Emma Hamilton’s family

Emma Hamilton’s family

WITH TRAFALGAR DAY AND NELSON very much in evidence in this issue it seems entirely appropriate to introduce the readers of this column to Lily…
Rule Britannia!

Rule Britannia!

AT FIRST GLANCE IT MAY NOT LOOK MUCH LIKE A SHIP, perched high and dry on a hill overlooking Devon’s beautiful Dart estuary but this…
What’s in a name?

What’s in a name?

WESTWARD HO! in North Devon (population 2,112) is the only place in Great Britain with an exclamation mark in its name. It derives from the…
Orestone Manor, Maidencombe

Orestone Manor, Maidencombe

Often overlooked by residents of Devon, the coast just above Torquay is totally unique and beautiful, with crumbly red sandstone cliffs, aquamarine coves and beautiful…
Highbullen Hotel, Umberleigh

Highbullen Hotel, Umberleigh

North Devon's a vast landscape which for many remains undiscovered.  Having a comfortable base from which to explore certainly makes sense.  The Editor on a…
Whimple Orchard Walk

Whimple Orchard Walk

Jack's in his element, racing in between the apple trees. If you're not aware, Whimple was once a major centre for cider production, surrounded by…
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