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A few days away in Plymouth, South West England

Despite the weather being a little temperamental had a lovely couple of days in Plymouth, Devon.  The city is not particularly nice but once you get to the coast the sea views are great. The red and white lighthouse really makes the scene. There are cafes and restaurants every few hundred metres, Barbican harbour is also a great place to go with lots of options from bars to pubs. The only criticism is that there weren’t enough people about, something I rarely say but possibly just due to the time of year.

Hartland Quay, North Devon

Incredible spot in Northern Devon, England. You can drive right to the edge of the cliff and enjoy a beer and something to eat at Hartland Quay Hotel while watching surfers risk their lives in the crashing waves. This place is amazing with stunning views across the cliffs. Definitely a place to visit.

The Quaint Fishing Village Of Clovelly

Clovelly is a lovely fishing village that has been stopped in time. It is situated on the north west coast of Devon in the south west of England. The streets are too thin for cars so everyone has to park up on the cliff and walk down the steep cobbled streets into the village. The locals all have sledges propped up against the side of their houses used to transport things up and down the street. It is an adorable place to visit unlike anywhere I have been before with stunning views out to sea, highly recommended.

Haytor Rocks Dartmoor, Devon

Haytor Rocks are located on Dartmoor National Park about 30 minutes drive from Exeter city centre. It’s a great place to visit on a sunny day with panoramic views of the moor. There are also short walks in all directions, we took one heading down to a small stream and an old quarry a beautiful spot. It would be a great place to take small children as it is all easily accessible with steps carved into the side of the rocks so that anyone can climb to the top and grazing Dartmoor ponies roaming around the whole area. If you’re into rock climbing you can also climb the rocks which I hope to go back and do myself. The only downside was that there were too many people surprising for a crisp day in February. Still another highly recommended spot to visit.