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Brixham
Brixham is a very old and historic town. It is full of legends and ghosts. We warmly welcome our visitors and our new inhabitants, but beware, you cannot call yourself a Brixhamite until you have at least 3 generations of your ancestors buried in the churchyard here. Wherever you go in Brixham, there are reminders of the old days. In summer, you will be invited to Cowtown Carnival, but you won't find this address on the street map. Its name is a reminder of times long ago when Brixham was 2 seperate communities, with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was where the farmers lived, at the top of the hill, while, about a mile away, the seaman made their homes near the harbour in Fishtown. Today, the ancient rivalries have been forgotten, but old Brixham is still there, and, if you keep your eyes open, you can find it.

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Broadclyst
Broadclyst is situated 5 miles from the city of Exeter, in the heart of the National Trust Killerton Estate. It is the 3rd largest parish in the country in terms of acreage with an estimated population of almost 2,800 people. Broadclyst can boast of beautiful countryside scattered with thatched cottages and acres of woodland. Killerton House, the regional headquarters of The National Trust and former home of the Acland Family dominates an area of the parish.Markers cottage is another Trust property situated in the centre of the village, steeped in local history. people travel from miles around to walk and ride in the Ashclyst Forest, renowned for its changing beauty throughout the seasons. Easily reached by car or bus. Facilities include National Trust properties, walks, sports centre, church, pubs and restaurants.

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Buckfastleigh
Buckfastleigh lies at the heart of Devon's favourite attractions - within walking distance are Buckfast Abbey, South Devon Railway, The Butterfly/Otter Sanctuary and the Valiant Soldier Visitor Centre. Nearby is the Old Racecourse, with Point to Points held in February and March. The award winning town centre is well worth a visit, with its attractive street frontages, craft shops, Farmers market selling fresh organic produce, cafes and enticing narrow alleyways. The town is well equipped with amenities - 2 public parks, a swimming pool, skate park, tennis courts, a bowling green and local shops. The town holds local events throughout the year - such as Lamb Pie day in the spring, Pear Pie day in the autumn and the May Fun day. The town has many local stories and folklore for you to discover.

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Budleigh Salterton
Budleigh Salterton sits on the old saltings at the sea end of the Otter Bridge. The railway brought it into the twentieth century and Dr Beeching's railway cuts left it there - happily old fashioned. There are still active fishing boats working from the pebble beach, while the Otter Estaury has become a world famous bird sanctuary. Visitors love the cliff walks and use the town as a base to explore the valley. It is a beautiful spot and Budleigh Salterton is the only town listed as an "Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty".

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Chagford
Located in the heart of Dartmoor, Chagford is set in some of the area's most beautiful moor, river and woodland scenery. The town is an unusual combination of old and new, with its narrow streets and thatched houses, as well as its lively community and comprehensive range of shops and facilities. The town is off the main routes that circuit the edge of the moor and this comparative isolation has built a community which is quite self contained and virtually self sufficient. Man has lived here for thousands of years and there are many early Bronze and Iron Age settlements nearby, Chagford was probably established in Saxon times. The name means "the ford where the gorse grows".

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Chittlehampton
Welcome to Chittlehampton - an attractive village just off the B3227 about 5 miles west of South Molton in North Devon. Set amongst rolling farmland this ancient village has, as its heart, a traditional square with a village pump amd a magnificent church with possibly the most splendid tower in Devon. Several famous men of English history have owned Chittlehampton in their time - a rich living presumably being made accomodating the Pilgrims in the many Inns which surrounded the square until more recent times. Although these Inns have long since been converted to thatched cottages, seen throughout the village today, one friendly pub does remain for the thirsty traveller.

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