|Bratton Clovelly - a small village in West Devon
The community is made up of Devon 'born and bred' and those who have moved into the area for work or due to its quiet rural beauty.
Local life is friendly and laid back with people stopping to pass the time as they move around the village.
The pace of life is gentle and things get done 'Dreckly' ~ which is like 'Manyanha' but not quite so urgent
In Devon we have:
The First Creation of the 'Pasty'
~ At Tavistock Abbey in Circa 1510 ...
(230 years before the first record of a Pasty in Cornwall)
There are also the Stannary Towns of Tavistock, Chagford and Ashburton
(Stannary Towns where refined Tin was assayed and sold)
Dartmoor and Exmoor National Parks
& the Dartmoor Pony
Plymouth ~ where Sir Francis Drake played Bowls on the Eve of the Spanish Armada
~ and nearby his home Buckland Abbey (NT)
Plymouth is also from where the 'Founding Fathers' set sail to American and the New World
aboard the Mayflower
Torbay ~ The English Riviera ~ (in summer that is)
The Sidmouth Folk Festival (a whole week in early August)
Search Google for a list of other Devon Festivals
And Much More .......see.... Devon Tourist Information
and for Local Background, Activities, Places to Stay near Bratton Clovelly
Visit our Dartmoor and Devon Page