Between the ancient sandstone stacks of East Devon and the fabulous wave-cut platforms of South Devon, paddlers have plenty of choice. The conurbation of resorts known as the 'English Riviera' is sadly overdeveloped but not without ...
Author: Mark Rainsley
Publisher: Echo eBooks Limited
Category: Sea kayaking
The south-west coast of England is described in 50 great sea kayaking voyages, from the Severn Estuary to the Isle of Wight. The book also presents all the navigational and tidal information a sea kayaker needs on this section of coast.
Author: Anthony Poulton-SmithPublish On: 2013-11-19
Both the sea and the topography have influenced the development of the area known and promoted as the English Riviera. ... has attracted visitors for more than 150 years, since Isambard Kingdom Brunel brought his railway to south Devon.
And Google Christie's native Torquay today and a plethora of tourist information sites hail the South Devon town as 'the heart of the English Riviera.' Such a coinage seems all the more amusing when we consider that back in the 1870s, ...
Author: Travis Elborough
Publisher: Hachette UK
The seaside, like football and the railways, is a distinctly English and largely nineteenth century invention. At the Festival of Britain in 1951, a replica of a seafront represented hope and modernity - once the preserve of the sickly elite, the seaside had become one of the great English egalitarian institutions. But when the advent of cheap flights allowed us to go and see how the rest of the world did it - with better weather and sandier beaches - our boarding houses and bandstands slowly rotted away. As the economy forced a reassessment of our holidaying habits, resorts from Morecambe to Bournemouth enjoyed a renaissance. Capitalising on the uniquely English combination of irony and pride, the English Riviera has been reborn. In many ways, our national character has been defined by our relationship with the seaside - and in tracing its development, we can see how our ideas about health, welath and happiness evolved. Our aspirations and snobbery, our attitudes to sex, our keen sense of fair play, our chequered relationship with national pride and our ability to laugh at ourselves have all been played out against a backdrop of stormy skies, pebbly beaches and sticks of rock. The seaside is the place we go to get better, to let our hair down, to downsize, to retire, to take drugs and to hide. Ranging from Agatha Christie to the Prince Regent via Billy Butlin and Brighton Rock, Travis Elborough explores how a coastline peppered with quasi-Oriental piers makes us quintessentially English. Erudite, charming and surprising, Wish You Were Here is a gloriously unorthodox social history of a nation of islanders.
The Writer's Trail Southern England Following in the Footsteps Destination : Megalithic remains , Roman ruins , magnificent ... Orientation : Part of what is known as the English Riviera , Torquay is on the South Devon coast , between ...
Author: Victoria Brooks
Publisher: Greatest Escapes.Com Pub
"Slices of on-the-road literary history and detail-rich travel romps with famous writers." Sheila F. Buckmaster, senior editor, National Geographic Traveler
Author: Shirley Hoover BiggersPublish On: 2015-09-16
South Devon is known as the English Riviera, and Torquay (pronounced Torkey) is its “Queen” city.On September ¡5, ¡890, Agatha Christie was born in Torquay, which liked to call itself “The English Naples.” By ¡850 Torquay, “Queen of the ...
Author: Shirley Hoover Biggers
Category: Literary Criticism
The most celebrated authors of England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales are immortalized not only in their writing but also in the museums, libraries, and other memorials dedicated in their honor. Over 300 sites devoted to 40 authors are covered in this guide. The sites range from restored historic homes to memorial statues. Each entry describes the site and its history, placing it within the context of the author’s life and career. Directions are provided to help the reader reach each site; telephone numbers, admission prices, and hours are also included for the traveler’s convenience. The text is illustrated with photographs from these historic and literary homes, libraries, and other important memorial locations. Postage stamps commemorating the writers are also included.
GOING SLOW IN SOUTH DEVON & DARTMOOR .................7 Introduction 7, Planning yourvisit 12, How this book is ... 19 Getting there & around 19,The Exe Estuary 20, Dawlish Warren & Dawlish 32, The Teign Valley 34, South ofthe Teign 38 ...
the highest part of southern England, and Exmoor not far behind, each receives up to 90ins (230cm) of rain a year. ... Lydia Evans/Apa Publications But this is also the location of the 'English Riviera', in South Devon.
