The Bothy at Ley Farm

Find interesting places to visits and things to do around Holsworthy in Devon

Hartland Abbey
Hartland Abbey Only one mile from Hartland Quay, Hartland Abbey lies across a narrow, sheltered valley which winds its way to the spectacular Atlantic Coast. Within a designated ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ visitors may wander around the beautiful gardens and grounds which lead to the rocky cove. Peacocks and guinea fowl roam at will, whilst donkeys and Black Welsh Mountain sheep graze the Old Deer Park.
Hartland Abbey is the lived-in family home of the Stucley family. Although it was built in the 12th century, remaining as a monastery for 400 years and passing through the female line three times, it has never been sold. Consequently, it contains collections of pictures, furniture and porcelain which have accumulated over many generations. The story of the Abbey mirrors local and national history at every turn. It has a friendly and lived-in atmosphere, so often absent in many of our nation’s historic houses, a point continually remarked upon by those who visit us.

Winsford Walled Garden
Winsford Walled Garden Winsford Walled Garden is home to the best, most innovative and most ornate Victorian greenhouses anywhere in the SOUTH WEST of ENGLAND - and they're made from 130 year-old Burmese teak - so no painting required. Unlike many gardens, visitors to Winsford are encouraged to wander inside the Victorian greenhouses to view glorious displays of Bougainvillea and tropical hibiscus.

Dartington Crystal
Dartington Crystal Take a stroll through our array of shops we have on site. You can pick up some great bargains in the glass shop on Dartington Crystal & Glass, Caithness and Royal Brierley. You will also find some great brands such as Antler, Edinburgh Woollen Mill, Yankee Candle, Portmeirion, Maxwell & Williams, Poole Pottery, Jersey Pottery, Lifestyle, Woods of Windsor, Asquith & Somerset and many many more. There's something for everyone!

Launceston Castle
Launceston Castle Set on a large natural mound, Launceston Castle dominates the surrounding landscape. Begun soon after the Norman Conquest, its focus is an unusual keep consisting of a 13th-century round tower built by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, inside an earlier circular shell-keep. The tower top is now reached via a dark internal staircase.
The castle long remained a prison and George Fox, founder of the Quakers, suffered harsh confinement here in 1656. A display traces 1,000 years of history, with finds from site excavations.

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