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Visitor Attractions slightly further afield

If you don't mind jumping in your car for a drive there are some real treats to visit in Devon and Cornwall. Something for everyone and all easily reached from Combe House. These are just a few of our favourites, for a full list, please contact reception.

The Two Moors Festival
11th - 20th October 2012

Now a festival of international standing, its combination of impeccable concerts amidst spectacular scenery has made it unique in Britain. Audiences come from far and wide to attend the Festival for ten days each October to and enjoy listening to international performers as well as up-and-coming artists. . For more information contact Tel: 01643 831370


Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway Tel: 01803 555872 TQ4 6AF
Steam trains running for seven miles in Great Western tradition along the spectacular Torbay Coast to Churston and through the wooded slopes bordering the Dart estuary to Kingswear, near Dartmouth. Take a day excursion with Paignton and Dartmouth Railway and River Link. Travel on the steam train from Paignton to Kingswear, then cross on the passenger ferry to explore Dartmouth before taking a one hour circular river cruise.
Dartmouth to Totnes River Cruise. Dartmouth to Totnes River Cruise Dartmouth to Totnes River Cruise. Tel: 01803 555872 TQ6 9AJ
The Dartmouth River Cruise is a relaxing cruise, as you wind your way along the river you cruise past the home of the late Dame Agatha Christie and the pretty little villages of Dittisham and Galmpton.
Becky Falls Woodland Park, nr Bovey Tracey Becky Falls Woodland Park, nr Bovey Tracey Tel:01647 221259 TQ13 9UG
No visit to Devon would be complete without a day at Dartmoor’s famous Becky Falls, where there really is something for everyone to enjoy. Set within a spectacular ancient valley, the Falls have been attracting visitors for over 100 years and today offers a fantastic, enjoy the very best that Dartmoor has to offer. Magnificent walks, waterfalls, wildlife discovery trails, restaurant. Open all year.
House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey

House of Marbles, Bovey Tracey Tel: 01626 835285 TQ13 9DS
House of Marbles Bovey Tracey is a working glass and games factory set in an historic pottery.
Makers & purveyors of a world famous range of glass marbles, board games, classic toys, puzzles, pastimes & decorative accessories for the home and garden. Also has a good restaurant.

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park Paignton Zoo Environmental Park Tel: 01803 523457 TQ1 2BG
An exciting opportunity to find out about conservation and the world’s endangered species. Explore the world’s threatened habitats and discover a new breed of zoo. As seen on BBC1 ‘The Zoo Keepers’.
National Marine Aquarium, Barbican, Plymouth National Marine Aquarium, Barbican, Plymouth Tel: 0844 893 7938 PL4 0LF
The Aquarium experience comprises a total of 50 live exhibits including three massive tanks, the largest of which – Britain’s deepest tank – holds 2.5 million litres of water. Over 4000 animals from 400 species are displayed in realistic habitats from local shorelines to coral reefs.
Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay Babbacombe Model Village, Torquay Tel:01803 315315 TQ1 3LA
Take time out from the hustle and bustle of every day life and feel on top of the world as you see it recreated in miniature. Thousands of miniature buildings, people and vehicles capture the essence of England's past, present and future. It's not just the humour, nor the animation - it has a life of its own. Come and see for yourself! A photographer’s paradise.
River Dart Adventures, Ashburton River Dart Adventures, Ashburton Tel: 01364 652 511 TQ13 7NT
Set in 90 acres, with lakes, parkland and woods with the majestic River Dart flowing through the Park it is the ideal place to stay or visit. Children can run and play on our Pirate Ship lake and Adventure Playgrounds and our on-site facilities cater for everyone. The great outdoors at its best. (Signposted off A38 Exeter to Plymouth).
Canal Park, Tiverton Canal Park, Tiverton Tel: 01884 253345 EX16 4HX
This historic 11 mile stretch of canal that you see today is quiet and unspoilt and is now a Country Park and Local Nature reserve owned and managed by Devon County Council with free access all year round. The Tiverton Canal Co is privately owned and run by the Brind family. Home to the last horse drawn barge in the South West.
Tate Gallery, St. Ives Tate Gallery, St. Ives Tel: 01736 796226 TR26 1TG
Tate St Ives presents modern and contemporary art, often created in or associated with Cornwall. Its location in St Ives, with dramatic views across the town and harbour to the east and Porthmeor Beach to the north, provides a unique opportunity to view work in the surroundings in which, in many cases, it was actually created.
The Minack Open Air Theatre, Porthcurno, Cornwall

The Minack Open Air Theatre, Porthcurno Tel: 01736 351979 TR19 6JU
The Minack Theatre was the inspiration and life’s work of one remarkable woman,
Rowena Cade. Photographs can never do the Minack justice, but here are just a few showing what she achieved. To experience the magic of this special place, you must come and see for yourself.A season of plays and musicals from May-Sept. Visit during the day, explore the theatre, relax in the café and soak up the special magic that is Minack.

St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall St Michaels Mount, Marazion, Cornwall Tel: 01736 710507 TR17 0EF
This craggy island is home to a living island community that is ruled by weather and tide, as it’s separated from the mainland by a causeway covered by sea at high tide. Crossing the bay to the sea-bound castle is a mini adventure in itself. Walk in the footsteps of pilgrims who have crossed the causeway throughout the ages.
Stonehenge, Salisbury Stonehenge, Salisbury Tel: 0870 333 1181 SP4 7DE
The most important prehistoric momument in the UK, completed over 3,500 years ago. It stands as a timeless monument to the people that built it. (A303/A344/A360) A “must do” visit on the way to, or from the South West.


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