Author: Rough Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Rough Guides Staycations Devon and Cornwall Make the most of your time on Earth with the ultimate travel guides. Inspirational and informative new pocket guide, making the most of holidaying at home in the UK through clearly laid-out walks and tours. Explore the best of Devon and Cornwall with this unique travel guide, packed full of insider information and stunning images. From making sure you don't miss out on must-see, top attractions like the Eden Project, Lynmouth Cliff Railway and Tate St Ives, to discovering cultural gems, including a invigorating hike through Dartmoor, hitting the waves in Newquay and feeling the power of myths at the legendary Tintagel Castle, the easy-to-follow, ready-made walking and driving routes will save you time, and help you plan and enhance your staycation in Devon and Cornwall. Features of this travel guide to Devon and Cornwall: - 13 walks and tours: detailed itineraries feature all the best places to visit, including where to eat along the way - Local highlights: discover the area's top sights and unique attractions, and be inspired by stunning imagery - Time-saving itineraries: carefully planned routes will help inspire and inform your on-the-road experiences - Historical and cultural insights: learn more about Devon and Cornwall's rich history with fascinating cultural insights throughout - Insider recommendations: where to stay and what to do, from active pursuits to themed trips - Rainy day recommendations: uncover plenty of options, whatever the weather throws at you - Practical full-colour maps: with every major sight and listing highlighted, the full-colour maps make on-the-ground navigation easy - Key tips and essential information: from transport to hours of operation, we've got you covered - New for 2021: the latest guidance to all the places you should discover in Devon and Cornwall - Covers: Exeter and Topsham, East Devon, the English Riviera, the South Hams, Plymouth and the Tamar Valley, Dartmoor, North Devon, Exmoor, the South Coast Harbours and Bodmin Moor, Truro to the Lizard, Land's End Peninsula and St Ives to St Agnes, the North Coast Resorts and the Atlantic Highway, the Isles of Scilly Looking for a comprehensive guide to England? Check out the Rough Guide to England for a detailed and entertaining look at all the country has to offer. About Rough Guides: Rough Guides have been inspiring travellers for over 35 years, with over 30 million copies sold. Synonymous with practical travel tips, quality writing and a trustworthy 'tell it like it is' ethos, the Rough Guides list includes more than 260 travel guides to 120+ destinations, gift-books and phrasebooks.
Mild and sunny, warmed by the prevailing southwesterly wind – which also brings rain – the region is hospitable all year round. Flowers flourish everywhere ... But this is also the location of the English Riviera, in South Devon.
Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Great Breaks Devon and Cornwall is a practical guidebook in a clean, fresh design to these perennially popular counties, offering a series of clearly laid-out walks and tours, plus listings, full colour photography and maps for just 7.99. The emphasis is on family fun, active pursuits, local flavour and "greener" leisure activities. To inspire you we start with Top Ten Things to Do in Devon and Cornwall, then we give you an overview of where to discover the best eating, drinking and shopping, plus some background on the area's history. The main section guides you round the best places to visit and things to do in the region - choose one of 13 walks and tours, encompassing stunning scenery of high cliffs and haunting moors, delightful coves and thatched cottages, with Cornish pasties and cream teas along the way. The final chapter gives you tips on active pursuits - be it surfing, cycling, riding, hiking, fishing - and selective recommendations on where to stay and where to eat. Whether on a relaxing weekend break or an active holiday, Great Breaks Devon and Cornwall is the ideal companion.
Covering 1,376 sq miles (3,563sqkm), Cornwall is a little over half the sizeof Devon. ... Characterful gallery near the village of Boscastle, in North Cornwall. LydiaEvans/APA also the location of the English Riviera, in South Devon.
Author: Insight Guides
Publisher: Apa Publications (UK) Limited
Great Breaks Devon and Cornwall is a practical guidebook in a clean, fresh design to these perennially popular counties, offering a series of clearly laid-out walks and tours, plus listings, full colour photography and maps. The emphasis is on family fun, active pursuits, local flavour and "greener" leisure activities. To inspire you we start with Top Ten Things to Do in Devon and Cornwall, then we give you an overview of where to discover the best eating, drinking and shopping, plus some background on the area's history. The main section guides you round the best places to visit and things to do in the region - choose one of 13 walks and tours, encompassing stunning scenery of high cliffs and haunting moors, delightful coves and thatched cottages, with Cornish pasties and cream teas along the way. The final chapter gives you tips on active pursuits - be it surfing, cycling, riding, hiking, fishing - and selective recommendations on where to stay and where to eat. Whether on a relaxing weekend break or an active holiday, Great Breaks Devon and Cornwall is the ideal companion.
South Devon draws much of its income from agriculture and tourism and popular holiday destinations include Dartmoor, the English Riviera and the Jurassic Coast. Starting in Plymouth and travelling along the coast and inland areas of ...
Author: Derek Tait
Publisher: Casemate Publishers
South Devon is steeped in history from prehistoric settlements, standing stones and Roman occupation, to the sites of Civil War battles and the various departure points of troops leaving for D-Day during the Second World War.Woolly rhinoceroses and woolly mammoths, as well as prehistoric deer and lion once roamed the area now known as Plymouth, while at Sidmouth, on the Jurassic coast, jaw bones and teeth from carnivorous reptiles that pre-date the dinosaurs have been discovered.During its diverse history, Sir Francis Drake played bowls on the Hoe as the Armada arrived, the Pilgrim Fathers left from the Barbican in Plymouth and headed to the new world in America and prisoners during the Napoleonic Wars lived freely with the residents of Ashburton. Famous residents have included Sir Francis Drake, Sir Walter Raleigh, Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy , Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Nancy Astor and Agatha Christie.The area is home to the notorious Dartmoor prison, as well as home to well-known institutions such as Buckfast Abbey and Dartmouth Royal Naval College.This book covers a period from prehistoric times, and the earliest discovery of human remains in the UK, to the numerous conflicts and battles that have taken place in the area, as well as discussing the many people who have influenced South Devon over the years.