On the way home from West Country weekend, we stopped in at Ilfracombe – which until then I’d only heard of in passing as a seaside pit-stop on an oldie road trip. It’s a pretty, typically Victorian seaside town with painted buildings and doors. We didn’t have time to properly explore or do it justice really, but what we saw we liked; the furthest we got from our pay and display car park were the Victorian Bathing Tunnels and tidal pools 🙂
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The last stop on our West Country adventure (before we started the long slog along a single lane towards the M5…) was Lynmouth. We parked up at Lynton at the top of the cliffs, and then rode the funicular railway to the bottom.
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I’m so excited that Poldark’s back. As if I didn’t need yet another historical drama to obsess over. It drives Sunny mad; especially when I start spewing out random historical facts while we’re watching (I’m the WORST – but can’t seem to help myself). Anyway, the weekend that Poldark came back, we just happened to be in the West Country for a wedding, and while I’m well aware that North Devon is miles away from Poldark’s Truro, the scenery me think of it anyway.
Before the wedding we had a bit of time to explore Instow and Westward Ho! Instow is a quiet little town that looks out across the estuary to the pretty painted houses of Appledore. While Westward Ho! (exclamation mark included!) is a small seaside-ish town on the other side of Appledore. 🙂
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