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Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

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Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

Hi

I will be visiting this place in August for the first time, just read about The Valiant Soldier and wondered if there are any other places off the beaten track.

Kind regards Janis.

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1. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

It really depends on what you like and what you call unusual.

Here are some starters.

Buckfastleigh has a Butterfly Farm and Otter Sanctuary and there are steam trains down the Dart Valley to Totnes. Buckfast Abbey is a couple of miles away and has a huge 2Oth century church built by the monks. Buckfastfeigh is close to the edge of Dartmoor - there are great walks along the Dart in Hembury Woods and countless other walks on the higher moor, with many prehistoric remains like Grimspound. Dartington Hall is on the way to Totnes and is a medieval mansion with gardens and art centre. Totnes has a castle, boat trips further down the Dart to Dartmouth and lots of individual shops. Exeter is 40 minutes away.

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2. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

Hi

Thanks for your reply....I put unusual because my sister has visited Devon many times and has been to most of the places you have mentioned. So I was trying to find places that might be new to her!!! I think Grimspound and Darlington Hall plus Hembury Woods sound great.......and I believe she has not visited .....really looking forward to going to Devon hope the weather improves LOL

Kind regards Janis.

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3. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

greenway house on the Dart (national Trust and Dittisham opposite side.

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4. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

Hi

Thank you...............just read about it...................another one to add to my list.

Kind regards Janis.

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5. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

your welcome Greenway is a delightful place as is the dart estuary.

have a nice time!

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6. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

House of Marbles is good. Free entry and they have a marble musemn and glass making (I think) also have a lovely cafe. Would also recommend the South Devon Railway. Hembury Woods is beautiful!

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7. Re: Unusual places to visit in Buckfastleigh or surrounding area

Thank you................another one added to the list.

Kind regards Janis.

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