The location of attractions is intended only as a guide. Distances are 'as the crow flies'.
Set in the heart of Devon's Ruby Country, this traditional country inn is a popular spot for Sunday lunch.
Choose from the bar or the posh dining room. Home cooked wholesome food.
Just along the coast from the busy resort of Bude, Widemouth is a long, long stretch of sand backed by high cliffs. Unusual rock formations on the beach are a magnet for climbers while the Atlantic surf brings bodyboarders, kayakers and surfers here in their hundreds. Widemouth Bay is home to a scattering of houses, pubs, cafes and restaurants but there remains a definitive sense of having strayed off the beaten path here. There is a section open to dogs all year round, loads of parking and several surf schools.
Widemouth bay is lovely, we've stayed near here a few times and it never disappoints.
Great beach for surfing and swimming due to waves and lifeguards on duty.
A pleasant forest to explore on foot or by bike, with the Ruby Trail having many starting points. Look out for the reconstruction of a Celtic roundhouse nestled among the trees.
Holsworthy is a centre for agriculture, with one of the largest livestock markets in the south west each Wednesday and Thursday - a lively occasion, well worth a visit. An attractive town, it has a large indoor swimming pool useful for the children if the weather turns inclement.
This fun day out gives you the opportunity to learn the art of archery. Then put your newly taught skill to the test on dinosaurs, wolves and armoured knights! Much more than just target shooting.
Fantastic Family Fun!
Dragon Archery is the place to be if you want to try archery for the first time or if you are more experienced. Great challenges suitable for all ages from 8+. Really friendly encouraging team giving one to one coaching to help you get the most out of your experience. Suitable for all weathers...we went on a very wet and windy day in October! Only advice is BOOK EARLY as this attraction is very very popular!! If you are lucky enough to go along, you will see why.
A 3 hour archery session which involves shooting dinosaurs, amongst other things not just targets. I thoroughly enjoyed this and I wasn't expecting to. All equipment was supplied, and we were taught very well how to use it. Rather than just having targets to aim at, there are a number of themed areas including dinosaurs and orcs. The time passed very quickly and owners were very friendly and helpful.
Visit these beauiful, placid creatures in 100 acres of natural Devon countryside. Special "ambling" walks take place through new woodland to see the alpaca but these do need to be booked in advance. The tea room is a great place for a Devon cream tea where scones are baked to order.
Try the pies at this handsome Victorian Devon inn with pool table and beer garden. Sunday night is quiz night.
Fantastic roast dinner
Called in here Sunday 10 as close to where we were staying. They managed to fit us in and served us one of the best roast dinners we have had in a long time. Thoroughly recommend.
Meet the locals. Good wholesome pub grub in bar or seated.
Set deep in the north Devon countryside, The Rosemoor estate was once the home of Lady Anne Palmer. Lady Anne developed a passion for plants when she met noted plantsman Colllingwood Ingram while recuperating from measles in Spain. Over the next 30 years, she travelled the world to collect specimens for her garden, which she gave to the Royal Horticultural Society in 1988. The estate now comprises 65 acres of land, which includes rose gardens, a winter garden, a fruit and vegetable garden, a formal garden, woodlands, and many stream and lakeside plantings, making Rosemoor an enchanting place to visit whatever the season.
Beautiful, well-managed gardens, well worth a visit whatever the season.
The garden is absolutely gorgeous and very well looked after. The staff are very friendly and welcoming and the restaurant had great locally sourced food. A great day out for adults and children.
The rose collection - one of the largest in the West Country - is very impressive. In full bloom in the summer, the scent of over 2,000 flowers is quite sensational. The Rose Weekend, held in June, was very informative, with advice on growing your own, as well as walks and activities for children.
A beautifully restored walled Victorian garden. Wander among the bourgainvillea and tropical hibiscus in the ornate Victorian greenhouses. The garden had been left to ruin until its rediscovery in 1999, since when Aileen, Michael and Tanya have worked hard and enthusiastically to restore it to its former glory - and beyond. It now extends well past its original walls, with colouful borders, bamboo groves and giant-leafed gunnera. The garden's restoration was documented on ITV's Gardener's Tales.
Alot of hard work has gone into the restoration of these gardens, but it has all paid off. The greenhouses mean that even on a rainy day, there is plenty to see here. There is so much to take in that one visit is not enough!
Well worth a visit. These gardens are unique, very different from anything else in Devon or Cornwall. A beautiful and inspiring experience.
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