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Lynton and Lynmouth
The villages of Lynton and Lynmouth are located in the Exmoor National Park and are set amongst some of the most beautiful scenery in the UK. Both villages have been popular holiday locations for over 150 years. The area embraced as it is by the Exmoor hills, was christened "Little Switzerland" and the "Alps of England" by the Victorians. Leaving the shops and tearooms of Lynton, you will find the Valley of the Rocks. This is a place of haunting beauty, home of buzzards and wild goats. In town, you will find the museum and the unusual and magnificent Town Hall. Lynmouth has a pretty harbour and, close by, the River Lyn forces its way seawards. Beneath the cliffs, fishing cottages tumble down to the sea where there is a putting green & courts on which to play tennis.

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Modbury
Modbury is a small South Devon town with approximately 400 houses and 1100 residents. Despite its small size, it boasts over 30 shops selling a wide range of products and services. There is a primary school, health centre and 2 churches. With the glorious Dartmoor National Park just a few miles to the north, and some of the country's best beaches just minutes away to the south, it is no wonder that Modbury has been described as a little piece of heaven.

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Mortehoe
The small settlement of Mortehoe is a pretty stone built village mentioned in the Domesday Book. The village features several tea rooms and pubs, a thirteenth century church and Mortehoe Heritage Centre which recounts the area's rich maritime history. Mortehoe is also the starting point for many scenic walks along this dramatic stretch of coastline. Just north of the village and reached only on foot, is Rockham Beach lying at the base of the 100 foot cliff, an ideal location for a peaceful day at the beach.

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Newton Abbot
The town of Newton Abbot evolved at the beginning of the 20th century from the two Manors of Newton Abbot and Newton Bushel. The river Lemon, which flows through the town, was the noundary between the manors and close to the ancient clock tower, there was once a ford. The town developed from these 2 manors which for many centuries progressed independently on either side of the river. Newton Abot was governed after 1894 by an Urban District Council. It was not until 1901 that Newton Bushel was invited to send members to it and thus form a United Council for both districts. After this, the name of Newton Bushel gradually gave way to that of Highweek. The name survives only as one of the town's wards. As an outward and visible sign of the union, the insignia of the 2 districts, the 3 bushels of Newton Bushel and the mitre, crozier, lamb and tower of Newon Abbot, were amalgameted to form the town's coat of arms.

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Newton St Cyres
Newton St Cyres is a wonderful little village nestling in the Devon countryside between Exeter and Crediton. Although the main road runs through this village, the image of a quaint country atmosphere just has to be seen to be believed. Newton St Cyres was at one time associated with the woollen industry in nearby Crediton, the Heathcotes, a wealthy family who made their fortune in Crediton being at one time the main landowners.

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Okehampton
Okehampton is a bustling market town, of population about 7000, in central Devon at the north edge of the Dartmoor National Park. It is quickly accessible from the main, A30, dual-carriageway that goes through Devon and Cornwall. The City of Exeter in Devon is about 25 miles to the east along the A30 and the cornish town of Launceston is about 17 miles to the west. Okehampton has a long history. It is known that Iron Age people lived here before and around AD 0. Following the invasion of Britain by the Emperor Claudius the Romans built a fort close to what is now Okehampton and also at nearby North Tawton.

R and D Plastering, Okehampton Tel: 01837 659747

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