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Paignton
Families love Paignton. Its long sandy beaches, colourful atmosphere, paddler friendly waters and first class attractions are the essential ingredients for a fabulous family holiday. A traditional family resort with long, sandy beaches that provide a safe haven for both children and parents to enjoy. Numerous activities take place throughout the year ensuring that there is always plenty to amuse you whatever your age. Enjoy the annual regatta, carnival and funfairs and delight at the fireworks that set a colourful, memorable scene. The level seafront boasts amusements of all types and a fun filled Pier. Lively family pubs and cafes line the promenade and the town centre is just a few minutes walk away. Wander down to the harbour and join a pleasure boat ride out across the Bay to either Torquay or Brixham.

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Plymouth
Plymouth, the waterfront city that shaped the lives of Drake, The Pilgrim Fathers, Darwin, Cook and many more who set sail from her harbour. Start your own voyage of by visiting the spectacular Plymouth Hoe, where Drake played his famous game of bowls. Climb Smeaton's Tower and enjoy the most breathtaking view over Plymouth Sound. If its entertainment you're looking for, Plymouth is the home of one of the best theatres in the country, The Theatre Royal, with top class programmes from drama to musicals. The Pavilions is the major regional venue for both pop and classical concerts, top comedians and sporting events.

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Plympton
Plympton St Mary adjoins Plympton-Earl, and is an extensive parish on the east side of the vale of the river Plym. It has no village of its own, but includes those of Ridgway, Underwood and Colebrook, and the hamlets of Hemerdon, Sparkwell, Venton and part of Lee Mill Bridge. The Earl of Morley is lord of the manor and barony of Plympton, and resides at Saltram, a stately mansion, in an extensive and finely wooded park on the East side of the river Plym. The Church of Plympton St Mary was anciently the conventual church of the priory. It is a spacious and handsome structure, built at the period when a mixture of the decorated and perpendicular styles prevailed.

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Powderham
Built over 600 years ago, Powderham Castle is the historic home of the Earl of Devon.The castle is still lived in by the Courtenay family and is one of England's best known stately homes. The castle lies in a beautiful setting in an ancient deer park alongside the River Exe and is at the centre of a large traditional estate of about 4,000 acres. The castle is open to the pubic and welcomes 1,000's of visitors between Easter and October every year and is also exclusively available for private and corporate functions such as dinners, board meetings, dances and balls. The castle is also approved and licensed for the holding of Civil Marriages and is very popular for wedding receptions. The grounds play host events large and small and the Estuary, which forms part of the Estate, has open space for those looking for yacht moorings.

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Princetown
At 1400 feet above sea level, Princetown is the highest town on Dartmoor. Situated in an expanse of high open moorland, the town is the starting point for many of Dartmoor's guided walks. Visit Princetown on the Transmoor Link bus and do a walk from the bus or discover more about Dartmoor's unique landscape, wildlife, history and development - from prehistoric times to the present day in the newly opened High Moorland Visitor Centre.

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Salcombe
Welcome to Salcombe, famous resort and sailing centre. The southernmost town in the South Hams: an area of unspoilt natural beauty, so rich and varied, there is always something new to discover. Salcombe is surrounded by tranquil countryside with a magnificent scenic coastline . A designated area of outstanding beauty, it provides a relaxing, unspoilt environment for those seeking a little paradise. The town lies beside a vast inlet, Salcombe estuary, which provides a natural sheltered harbour for a variety of boats and safe sandy coves perfect for families. The estuary was designated a site of Special Scientific Interest in 1987 and a Local Nature Reserve in 1992. Warm summers and Britain's mildest climate makes Salcombe perfect for all seasons.

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