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Group Golf Breaks in North Devon

14th June 2021

North Devon group golf breaks are becoming increasingly popular, and with no surprise to us! Golf in Devon is some of the best in the UK....

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Devon Instagrammers

4th June 2021

Start planning to capture beautiful moments and sit back and be inspired by fascinating towns, stunning scenery and hidden Devon secrets....

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Christmas Parties

12th November 2019

Last avialable dates for 2019 Christmas Parties!...

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Explore and protect your local National Trail with the kids this summer

7th August 2019

Low-cost adventures to enjoy with the kids over the summer holidays!...

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Royal Cornwall Show

4th June 2019

We are delighted to be at the famous Royal Cornwall Show this year...

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Devon’s 75th D-Day anniversary - What's On

13th May 2019

Devon D-Day 2019 is a summer-long commemoration of North Devon’s role in the D-Day landings of World War 2. Brend Hotels along with many other local b...

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The Devon County Show

8th April 2019

As proud sponsors for over seven years, we are delighted to be back again for 2019...

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What's on in Devon this Easter

20th March 2019

Have a look at what's taking place in Devon through the Easter holidays...

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St Piran’s Day, Cornwall

27th February 2019

We’ve taken a look at the origins of St Piran, along with the events taking place to celebrate the Cornish occasion...

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The Perfect Proposal - with ROX diamonds

8th February 2019

We've teamed up with ROX Diamonds to create a guide to your perfect proposal...

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5 romantic walks near Saunton Sands Hotel

6th February 2019

Explore the beautiful North Devon coastline with someone special...

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Traditional Valentine's Day Activities in North Devon

1st February 2019

If you are looking for February the 14th inspiration, keep these traditional activities and places to visit in mind...

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February Half Term in North Devon

11th January 2019

Come rain or shine, there’s always something to do during February Half Term in North Devon....

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Bizarre Christmas traditions from around the world

26th November 2018

Discover some of the most bizarre Christmas traditions from around the globe!...

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Christmas Gift Ideas for Men

17th November 2018

Everyone knows that men can be difficult to buy for, which is why we think we have the perfect gifts for him....

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Brend Hotel Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

14th November 2018

Gift ideas for a wonderful woman in your life; we've got an array of luxurious experiences that she’ll love....

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Gift Ideas For Them

13th November 2018

Christmas gift ideas for a special couple in your life. Featuring Brend accommodation, dining and spa treatments....

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Things to do this winter in North Devon

7th November 2018

Whatever the season, there’s always much to do in North Devon, including during winter......

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Essential Bonfire Nights and Firework Displays in North Devon

26th October 2018

Where and when to see all the essential 2018 Bonfires and Firework displays in North Devon....

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Guide to Wedding Proposals

9th October 2018

We love this guide to wedding proposals from Sainsbury's Bank!...

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11 things to do during October Half Term in North Devon

6th October 2018

What to do and where to go in North Devon to keep the whole family happy during October Half Term....

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12 Reasons why Exeter is the Perfect Weekend Break

28th September 2018

A break to The Devon Hotel in Exeter combines the best of the countryside and the city: marvellous local attractions, irresistible shopping, dramatic ...

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10 Things to do in Exeter During Autumn

26th September 2018

Thinking of visiting Exeter towards the end of the year? This guide about things to do in and around Exeter during autumn will fill you with short bre...

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10 places to photograph in Devon and Cornwall

21st September 2018

For those looking for top locations to capture some amazing images, here’s our guide to 10 places to photograph in Devon and Cornwall. But we know you...

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RHS Rosemoor 'Glow' Garden Illuminations 2018

14th September 2018

Let the lights lead the way through RHS Rosemoor this winter...

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Marcus Trescothick's Trestimonial Bike Ride 2018

5th September 2018

The cricketer, Marcus Trescothick, is inviting people to cycle with him during a charity cycle ride from Bristol to St Austell in Cornwall - to raise ...

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5 places to visit in Dartmoor

19th July 2018

We’ve summed up our top 5 places to visit in Dartmoor for your holiday inspiration....

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5 key places to visit in Exmoor

17th July 2018

From the dramatic cliffside locations to key points in the centre of the moors, we’ve come up with a list of 5 places everyone should visit in Exmoor...

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National Parks Week 2018

13th July 2018

We take a look at Exmoor, Dartmoor and National Parks Week 2018!...

