Holidays in Brixham

Candlelit Dartmouth

Every year in early December the town of Dartmouth runs a pre-Christmas event called Candlelit Dartmouth. Aiming to stimulate local trade and Christmas shopping, in the face of competition from the larger shopping centres of Plymouth and Exeter, which are both less than an hour’s drive away. Candlelit Dartmouth runs on the first or second […]

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Torbay Carnival

Previously known as children’s week, Torbay Carnival is a week-long series of events held around the Green in Paignton.  It is timed to coincide with the first week of the school summer holidays, so takes place around the last week in July. There are numerous events taking place throughout the 9 days, including: Fireworks A […]

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The Devon County Show (part 2 of 2)

The Devon County Show is big.  It’s a full pack your walking boots day out with something for everyone.  The show spans over acres and acres around the showground with such a wide range of sights and sounds, it’s difficult to convey in blog post.  So here we go… Animals After all, the Devon County […]

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The Devon County Show (part 1 of 2)

The Devon County Show takes place over three days in mid-May, typically a week before the Spring bank holiday weekend. There’s so much going on at the show it’s too much for one blog posting so here we are looking at visiting the show – everything you need to know before making it through the […]

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Dartmouth Restaurants and Food & Drink

The town of Dartmouth has built up a strong reputation for ‘foodie holidays’ with the two celebrity restaurants on the waterfront; The New Angel, previously owned by John Burton-Race and now re-opened as Angelique and Mitch Tonks’ Seahorse restaurant. Less formal dining is now also available in Mitch Tonk’s seafood restaurant, Rockfish. There is a […]

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Entertainment, Events and Activities in Dartmouth

The town of Dartmouth hosts a number of excellent events throughout the year which attract visitors from near and afar.  When the major events, some of which are detailed below, take place, access into Dartmouth can be tricky by car so it’s best to allow extra travel time or use the park and ride services […]

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