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Bramshaw village and The Titanic. The New Forest where lies Sir A. Conan Doyle and Lewis Carroll's 'Alice'. Beautiful Beaulieu. Bucklers Hard a most idyllic riverside village where many of England's "wooden wall" warships were built between 1745 and 1822. Pre y Dorset villages of timber, cob and thatch in an area of unsurpassed coastal beauty. Mediaeval Wareham fishing port.
Lulworth Cove surrounded by the beautiful Purbeck Hills. The Smugglers Inn near Weymouth. Abbotsbury mediaeval thatched village. Bridport famous for its rope-making. Dinosaurs, Fossils and "French Lieutenants" at Lyme Regis. The Harbour Inn at Axmouth. Take a beer in Beer. Tiny Branscombe and Salcombe Regis.
Budleigh Salterton, a quiet Victorian resort, the setting of the painting "The Boyhood of Raleigh" by Sir John Millais. Sir Walter Raleigh was born in 1553 at Hayes Barton farmhouse, where we stay overnight. Topsham near Exeter has a wealth of beautiful 18th century riverside houses. The infamous Dartmoor Prison. Sir Francis Drake bought and converted Buckland Abbey near Plymouth in 1581.
Polperro a charming and captivating Cornish fishing village has a Museum of Smuggling. Padstow has a lovely old fishing harbour. Roses climb the walls of Cottages in St. Minver. In Port Isaac one narrow passage or drang is called "Squeeze Belly Alley". Tintagel - legendary castle of King Arthur. At beautiful Boscastle there is a Museum of Witchcraft.
Morwenstow is Cornwall's northernmost parish and renowned for its 19th c. "wreckers" and the Rev. Stephen Hawker. At Hartland the lighthouse is open to the public and has a museum of smuggling and shipwrecks. Clovelly is probably the most picturesque of all coastal villages in England. Arlington Court near Barnstaple was the family home of Sir Francis Chichester the first person to sail single handed round the world.
Secluded North Devon fishing villages. Oare on wild Exmoor is featured in R.D. Blackmore's famous novel "Lorna Doone". A throng of white Cottages, crammed with fuchsias, welcomes visitors to the small port of Porlock Weir where pleasure craft fill the tiny harbour.
The exceptionally beautiful thatched National Trust villages of Bossington, Allerford and Selworthy. The Elizabethan mansion home of Elizabeth Sydenham, wife of Sir Francis Drake, is at Combe Sydenham. Holford and Nether Stowey are associated with the Romantic poets William Wordsworth and Samuel Taylor Coleridge. "Upon smooth Quantock's airy ridge we roved." William Wordsworth.