Devon.... I am dreaming of Devon............/ Cornwall!

@ronaldinu (12440)
Malta
July 28, 2010 2:17pm CST
Well I have been absent from mylot for several weeks. This summer I am not going abroad as I have been accustomed to the past few years. I have other financial commitments. My wife suggested what about visiting Cornwall and Devon next summer (2011). I don't know if it is possible to do them in just one vacation. Anyone from that part that can suggest places of interest? At least I have something to look forward!....
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jul 10
Hi Ronaldino, Well I live in Devon and absolutely adore the whole County, there are so many places to visit but it depends on the type of thing you like really. There are beautiful beaches or rugged Jurassic coastline where you can search for fossils, there is Kents Cavern which are underground caves, there is the Cathedral at Exeter. If visiting in August there is the Dawlish Air Show which is free and you can see the Red Arrows, typhoons, sea rescues vulcans, spitfires and many more. There are fantastic carnivals with decorated floats too. You have the oors of Dartmoor and Exmoor with wild pomies roaming free. From Teignmouth you can the oldest working ferry accross the estuary to Sahldon and then walk down through an original smugglers tunnel to a beautiful beach caled Smuggler's Cove. Tell me what type of thing you like to do and I will give more local infomation for you. Next weekend where I live there is a weekend rock and bike show which I am attending and food wise there is the infamous Devon Cream Tea, yummy. Huggles. Ellie :D
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Jul 10
Hi Ellie, well we are into history, nature. I have a ten year old son and I do like to include some activities or visit that are to his liking. Yes we are the boring type visiting museums, cathedrals.... not so much into night life.
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@ellie333 (21029)
28 Jul 10
This is for information purposes and not referral link :). www.visitdevon.co.uk on which you should find some really interesting places to visit. Ledt me know if you do book to come over and perhaps we could meet up. I am in East Devon but spend a lot of time in South Devon too :)
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Jul 10
I will certainly keep in touch with you. some friends suggested torquay as a base... what do you think?
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@maximax8 (28558)
• United Kingdom
29 Jul 10
Devon is next to the county that I live in. I used to go on vacation to Ilfracombe when I was a young child. I loved it there and the beaches were gorgeous. Recently I visited a delightfully fun place called Westward Ho! I wish to visit Cornwall to see the Eden Project which is a garden. I think it would be amazing to go to Land's End. I hope that you enjoy dreaming away and planning your trip for 2011.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
30 Jul 10
Hi maxima8, thanks for sharing your childhood experiences. I hope that I will have the opportunity to visit both Devon and Cornwall. Are you going abroad this summer?
@AmbiePam (50095)
• United States
29 Jul 10
It's so nice to see you here again.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jul 10
thanks ambiepam... for your warm welcome
@derek_a (10902)
29 Jul 10
I have been to Devon and Cornwall lots of times and I would not say that it can all be done in one vacation. I haven't seen everything down there and I only live the other side of the River Severn in South Wales and on a clear day, I can see the hills and fields of Devon quite easily. It depends on what you are interested in, but there is also Somerset, with it Cheddar Gauge and caves, and Glastonbury that is very New Age and has it's world famous music festival each year. Cornwall has a rugged coastline with many villages and other attractions like museums and gardens to visit. Here is Wales which is about 2 hours drive from Somerset, we have attractions too, like Cardiff Castle, Welsh Folk musuem, lots of countryside and moorland and shopping for the women. I guess I am biased because my ancestors came from Devon and my immediate family were all born in Wales because my ancestores eloped here! _Derek
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jul 10
Derek it seems I have to be choosy and pick the most interesting attractions when it comes to sight seeing. As I said in an earlier post we like to visit historical places a bit of culture, history and some entertaining for our son otherwise it would be too boring for him. The way you have described Cornwall seems too interesting too miss. I guess we have to visit Wales on another vaction. I don't think one can fill too much in a week or two!
