Five things you never knew about North Devon

North Devon is full of surprises.

From locals helping take down the Spanish Armada, to Combe Martin having the highest sea cliffs in England, via Civil War bullet holes being found in Barnstaple’s famous Almshouses – our area really does have an array of fascinating facts.

But did you know that one of our landmarks lay the foundations for Big Ben? Or that we have the Caribbean to thank for not one but TWO of our most unique beaches?

We bet you didn’t….

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How to spend Mother’s Day in North Devon

Mother’s Day is just one week away – so how will you be treating the most important woman in your life?
With spring flowers now well and truly in bloom, an abundance of local eateries to enjoy a bite to eat and a wide selection of fantastic activities, North Devon is a Mother’s Day haven.
Here are our top tips on what you and your mum can get up to next weekend:

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Family-friendly accommodation for a North Devon Easter holiday

The evenings are getting lighter and we’ve ditched our hats and gloves for the year … spring has sprung!

After a wet and windy winter, we’re now looking forward to some more sunshine, daffodils and Easter bunnies – and the Easter holidays aren’t far away.

With gorgeous outdoor spaces, beautiful beaches and so much to do, North Devon is the perfect destination for an Easter break with the family.

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OFFICIAL: North Devon beaches are the best in the UK

North Devon beaches

This time last year, we were proud to read that Woolacombe was rated as the best beach in the UK by members of TripAdvisor (for the second year in a row might we add)!

Now, however, the North Devon beauty spot – popular with locals and tourists alike – has dropped to fifth in the rankings, overtaken by the likes of now-number-one Weymouth, St Brelade’s on Jersey and, whisper it, Cornwall’s Fistral Beach.

That got us to thinking – TripAdvisor aside, just where are the UK’s best beaches?

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