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6 things you can only do in North Devon

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North Devon, with its breathtaking coastlines, rolling countryside, and charming villages, offers a unique blend of experiences that can’t be found anywhere else. When you stay at one of the luxurious Brend Collection North Devon-based Hotels, you’re perfectly positioned to explore all the treasures this enchanting region has to offer. 

Here are 6 things you can only do in North Devon, ensuring an unforgettable visit.

Croyde Beach North Devon

1. Surf the Legendary Waves of Croyde Bay

Croyde Bay is a mecca for surfers, renowned for its consistent, high-quality waves that attract enthusiasts from around the world. Whether you're a seasoned pro or a beginner, the surf schools and rental shops in Croyde will set you up with everything you need.

Tarr Steps in Exmoor North Devon

2. Explore the Wild Beauty of Exmoor National Park

North Devon is home to a significant portion of Exmoor National Park, a vast expanse of moorland, woodland, and valleys. Here, you can hike along the dramatic coastline, spot wild ponies, and enjoy the tranquility of some of England's most unspoiled landscapes.

Clovelly Harbour and Seafront North Devon

3. Discover the History and Charm of Clovelly Village

Step back in time with a visit to Clovelly, a picturesque, privately-owned village known for its steep cobbled streets and traditional white-washed cottages. The car-free village offers a unique glimpse into the past, with its donkey and ancient harbour. 

RHS Rosemoor

4. Enjoy a Day at RHS Garden Rosemoor

For gardening enthusiasts and those who appreciate natural beauty, a visit to RHS Garden Rosemoor is a must. Nestled in the Torridge Valley, Rosemoor features beautifully themed gardens, woodland walks, and vibrant seasonal displays.

Hokings Ice Cream

5. Grab a Hocking's ice cream

In North Devon, savouring a Hocking's ice cream is an essential experience. Their vans are strategically stationed in some of the region's most breathtaking locations, inviting you to indulge in a scoop or two while soaking in the surrounding beauty.

Devon Cliff Railway

6. Ride the steepest water powered railway in the world

Nestled in the heart of Exmoor National Park, the Cliff Railway links the twin towns of Lynton and Lynmouth, offering breathtaking coastal views. This cherished heritage railway, a Grade II listed site, holds the distinction of being the UK's only fully water-powered railway and is one of only three remaining worldwide.

Book a North Devon Stay

A stay at one of the Brend Collection Hotels in North Devon is more than just a getaway; it’s an opportunity to immerse yourself in the region's unique attractions and experiences. From surfing world-class waves and exploring ancient villages to hiking through stunning landscapes and enjoying a Hocking's ice cream, North Devon offers something special for every traveller. Book your stay with a Brend Collection Hotel and discover the magic of this enchanting corner of England.

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