Local Area Guides

The literary greats of Devon

For centuries Devon has provided inspiration for a host of many literary heroes. Many of which lived in Devon; some stayed for a time; and others holidayed there. In fact Devon has proved such an influence on writers that it’s more of a challenge to find parts of the county which aren’t linked with England’s literary past!

Here are just a few of our favourite authors who have been inspired by the beautiful county of Devon.

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Get a hole in one in Bath

As well as being rich in history, offering great food and a fantastic destination for shopping, Bath and the surrounding area boasts some of the county’s finest golf courses catering for all levels of golfer.

Here are a few of our favourites:

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Lights, Camera, Action in North Somerset

North Somerset boasts a wide variety of attractions including Tyntesfield and Clevedon Court National Trust properties, farm attractions and the famous Grand Pier in Weston-super-Mare. With coast and countryside the area has a wealth of activities and heritage available too.

With many varying landscapes, famous landmarks and historic buildings, it’s no wonder there are an average of 50 filming shoots that take place in North Somerset every year! From films, adverts and music videos to nature programmes and TV series’, North Somerset has featured in many.

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Al fresco dining Bath

The beautiful city of Bath is already famed for its rich history and stunning architecture but more recently it is becoming much more well known for its thriving foodie scene thanks to the ever expanding offering of its already vast and varied range of cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants.

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Festivals this summer in Bristol

There’s never a dull moment in the vibrant city of Bristol. There are events and festivals that happen throughout the year but in the summer, the city really bursts to life and welcomes visitors from up and down the country as well as overseas.

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Popular Parks in Portishead

Now the sun has made an appearance, there’s no better time to get out and about and explore your local parks. Here, we’ve listed a few popular ones local to Portishead.

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Taunton’s great connections

If connectivity is key, Taunton scores highly for convenience and speed. Its great links to the motorway and major train stations make commuting and exploring the South West a breeze.

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