Swing Ship and Side Winder.

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Forces Tavern
George Inn Blackawton
Normandy Arms
Sportsmans Arms

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Woodside Cottage Luxury B&B (0.25 miles)

Woodside Cottage Luxury B&B

Luxury B&B in idyllic peaceful location only 4 miles from Dartmouth and within easy walking distance of a top quality pub restaurant. Absolutely magnificent views of the South Devon countryside from every room. Very comfortable individually designed ... More | visit website

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Washwalk Mill Bed & Breakfast (0.69 miles)

Washwalk Mill Bed & Breakfast

Hidden away in a beautiful Devon valley, at the end of a quarter mile drive this old mill house sits in a beautiful garden beside the little River Gara. Surrounded by fields, with no near ... More | visit website

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Dartmouth Golf & Country Club (1.23 miles)

Dartmouth Golf & Country Club
Situated 4 miles from the historic town of Dartmouth in 225 acres of Beautiful South Hamsí countryside, Dartmouth golf & country Club offers unrivalled facilities:
  • 35 en-suite bedrooms
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Ashbourne Farm (1.78 miles)

Ashbourne Farm
Ashbourne Farm is a characterful 17th century farmhouse, set in a peaceful rural location.

It is only a 10 minute drive to Dartmouth, or to the beautiful beach at Blackpool Sands. Also within easy reach are ... More | visit website
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Norton Park Hotel (2.95 miles)

Norton Park Hotel

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A family country pub with bedrooms. High on a hill on the outskirts of the maritime town of Dartmouth, with stunning views over the River Dart and beyond.The hotel ... More

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Frogwell B&B (3.32 miles)

Frogwell B&B

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Frogwell Bed & BreakfastSituated approximately 4 miles from the hustle and bustle of Dartmouth and within walking distance of the famous award winning 'Blackpool Sands' beach . We are ideally ... More

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Fingals Hotel (3.43 miles)

Fingals Hotel
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Fingals is one of the most relaxed and relaxing hotels in Devon. A luxury, family run country house hotel, known for its fun, informal style and ... More
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Pound Court Riverside B&B (3.55 miles)

Pound Court Riverside B&B
Set right beside the Harbourne River, this B&B is located amid the hills of the beautiful South Hams and is close to the coast and wonderful beaches. The river runs down the side of the building, ... More | visit website
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Cider Barn (3.62 miles)

Cider Barn
Cider Barn (sleeps five)

Set in an old cider orchard with views across its private stone terrace of lush Devon meadows.

The accommodation is largely on one level. The central area of the barn, with ... More | visit website
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Durant Arms (3.95 miles)

The Durant Arms is a traditional 18th century country inn; situated in the wonderful surroundings of the South Hams countryside in Devon. An idyllic country retreat, the Durant Arms Hotel and Restaurant in Ashprington, Totnes ... More

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