A Few Days in Devon

Flights out of the UK were super expensive over the bank holiday weekend and when we’re trying to save for some big house developments we wanted to take a local trip away somewhere. Joel used to visit North Devon with his family every summer, so we thought it would be really lovely and nostalgic for him to revisit some much loved places for his birthday.

Appledore

We stayed in a little flat in the seaside village of Appledore. This is such a cute place and great for families as there’s lots to keep you entertained. We ate fish and chips at Sylvester’s, had a couple of lovely meals at The Seagate, indulged in some homemade Devonshire ice cream and Joel drank some home-brewed Devonshire cider (of course!)

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Lynton & Lynmouth

For one day we visited Lynton & Lynmouth, another cute seaside village (they’ll be a running theme here! haha!) and we climbed the rocks in the river with our little nieces. The Rum & Raisin ice cream was the best!

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Clovelly

We then spent the day just the two of us in Clovelly. If you’re looking for amazing views and cute British cafes to have cream tea, this is the place to be! But be warned… it’s a hell of a steep climb! We saw a lot of people struggling in their flip flops on the very old cobbled streets but thankfully I packed my trainers (always prepared for every eventuality!) It’s so worth it though, as I got some lovely shots and even a butterfly posed for me.

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Hartland Lighthouse

One night we watched a documentary funnily enough about North Devon and the presenter visited Hartland Lighthouse, so we thought on our way back from Clovelly we’ll stop off and get some nice shots. It was such a misty and rainy day, so I only managed to get a few but I love how mysterious and haunting they turned out because of it. Then on our way back we stopped off for a round of crazy golf in Hartland Quay. Oh and for the record, I won and even though it was Joel’s birthday I couldn’t just LET him win!

Update: He wants a rematch…!

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Instow

Lastly, we spent the day with our family on Instow Beach and then back in Appledore. It was the perfect way to end our little holiday.

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Have you visited any of these lovely places in North Devon? I’d love to hear about your experiences too! Follow @lovenorthdevon for updates  🙂

Katie ❀

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Exploring Winchester

Winchester is a beautiful city and I have worked there for almost 6 years now; Joel and I were even lucky enough to live in Kings Worthy for a year which is just a short drive away from the city centre. It’s full of amazing history, un-touched architecture, and was home to some of the most influential people in human history.

I walk the streets of Winchester everyday and realised I never take a moment to appreciate it’s beauty. I’m always in a hurry to either get out of the office for a quick lunch or need to buy something from the shops. So recently, I’ve been making a conscious effort to see more of the city and take photographs. It’s been so lovely getting out on my hour lunch break with my sister and exploring Winchester.

Be sure to follow me on Twitter and Instagram to see more photos of lovely Winchester.

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The Weirs

 

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Winchester Cathedral

 

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Symonds Street

 

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World War I Memorial Statue by Winchester Cathedral

 

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St Bartholomew’s Church, King Alfred Place

 

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Bewick Cottage by St Bartholomew’s Church

 

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Abbey House

 

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Canon Street

 

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The Old Bakery, Canon Street

 

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No. 57 Canon Street

Katie ❀