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County - Devon | Map
Tel code: 01409 | code search
Postcode: EX21 | code search
Population: 140
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Folk Customs:
Burning the Ashen Faggot
Hatherleigh Carnival Tar Barrels
Kingsteignton Ram Roast
Passing the Port
Pretty Maidís Charity
Tar Barrels & Rock Cannons of Ottery
The Barnstaple Shilling
Turning the Devilís Stone

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Virginstow is a small village set within a patchwork of green countryside in Devon, home to just over a hundred people. Situated just a few miles from Launceston in Cornwall and the wild dramatic Moorland of Dartmoor National Park, which will put smiles on the faces of walkers and artists, lovers of history can explore Launceston Motte and Bailey Castle, which stands high on a hill and will reverse the hands of time in an instant. Or why not step onto the Boardwalk at Dunsdon Farm Nature Reserve where wild flowers, meadow thistle, and grasses mix with the wild terrain and fascinating wildlife. Or maybe the chance to experience the golden age of steam travel will tempt a visit to Launceston Steam Railway for a journey to remember, or be prepared to be amazed at Dingles Fairground Heritage Centre which has the most breathtaking exhibits, and is home to the National Fairground Collection. For Georgian splendour Lawrence House Museum has intriguing exhibits spread over three floors. Or if Mother Natureí splendour is more for you it has to be the Lydford Gorge where the dazzling Waterfall thunders some 90í into a steep sided river gorge, woodland trails and unrivalled beauty, what more could be wished for.

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Percys Hotel (0.52 miles)

Percys Hotel

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Since opening in 1996, Tina Bricknell-Webb has let her cooking be determined by what grows around her. Home-reared lamb, eggs and pork, plus some of the freshest fish to be ... More | visit website

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Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages (1.31 miles)

Frankaborough Farm Holiday Cottages
A warm, friendly welcome awaits you at our traditional beef, sheep and dairy farm ideally located on the Devon/Cornwall border and popular with guests touring many attractions in the West Country. We offer excellent four ... More | visit website
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Blagdon Manor (2.80 miles)

Blagdon Manor
A Grade II listed building with wonderful views across the rolling Devonshire countryside towards Dartmoor; records suggest that the Manor has existed in some form since saxon times; long before the Domesday Book of 1086.

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Bradridge Farm (3.98 miles)

Bradridge Farm
A real country welcome awaits you! A working farm of 250 acres set in wonderful rolling countryside right on the border between Devon and Cornwall, making us particularly well located for touring both counties. ... More | visit website
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Hay Meadow Farm (4.26 miles)

Hay Meadow Farm
Hay Meadow Farm is a 12th century thatched manor house with origins dating even further back. Mentioned in the Doomsday Book the farm is steeped in history with its inglenook fireplaces and exposed wooden beams ... More | visit website
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Lifton Hall Hotel (4.73 miles)

Lifton Hall Hotel

Lifton Hall is a family run, 10 bedroom hotel just off A30 and only 40 minutes from Exeter and the M5. We are ideally situated for touring west Devon and Cornwall, with many attractions, such ... More | visit website

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Arundell Arms Hotel (4.74 miles)

Arundell Arms Hotel

The Arundell Arms is a delightful former 18th century coaching inn on a site which dates back to Saxon times, in a valley of five rivers on the Devon/Cornwall border offering log fire comfort, caring ... More

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Court Barn Country House Hotel (4.74 miles)

Court Barn Country House Hotel
Court Barn is a romantic country house set in 5 acres with unspoilt views across rolling Devon countryside. It originated in the 17th century and additions were made in 1853. We have 8 en suite ... More | visit website
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Tinhay Mill Guest House (4.75 miles)

Tinhay Mill Guest House
Tinhay Mill is situated in the quiet village of Tinay near Lifton, 2 miles from the Cornwall border, 10 miles from Dartmoor and close enough to the A30 for convenient access to the rest of ... More | visit website
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Old Coach House (4.90 miles)

Old Coach House

The Old Coach House (4* AA Rated and a member of the Dartmoor Tourist Association) is situated in 1.5 Acres of secluded, landscaped gardens with a number of seating areas for the relaxation of our ... More | visit website

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