Spring is now definitely on its way and as the sunshine begins to creep out from its hiding place behind the clouds, it’s time to start thinking about where you’ll be enjoying it. Throughout the spring summer period, we’ll be bringing you some ideas and tips about things to do and places to visit in the UK. We live in a beautiful country, it’s just about finding those hidden gems.
5 things you have to do in Devon
To kick off, we’re starting with Devon. So here our top 5 must visit places in the beautiful south west county.
Hele Corn Mill and Tea room
Hele Corn Mill dates from 1525 and is a unique working watermill in North Devon. You can find the Hele Corn Mill right near Hele Bay beach, a visit to the mill makes a perfect family visit. Guided tours are given by the family who run the mill, and children and adults alike will enjoy learning about the history of the mill. One of the highlights of our tour is our 1920s National engine which is in full working order and can be demonstrated for you in our guided tours. Perfect for a trip with the grandchildren.
Royal Albert memorial museum
Not only does the RAMM boast some stunning architecture, but it is also home to some rare historical artefacts from the world of science, literature and art. The idea of the museum dates back to the early 19th century with the purpose of supporting education in these areas. This educational nature of the project was supported by Prince Albert which is where the name originates. Definitely worth a visit, especially if you have interest in culture.
One for the bird lovers, or even just the great outdoors. A short excursion out in the countryside of Exmoor with stunning views and of course, those beautiful birds of prey. You can get up close and personal with the Hawks and watch as they fly over the skyline with elegance. If you consider yourself a bit of an amateur, or even professional photographer, it’s a great opportunity to get some stunning shots in the heart of the Devonshire countryside
Walking at Lydford Gorge
Lydford Gorge, also known as the ‘White Lady Waterfall’, is the deepest gorge in the South West with a spectacular 30ft waterfall. The base of the waterfall can be easily reached where you can stand and admire sheer beauty of the nature that surrounds you. Why travel the world to be in a picturesque setting when you can have it on your door step.
Blackpool Sands beach
And then there’s the beaches. How could we forget the beaches of south west England. Some of the most spectacular beaches in the country, some so beautiful you’d think you were in the French Riviera. Enjoy the white sand, blue sea and refreshing sea breeze at our favourite Blackpool Sands Beach. The picture speaks for itself.