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These are just some of the many attraction and places of interest that you can find within easy traveling distance from Headdons B & B, with rugged coastline and moors with lots of dedicated coastal paths and cycleways you will never be lost for routes into this beautiful unspoilt part of the country. Holsworthy is a quiet town with twice weekly cattle markets and is just a short journey of less than 2 miles away. The coast of Bude is just 10 miles and once you reach Bude and the Atlantic highway you will find yourself spoilt for choice from the dozens of small coves and bays that are dotted all along the coast line.
Holsworthy Market Square
Holsworthy is a thriving market town situated in North Devon. Forty miles in one direction and you're in Exeter, forty in another and you're in Plymouth.
Holsworthy was first mentioned in the Domesday Book as being the estate of Harold, son of Godwin, 1053 and known as Haroldsworthy, although then it was spelt Haldurdi or Hadiward.
The town's prosperity is much reliant upon agriculture, although some light industry has been developed over recent years. Holsworthy boasts one of the largest livestock markets in the South West. Market is held each Wednesday and  it's a lively business


Holsworthy Golf Course
Just a short distance from us on the Bude road heading out of Holsworthy, you will find the Holsworthy Golf Course. With its impressive 18 hole course and good facilities you can enjoy a relaxing round of golf at any time of the year. Green fees are £11.00 for the day with buggy hire when available at just £18.00. Facilities include a shop and Restaurant with free parking on site.

The Bude & North Cornwall Golf Club, surrounded by the town and the sea, is a challenging links course established in 1891. Excellent drainage enables the course to be playable throughout the year off regular tees and greens, making it one of Cornwall's finest golf courses. Golf buggies and electric trolleys available. Visitors and societies ON Golfing breaks are made welcome and our excellent bar and restaurant are open all year. "Some of the finest greens in South West England ".



Today Bude continues to welcome visitors as it has always done. The town is well placed to enjoy the spectacular coastal path scenery and is also blessed with beautiful sandy beaches. Surfing is possible on nearly all the beaches, boards may be hired and instruction arranged. During June, July and August, many beaches are patrolled by lifeguards, and if you wish to swim when the tide is out there is a seawater open air pool and "The Splash", a modern well equipped leisure centre.





Tintagel Castle
Is a village situated on the Atlantic coast of Cornwall. The village and nearby Tintagel Castle are associated with the legends surrounding King Arthur and the knights of the Round Table . The village also features the 'Old Post Office' , which dates from the 14th Century. It became a post office during the nineteenth century, and is now in the hands of the National Trust . The Parish Church of St Materiana is Anglican (i.e. Church of England) and was built in Norman times (tower late medieval). It stands on the cliffs between Trevena and Tintagel Castle.


A unique small village where the river meets the sea. Found on the South West Coast Path, the superb coastal scenery of the area provides excellent walking country and lovers of literature will appreciate the local Thomas Hardy connections. Much of the area around this picturesque north Cornish harbour and village is owned by the National Trust, including the cliffs of Penally Point and Willapark. As some might recall, much of the lower part of the village and harbour was destroyed by a flash flood back in 2004 which had National news coverage, this has since been rebuilt and the harbour defenses improved.



Clovelly The cobbled, traffic-free, high street of this world famous fishing village, built into a cleft in a 400' high cliff, tumbles its way down past whitewashed cottages festooned with flowers to the tiny working port. It is famous for its donkeys, which traditionally carry goods up the hill; sledges bring things down. There are links with Charles Kingsley, Turner, Dickens and the Spanish Armada.



tarka trail
The Tarka Trail, over 180 miles in length taking a looping route through North and Mid Devon, from the rugged Atlantic Coast, the Estuaries of the Two Rivers of Tarka the Otter fame, the Rivers Taw and Torridge through rural Devon Countryside onto the Northern Slopes of Dartmoor, and the source of the River Taw. Ideal for cycling and walking along.



Dartmoor’s landscape is of great archaeological importance, with over 10,000 entries on the County Sites and Monuments Register. There are over 1,000 Scheduled Ancient Monuments and this figure rises each year. Prehistoric evidence is everywhere to be seen from standing stones, stone rows, barrows and kistvaens. Later farming, quarrying and tin mining dramatically changed the landscape, over printing an archaeological heritage to the area. There are also over 2,500 buildings which are Listed because of their architectural or historic interest.



big sheep
One of the west country's premiere indoor adventure playgrounds for children of all ages from 1 to 100! A working farm turned wacky tourist attraction. Combining traditional rural crafts, such as cheese making and shearing, with hilarious novelties such as sheep racing and duck trialling. An amusing and witty programme of events throughout the day. Hours of entertainment is guaranteed for all ages whatever the weather - huge undercover areas!



milky way


A galaxy of entertainment awaits the everyone within 18 acres of outdoor fun and probably the biggest undercover adventure facilities in the West Country.

The Clone Zone - An alien encounter - Interactive suspended adventure ride. Time Warp adventure zone - built for adults as well as children it includes a 25ft drop slide The North Devon Bird of Prey Centre - with twice daily shows at 11am & 2 pm (except Saturdays) Plus pets corner, Archery, Railway, toddler town and sheepdog trails



The Eden Project Cornwall
The Eden Project is a visitor attraction in the Cornwall, it has the world's largest greenhouse. Inside the artificial biomes are plants that are collected from all around the world. The project is located in a reclaimed Kaolinite pit, located 1.25 miles from the town of St Blazey and 3 miles from the larger town of St Austell, Cornwall.

The complex comprises of a number of domes that house plant species from around the world, each dome emulating a natural biome. The domes are made out of hundreds of  hexagons and pentagons that connect the whole construction; each of these is a transparent cushion made of tough plastic. The first dome emulates a Tropical environment, the second a warm temperate, Mediteranian environment. In the winter months you can usually find an ice rink at the site.



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