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Tour of Britain 2018: Devon Stage

13th June 2018

A guide to the Devon stage of the Tour of Britain 2018!...

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48 hours in Barnstaple

11th June 2018

Get your holiday inspiration here with our guide to 48 hours in Barnstaple...

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Hidden Beaches of Devon and Cornwall

14th May 2018

With approximately 800 miles of coastline enveloping Devon and Cornwall, there are countless concealed coves, secret sands and whimsical waters to be ...

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15 must visit Devon villages

28th April 2018

There’s an abundance of quaint villages that need to be explored in Devon. How many of these have you visited?...

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Possibly the best chicken soup ever

25th April 2018

Our Special Olympian and commis chef at The Barnstaple Hotel, Daniel Weston, has kindly shared his favourite soup recipe with us....

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Neptune artwork at Saunton Sands for Earth Day 2018

20th April 2018

Neptune has made an appearance on Saunton Sands beach, urging people to #BreakFreeFromPlastic for Earth Day!...

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10 of the best swimming beaches in Devon

6th April 2018

Prime locations around Devon to enjoy a splash in the sea...

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Food festivals in Cornwall

6th April 2018

The food and drink festivals taking place in Cornwall this year....

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Devon Food Festivals

6th April 2018

For those who love food, there's an abundance of Devon food festivals taking place throughout the year....

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North Devon Beach Cleans 2018

22nd March 2018

A guide to North Devon beach cleans in 2018...

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Festivals in Devon and Cornwall 2018

12th March 2018

From big beats to hippy hideaways. From woodland wonderlands to beach bonanzas. From foodie delights to maritime merriment. From artistic affairs to f...

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What's on in Cornwall this Easter

8th March 2018

See what's on in Cornwall over Easter and through the school holidays...

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12 Pancake Topping Ideas

12th February 2018

Pile your pancakes with passion this year and get inspired by our round-up of our favourite pancake topping ideas....

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Why you should visit North Devon this spring

31st January 2018

Spring is the time to shake off the winter cobwebs and explore the countryside, and North Devon is the perfect place to do this. Discover why you shou...

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Butter Poached Turkey Breast Recipe

20th December 2017

Delight your guests this Christmas with this scrumptious butter poached turkey recipe...

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Fruit & Nut Christmas tree cupcake recipe

7th December 2017

Delight your guests this Christmas with these delicious seasonal Christmas tree cupcakes...

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Christmas markets in Devon & Cornwall 2017

27th November 2017

Explore a fantastic selection of Christmas markets taking place throughout Devon & Cornwall this winter...

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Pasteis de Nata - Great British Bake Off recipe

4th October 2017

Head Chef John Mijatovic at The Royal Duchy Hotel creates the Portugese delight, Pasteis de Nata, or an egg custard tart to your and I!...

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Barnstaple Fair - A great tradition

14th September 2017

As Barnstaple Fair takes place this week, we take a look at one of the oldest traditional civic ceremonies in Britain...

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A royal visit from the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall!

21st July 2017

We had a royal visit in Barnstaple this week from the Duke & Duchess of Cornwall as part of their three-day stay in Devon and Cornwall....

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11 photos that will make you fall in love with North Devon

20th July 2017

Discover & fall in love with beautiful North Devon with an enchanting selection of imagery from local photographer Steve Ring....

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History of Cocktails🍸

10th July 2017

We all love cocktails but do we know the history behind them?...

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6 things you should know about North Devon

3rd July 2017

We all know North Devon is fabulous but did you know about these six little fun facts?...

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Devon or Cornwall? Who can claim the origin of the cream tea?

29th June 2017

Warm scones, sweet fruity jam and heavenly clotted cream with a finely brewed cup of tea is perhaps the most quintessentially English tradition that h...

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Seaweed, lobster, ants - is there anything you can't put in gin? #worldginday

2nd June 2017

World Gin Day is just around the corner; so what better way to celebrate than to have a look at the weird and wonderful variations the world has to of...

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Braunton Burrows is chosen for Jeeps latest advert

27th February 2017

Jeep chooses one of the most beautiful locations in the UK to unveil its latest model....

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What to do on rainy days in Cornwall

11th January 2017

Discover fun-filled, alternative days out when it's raining in Cornwall - because it's impossible to let some water ruin your day...

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