We'll be visiting the West Country for the 1st time in late March. We're hiring a car and will be staying in Holsworthy (due to timeshare swap=cheap accommodation; most places to visit are not too close).
We don't and won't have a schedule. If we visit National Heritage sites, should we get a some sort of pass, or pay as we go?
Any other advice? We're from the USA, have been to the UK several times (look LEFT!). Interested in nature/animals, history, particularly sailing navy, handmade crafts, bakeries. We're bringing umbrellas and have a week in Devon (possible day trips to Cornwall, too. Oh, and fossicking is a must!