South West

Devon Insider’s Guide

From combe to tor, beach to clifftop, England’s second largest county is a tapestry of landscapes waiting to be explored,before sitting down to a good cream tea. When he wasn’t being carried over the sea to...

Giant plant flowers at Eden Project

The Titan Arum, a giant rainforest plant, and the biggest flower ever to be grown indoors, has just flowered at the Eden project in Cornwall. It flowered from 30 May to 5 June, and...

Should we save Britain’€™s oldest Bowling Green?

Elizabethan sea captain Sir Francis Drake first received news of the Spanish Armada while playing at the Plymouth Hoe bowling green. He famously kept his cool, insisting on finishing his game before taking to the...
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Famous Royal Visits to Spa Towns

Spa towns have always enjoyed a close relationship with royalty. Whether as distinguished visitors, trendsetters or patrons, royal guests played a large part in bringing Britain’s spa towns into popularity. Malvern water, bottled by Schweppes,...

Bath in 100 objects

The museums of Bath have nominated the most significant objects in their collections for ‘Bath in 100 Objects’ The objects tell the story of the people of Bath and their achievements, and the evolution of...

Help save the Frome Hoard of ancient coins

An appeal has been launched by The Art Fund to help save the Frome Hoard – one of the most important collections of Roman coins in Britain – and keep it in Somerset where...
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Royal support to save Tudor Panels at Chichester Cathedral

Prince Charles is the patron of the new appeal launched to save magnificent Tudor Panel Paintings by local artist Lambert Barnard, in Chichester Cathedral, West Sussex. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales has agreed...

‘Lets get cracking’ for the 50th annual Shaldon Water Festival

Head to the pretty little town of Shaldon in South Devon, for its 50th annual water festival, and a celebration of the South Devon Crab.   Join me in wishing Happy 50th Birthday to Shaldon Water...

Get a taste of the Olympics at the Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta

Head to Dorset in August for the fifth Skandia Sail for Gold Regatta, where sailors from 40 countries will compete at one of the UK's Olympic venues.   WATERSPORTS ENTHUSIASTS should head for the fifth Skandia...

Take a seat with a British furniture pioneer

The first major retrospective of the furniture designer-maker John Makepeace tours Britain from September, starting at the home of the Devon Guild of Craftsmen. Makepeace has pioneered new methods in the craft, using sustainable materials to...
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