The Best of Britain: Devon

The Best of Britain: Devon : Accessible, contemporary guides by local experts

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Many Brits are discovering the joys of holidaying on home soil, and Devon offers the best of Britain in one county. The council is also championing sustainable tourism to combat global warming and there are more green businesses and organic food producers here than anywhere in the UK. This unique guide is a valuable source of local information, to help visitors get the most out of the area in the time you have; be it a two-week holiday, short break or long weekend. Throughout the book, local people give their recommendations on where to find the best fish and chips, bike ride or secret path to a spectacular view, uncovering the Best of Britain. This guide includes practical information on a range of accommodation, the best places to eat, local festivals, events and activities as well as informing readers about the history, geology and culture of the area, with a `local heroes' section of famous residents past and present. Informative maps are found throughout the book, including walking and climbing routes and children's activities in the area. The book focuses on what makes this part of the south of England so special: from rolling countryside, picturesque villages with thatched cottages and majestic rivers such as the Torridge and Exe, to attractive fishing villages, thriving port towns and stunning more

Product details

  • Paperback | 320 pages
  • 150 x 226 x 18mm | 419.99g
  • Crimson Publishing
  • Richmond, United Kingdom
  • English
  • ill
  • 185458426X
  • 9781854584267
  • 913,775

About Simon Heptinstall

When former taxi-driver and garage-manager Simon Heptinstall switched to journalism he was soon described by Private Eye as a miserable little squirt. Luckily he's grown a bit since then and cheered up slightly, so only the squirt part applies. Simon grew up in Devon, went to school there, was in terrible, terrible band that played all over the county, trained as a cider-maker, worked for the county council before going away to university. He came back to be editor of the Cornish and Devon Post newspaper and be a member of the trust that owns one of the county's professional football teams. Simon's award-winning travel writing appears regularly in the Sunday Times, Mail on Sunday, Daily Telegraph and Evening more

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the mail on sunday "entertaining and revealing - the ultimate Devon guidebook" michael caines MBE - from the forward as published in this book "an inspiring book"show more

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Rolling hills - Lush farmland - Thatched cottages - Pretty country pubs - Dramatic rivers - Unique double coastline - Wild eascapes - Picturesque fishing villages - Historic harbour towns - Stunning beaches. Devon offers the best of Britain in one county. Modern Devon also offers stylish restaurants set up by the likes of Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall, Damien Hirst and Michael Caines, cool new boutique B&Bs and chic urban hotels... and all the modern facilities and quirky attractions to create a perfect break however long you more

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Why buy the Best of Britain? This is the best guide to Devon - and not just because we've gathered all the essential up-to-date info - but because we've really thought about what YOU want from a modern British holiday. DISCOVER locally sourced information from an acclaimed author and journalist who knows Devon like the back of his hand LEARN the secrets of Dartmoor, Exmouth, Ilfracombe and Exeter from local characters who know their stuff and speak their mind SAVE time and money by reading recent visitors' highlights of Lyme Regis, Plymouth and Croyde FOLLOW the footsteps of Devon's famous faces from Joss Stone to Sir Ranulph Fiennes ENJOY the easy-to-use design, great pictures and clear, handy mapsshow more

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