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Top 10 Devon and Cornwall by John Plumer

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South Devon

A genteel aura pervades much of South Devon. Verdant meadows are interspersed with cob-and-thatch villages and rivers drift serenely through wooded valleys dotted with tidy cottages. Crumbly red cliffs rear above beaches, while in the forbidding expanse of Dartmoor, lonely tors gaze over slopes of bracken and gorse, and isolated communities huddle around centuries-old churches. A world away from these rural scenes are Exeter and Plymouth, the historic power centres, with their scattering of medieval and Elizabethan remains.

1. Powderham Castle

Surrounded by a deer park, this stately pile is the long-time seat of the earls of Devon and ...

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