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June 2017: The Resorts of North Devon

Devon is the only county in England with two separate coasts, north and south. It is the latter that is perhaps better known and more ...More
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Castle Combe

A great little village, quite a steep road down - if I was walking I wouldn't want to have to walk back up ! - and you don't have to stay at the Manor House Hotel & Golf Club to be able to walk through the grounds. They are quite unexpected and lovely - Johann...a recent visitor
One of the prettiest villages one could ever visit with masses of charming honey coloured houses, a lovely old Inn and a bubbling stream running right through. Also home to the famous Manor House Hotel and the car racing track - Nick

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Malmesbury

Malmesbury was quite quiet when we were there but it is still rewarding to look around with plenty of parking. Of particular interest is Malmesbury Abbey and Abbey House Gardens next door. Worth a detour if in the area - Nadia

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Pewsey

Archaeological digs around the village indicate that there has been a settlement here since the 6th century, however it was the opening of the Kennet and Avon canal in 1810, and the railway in 1862 that transformed Pewsey into a bustling community. A quaint village that retains its charming character , Pewsey is a hotspot for crop circle enthusiasts. The Pewsey vale is recognised a an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and is extremely popular with the outdoor enthusiast.

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Salisbury

Salisbury’s cathedral, first built in 1227, has the tallest spire in Britain at 404 feet, the early Gothic style building one of the city’s gems. Nearby is Wilton House, an Elizabethan manor open to the public and Stonehenge, its prehistoric standing stones a great public draw. - Carol

The park & Ride is the ONLY way to visit salisbury for the day. There appeared to be plenty of zealous traffic wardens lurking - Nadia
Discover a part of traditional England when you visit Salisbury - just two hours away from central London and with 6,000 years of history, this region offers the ultimate getaway. The massive Iron Age hillfort of Old Sarum is the site of the original City of Salisbury. The fort was used by the Romans, Saxons and Normans and grew into one of the most flourishing settlements in medieval England. Infighting and a lack of water led to the City being relocated to the Salisbury that we know today and it was here that the world-famous Cathedral was built between 1220 and 1258. Salisbury Cathedral is the only Cathedral in England to have been built throughout in the same Early English style and possesses the tallest spire in England, the world's oldest working clock and one of the four surviving copies of the Magna Carta - Irene

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