Places of interest - Honiton Devon

Places of Interest - Honiton Devon

River Cottage

A 15-minute drive from Home Farm Hotel is Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s famous River Cottage. Based at Park Farm near Axminster, River Cottage HQ is a base for running courses and events, ranging from a night’s dining and entertainment, through to courses in foraging, curing, gardening, bread-making, butchery and more.

www.rivercottage.net

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Paignton Zoo

A great family day out. Visiting deserts, frozen poles, savannah and the rain forest in just a few hours is possible at Paignton Zoo. You can take part in feeding the animals as well as other events: Flamingo Ball, Kamikaze Duck Race, Crocodile Craziness, and others.

www.paigntonzoo.org.uk

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National Marine Aquarium

Located in Plymouth, the Aquarium has got so much to see. There are huge tanks full of exciting fish (and sharks!), turtles and other sea creatures. There are exhibitions where you can find out about the beautiful life in the sea.

www.national-aquarium.co.uk

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Exeter Cathedral

The Cathedral Church of St Peter, Exeter Cathedral is open from 9.30 am until 5 pm. You will receive a leaflet describing the layout of the Cathedral at the entrance.

www.exeter-cathedral.org.uk

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The Donkey Sanctuary

Visit the Donkey Sanctuary for a little peace and tranquillity. They have taken into care over 7400 donkeys – many rescued after being cruelly treated or neglected. The Donkey Sanctuary is the largest in the world dealing specifically with donkeys and mules. A donkey is never refused admission to the Sanctuary, and all are guaranteed loving care for the rest of their natural lives.

www.thedonkeysanctuary.org.uk

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Skydive Buzz

Thrill Seekers Weekend:

If you feel like an adventurous time during your visit to the West Country.  Why not take the plunge and do a tandem skydive from 15,000 feet out of a plane?  The views, along with the jump, are simply breath-taking.

www.skydiveukltd.com/welcome

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Beer Quarry Caves

Take a trip back in time and view the vast man-made complex of underground caverns with their mighty halls of vaulted roofs and pillars of Beer Stone which have been likened to a vast underground cathedral.

See for yourself the methods used to quarry and deliver the enormous blocks of stone, the working conditions, the hardships endured and the dangers faced daily by the work-force using only the light from a flickering tallow candle and you may never again see a famous building with the same eyes.

The caves are cool, so please bring warm clothing, and it’s best to arrive at least 10 mins before the tours start and no need to book unless you are a large party.

www.beerquarrycaves.co.uk

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Lyme Bay Winery

We are The Lyme Bay Winery: a small, dedicated West Country company passionate about producing delicious and award-winning English Wines, Fruit Wines, Ciders, Meads and Liqueurs from our home in Devon’s beautiful Axe Valley.

Under the watchful eye of our brilliant winemaking team and using secret blends of local ingredients, we take great care crafting traditional recipes into award-winning drinks, tailored to the 21st-century palette. Each of these are fermented, blended and aged, as appropriate, right here at the Winery.

www.lymebaywinery.co.uk

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Wiscombe Hill Climb Venue

Events throughout the year, Wiscombe Park is a superb hill climb venue situated in a steep wooded valley, just south of Honiton in Devon.

The course, which is 1000 yards (914 metres) in length, was opened over 60 years ago and runs national and club motor-sport events throughout the year.  A typical event sees a wide range of 2, 3 and 4 wheel machinery competing against the clock - always with competition in a friendly spirit.

www.wiscombepark.co.uk

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Events Throughout The Year

July/August

Sidmouth Folk Festival

Sidmouth folk festival is a major cultural institution held every year in the first week of August since 1955 attracting tens of thousands of visitors

A champion of folk traditions – with over 700 diverse events with a wide-ranging ‘something for everyone’ appeal.

This year they are celebrating their 66th year.

www.sidmouthfolkfestival.co.uk

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August

Devon County Show

Devon County Show. 28th Aug 2020 - 30th Aug 2020. The Devon County Show is one of the most significant events in the county calendar and is the perfect place to enjoy a relaxing day out sampling the many wonders of the local countryside.