@kun2349 (23475)
• Singapore
29 Jul 10
U are leading a good life huh?? haha =D BEing able to travel every year during summer vacations.. haha =D Well, sometimes it can be quite tired travelling around, at the same time of the year.. hehe SO, a change of place for vacation will be great too, especially when it means lower budget?? haha =D
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jul 10
This summer I did not go anywhere........so I am just enjoy the beach and easy life. but its still fun in a way.
@Hatley (164485)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Jul 10
hi ronaldinu havent seen you much lately. I have never been to England but a lot of my friends tell me that Cornwall and devon are wonderful places to vacation at. I wish I had enough money to visit England and see some of these places for myself. But alas I do not. So can only imagine and dream and be happy for those mylotters who can visit their country.
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@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jul 10
I love England in summer especially since its cooler than Malta. There are lots of places that I would like to visit and like you up till now I can only watch either a documentary on tv or else on you tube. thanks for participating in this thread. I have not been much online lately
11 Sep 10
Depends a bit on how much time you have. If a week it is probably best to concentrate on just the one county. I have lived in the South-West of England all my life - mostly Devon, though now living in Somerset. As someone else has mentioned it will also depend on your interests. To give you some ideas, it could be a good idea to check these websites out: www.visitdevon.co.uk and www.visitcornwall.com - official tourist board websites. One response you have got recommends Glastonbury, I would certainly back that up if you're into the "new age", even if you're not, it is a fascinating town to visit with its Abbey, Chalice Well gardens and the Tor - which when you reach the top offers fantastic views of the Somerset levels and Mendip hills. This year, so far I haven't even been out of the South-West (just Devon, Somerset and Dorset!) and have mostly been camping at festivals and a Buddhist retreat on Dartmoor. If you catch the weather okay, you will have a wonderful time. This year, I think, about 500 people had to seek first aid for sun-burn and dehydration at Glastonbury festival it was so sunny! Some people though have gone to Glasto fest so many times, they were still walking about in wellies, though there was no mud to be seen - instead tractors were spraying water on the tracks to keep the dust down! Will be going to Sussex (a county south of London) next weekend to "Out of the Ordinary" festival, so am crossing my fingers for good weather, but am determined to have a good time anyway, exploring the various esoteric themes the gathering offers, besides some good music!
@devref (240)
31 Aug 10
like ellie i also live in devon and i live in the place famous for the jack russell terriers being bred that is also less than 30 mins from the moors of exmoor and dartmoor i can look out from my door and see the very edge of exmoor in the horizon.it takes me around 25mins to drive to dartmoor.to reach cornwall it takes around 45mins depending on traffic to get to places around bude.but yes there is plenty to keep you and the family amussed/interested.if i can help nearer the time pm me and i will do what i can
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@nanajanet (4436)
• United States
28 Jul 10
No, but I would like to go there, one day. I am still financially recovering from our Italy trip. One day I would love to visit Malta, though.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
28 Jul 10
How did it go? Malta is not very far from Italy....
@GardenGerty (102516)
• United States
28 Jul 10
Nice to see your Ronald. I never get to leave the country on vacation, so I know nothing about either. I hope things have been going well for you in your absence. It is good to have a vacation to look forward to. They say the anticipation and planning has almost as much benefit as the actual event.
@ronaldinu (12440)
• Malta
29 Jul 10
thanks garden gerty thats nice of you, for your greetings. i have been busy rather busy with my work, family life plus other commitments. There is still a year to go so I hope that nothing crops up in the meantime.
• Canada
13 Dec 10
Can't think of a ting, and don't know about the area, but for me a point of interest would be Malta, and you already live there, so... go home! :) Take a vacation at home!!! I bet there are a lot of people out there who are looking at my part of Ontario Canada thinking "Guelph looks like a nice city to visit!" Funny how we live in perfect vacation spots, and yet we still want to take vacations. I'd love to go to Malta. It sounds like a really neat place!