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Lundy Island

23.5 miles | 2 hours by boat | 7 mins by helicopter
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Lundy island lies off the coast of North Devon, spanning just three miles long and half a mile wide. There is an abundance of wildlife, historical buildings and monuments to observe, as well as activities such as the Warden’s guided walk, Rockpool Rambles and Snorkel Safaris. Visiting by boat takes about 2 hours each way, allowing between 4 and 6 hours to explore the island.

Quince Honey Farm 

23.2 miles | 40 mins by car
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Visit one of Britain’s leading honey farms and a tourist attraction, Quince Honey Farm in South Molton is a family run business first established in 1949. Make beautiful beeswax candles, experience a beekeeping demonstration and sample sumptuous local honey. The gift shop offers delights such as marmalade, fruit curd and honeycomb, to candles, beeswax and skincare products.

Exmoor National Park

12.4 miles | 23 mins by car
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With its spectacular moorland, rich oak woodland, clear streams and dramatic coastline, Exmoor has a great variety of habitats. These diverse habitats provide homes for a vast array of species, including majestic red deer, elusive otters and some of the UK’s rarest butterflies and bats. A number of managed pony herds graze the rough pasture, and for a chance to get up close to them visit the Exmoor Pony Centre at Ashwick near Dulverton.

National Trust Arlington Court

13.9 miles | 28 mins by car
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The Arlington estate is home to many treasures both natural and man-made. Owned by the Chichester family for over 500 years, the classical exterior of the Regency house is a vast contrast to the Aladdin's cave of collections inside. Treasures include a hidden masterpiece by William Blake and the beautiful Beauvais Tapestries. The formal Victorian Garden boasts attractive fountains, colourful annuals and arched trellises.

Clovelly

34.1 miles | 54 mins by car
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Clovelly is a harbour village in the Torridge district of Devon. Built into the side of a 400ft cliff, it has no vehicular traffic, just donkeys and sledges. The streets are steep and cobbled, tumbling down to the ancient fishing harbour. Chartered fishing trips and boat trips give another perspective of this beautiful village, and there are plenty of shops and craft workshops to explore.

Broomhill Sculpture Garden

10.8 miles | 22 mins by car
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More than 300 contemporary sculptures hide amongst the trees, flowering shrubs, ponds, streams and river in this 15-acre woodland valley. Combining stunning art, beautiful plants and abundant wildlife, the garden offers delights at every turn. The modern restaurant is adorned with pieces of art and serves a delectable selection of tapas and Mediterranean food, and you can enjoy a Devonshire cream tea on the terrace.