Visiting the Historic Plymouth Barbican

Barbican Plymouth Map

The Plymouth Barbican is Home to Britain’s Maritime Heritage: The Barbican, Plymouth’s harbour area was an old trading port and is home to Britain’s maritime heritage. It was from Plymouth that many of the early pioneering voyages set sail. Sir Francis Drake, Sir John Hawkins, Sir Walter Raleigh and Captain Cook, all sailed from Plymouth, […]

Tintagel – Inextricably Linked to King Arthur

Camelot - Tintagel

Tintagel – Where King Arthur Legends Loom Larger Than Life: Mention Tintagel, and the legends of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table come to mind immediately. Since Geoffrey of Monmouth wrote his History of the Kings of Britain in 1150, visitors have been coming to Tintagel Castle to see the legendary King […]

Why William and Kate Can’t Honeymoon on Scilly

Isles of Scilly - Courtesy VisitBritain

Scilly Could Have Been William and Kate’s Honeymoon Destination if Not for its Rowing Gig: The Isles of Scilly are located just 28 miles off the Cornish coast in the Atlantic Ocean. Comprising five inhabited and numerous uninhabited islands, Scilly has been rumoured by the British press as one of the places that Prince William […]

Accommodation in Devon and Cornwall

Accommodation in Devon and Cornwall..

Places to Stay – Accommodation To Suit Your Needs and Budget: The good news is that no matter what your financial budget, you’ll almost certainly find accommodation that suits your style and budget. Devon and Cornwall both have no end of lodgings for the holidaymaker – Here are some of your accommodation choices: – Countryside:  […]

Torquay, Queen of The English Riviera…

English Riviera

Torquay, a Seaside Town on the English Riviera Torquay is the most popular and visited of the three Torbay towns that describe themselves as the “English Riviera”. Besides some good beaches to enjoy, Torquay also offers the standard English seaside experience of tea rooms and sea-side amusement arcades. What To Do In Torquay: Our visit […]

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor Ponies

Dartmoor National Park, famed abode of the Hound of the Baskervilles! Just a few miles inwards from the South Devon Coast is the ancient Dartmoor National Park. It covers an area of 368 square miles and offers visitors a mix of superb scenery and legendary history. Dartmoor also has one of the most prominent moors […]

Historic Totnes and the legend of Brutus

East Gate Arch

The interesting little town of Totnes is steeped in history and legend With a population struggling to reach 7,000 the interesting little town of Totnes is steeped in history and legend (it’s here that a Trojan prince named Brutus is believed in folklore to have founded Britain in the 11th century). Set in the pavement […]

Exeter, Devon’s unexpectedly lively capital city.

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter is not the typical sleepy Devon town you imagined! Exeter is without doubt the capital of Devon, though ironically it’s not the typical town that most visitors come to expect when they think about Devon. There’s a certain high pace and vibrancy about Exeter that is out of place with the rest of the […]

The Seaside Resort Of Dawlish

Dawlish and its beautiful parks

South Devon’s most pleasant seaside resort is well worth a visit In South Devon the pleasant seaside resort of Dawlish is very popular with visitors, many of whom return year after year for their holidays in Dawlish or for day trips to enjoy the nice atmosphere that the town has to offer. Dawlish is an […]

Newquay, Britain's Surfing Capital

Newquay Island View

There’s much more to Newquay than being just a surfers’ paradise. Boasting some of the best beaches and surfing in Britain, Newquay is one of Cornwall’s premier holiday sites for those seeking a beach holiday. Unsurprisingly, it has obtained a reputation for being England’s surfing capital. Unfortunately, Newquay’s popularity has also attracted negative consequences in […]