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Buckfast Abbey, Devon

Buckfast Abbey Devon

Just half a mile from the A38, midway between Exeter and Plymouth in Devon, is Buckfast Abbey, a working monastery nestling close to the River Dart and Dartmoor itself. It is a tranquil retreat from the busy tourist hotspots that...

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Dyrham Park, Gloucestershire

Dyrham Park Gloucestershire

Every time I go to Dyrham Park, I’m struck afresh by its beauty. The entrance to the estate, off the A46, is elevated above the house, so that at first you can’t really see much at all. Then, as you...

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Hidden gems of Dorset

Mudeford Beach Huts Dorset

Dorset is one of the most beautiful counties in the UK, with miles of sandy beaches and plenty of fun days out to keep the family occupied. You may have heard of the more famous attractions, but here's my pick...

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The Lost Gardens of Heligan, Cornwall

The Lost Gardens of Heligan Cornwall Mud Maid

The Lost Gardens of Heligan, near Mevagissey, are just a short drive from the town of St Austell in Cornwall. Despite living in the St Austell area for over 12 years - and in Cornwall for my whole life -...

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10 of the best places to see spring flowers in Devon

Coleton Fishacre spring flowers in Devon

In gardens, woodlands and hidden valleys, winter is receding and spring is on its way, bringing with it a wealth of spring flowers in Devon. From carpets of bluebells and daffodils to towering magnolia and rhododendron, we’ve rounded up some...

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