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Devon Tourism Awards 2016

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In 2015, Hele Valley Holiday Park was nominated and ultimately took away the Bronze award in the Holiday Park & Holiday Village of the year category at the Devon Tourism Awards. Earlier this year we were amazed to hear that we were shortlisted for the third year in a row, this time not just for one award, but two!

The nominations were in both the Camping & Caravanning Park of the Year category, as well as the Holiday Park & Village of the Year category.

We were invited along with Devon’s top businesses to attend the 7th annual Devon Tourism Awards held on Thursday 10th November in the Great Hall of the University of Exeter. Hosted by Judi Spiers and with special guest Jo Pavey, throughout the evening the awards were presented to winners in categories as diverse as Spa & Wellbeing, Hotels, Restaurants, Pubs and Attractions.

Ilfracombe was noticeably put on the map with several outstanding local businesses showing their hard work and playing a big part in contributing to De…

8 interesting facts about North Devon and the surrounding area!

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North Devon is most well-known for the miles of glorious sandy beaches, elegant countryside views and laid back fishing villages. The easy going pace makes for the ideal holiday atmosphere. 
It just goes to show that North Devon is understandably one of the UK’s most popular holiday destinations. But some things are a little less obvious. Take a look at these 8 interesting facts about North Devon and the surrounding area…

1. St Nicholas’ Chapel
At the peak of Lantern Hill in Ilfracombe is St Nicholas’ Chapel, allegedly the UK’s oldest working lighthouse, built in 1361! The building and its beacon have stood for over 650 years!
2. Tidal Range
The Bristol Channel separates South Wales from North Devon. It is placed second on the planet for the title of highest and lowest tides (second only to the Bay of Fundy in Canada), meaning that North Devon’s tidal range is among the largest! Records show that the biggest range is an enormous 45ft!

3. Westward Ho!
Westward Ho! is the only place in the cou…