Enjoy yourself in Ashburton
Nestled on the southern slopes of Dartmoor National Park, Ashburton is a small, rustic town in the south of Devon. Records of the town go back to the Domesday Book, and during the Civil War, it served as a temporary refuge for royalist soldiers, following their defeat after a battle Near Bovey Tracey. Today, the town centre is a small cluster of shops and homely local inns.
Torquay - the jewel of Devon
Torquay has a long-standing reputation as a town that epitomises the classic British seaside holiday, with countless visitors drawn to its sun, sea and sand. It falls within the limits of the UNESCO English Riviera Global Geopark, an area of great archaeological importance, where early humans and prehistoric beasts roamed the land. Detective story buffs will enjoy walking the Agatha Christie Mile and tracing the beloved crime writer’s footsteps through her hometown.
Discover Hill House Nursery
If you’re looking to rediscover your green thumb, or you’re simply interested, the Hill House Nursery and Garden is always good for a relaxing afternoon visit. Open all year round, this family-run nursery houses more than 3000 plants, some of them well-known staples of English gardening, and others exceptionally rare and unusual. Aside from the main nursery, Hill House has a three-acre garden and traditional Torquay tea room.
Planning a trip to Ashburton? Travelodge Paignton Seafront Hotel is a half-hour drive away, as is Travelodge Okehampton Whiddon Down Hotel.