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BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country Hotel

Dunchideock, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7YF

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Hotel Amenities

  • Free Internet
  • Free parking onsite (100 spaces)
  • Restaurants
  • Pets Allowed
  • Bars
  • WIFI
  • No Lift
  • Hotel And Bedrooms All Completely Non Smoking

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near the BEST WESTERN Lord Haldon Country Hotel, Exeter

Exeter Record & CD Fair

The Exeter Record & CD Fair, held at regular intervals throughout the year, attracts collectors and dealers from all over the country. St George's Hall fills with CDs, tapes, records and memorabilia covering all kinds of recorded music.

Available : May 2013 (various dates)

Exeter Cathedral

It's no surprise that Exeter is known as the "Cathedral City" - the 12th-century edifice is a highlight for visitors. Check out the vaulted ceiling and great clock inside, and the antique shops in the pretty streets surrounding the building.

Available : Daily

Northernhay Gardens

Leafy Northernhay Gardens were once part of Exeter castle's defences and are now a popular spot with walkers and picnickers. Wander through mature trees and flowerbeds, statues of important local citizens and a number of war memorials.

Available : Daily

Royal Albert Memorial Museum

Exeter's time-honoured Royal Albert Memorial Museum boasts 16 galleries of local and international history.

Available : Daily; not Sun

Exeter Festival of South West England Food and Drink

If you've ever salivated over a Devon clotted cream tea, downed a pint of scrumpy cider or enjoyed a Somerset cheddar, the Exeter Festival of South West England Food and Drink at Exeter Castle is for you.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Bill Douglas Centre

Founded in 1994, Exeter's Bill Douglas Centre contains an enormous collection relating to the history of film and visual media. About 900 of the most important items are on display in two galleries, while the remaining thousands of books and objects are all available for study in the Research Centre.

Available : Weekdays only

Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle is the impressive 600-year-old home of the Duke of Devon, situated on the River Exe estuary just outside Exeter. Every year between Easter and October, thousands of people pay the Courtenay family home a visit.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013; not Sat (annual)

Toy, Train & Model Collectors Fair

Kids and adults of all ages gather at the Westpoint Arena, Exeter where hundreds of stands display all manner of weird and wonderful toys. Visitors are invited to bring along special toys of their own that might interest the stallholders.

Available : 30 Dec 2011 (annual)

Devon County Show

The Devon County Show in Exeter promotes agriculture and allied commercial industries, including the finest examples of livestock. There's also an exciting paramotor aerial display conducted by parachutists, a rugby tournament and a grand parade of livestock.

Available : May 2013 (annual)

Crealy Adventure Park

Crealy Adventure Park offers roller coasters, friendly animals and safe play areas - sure to thrill adults and kids alike.

Available : Daily

A la Ronde

Completed around 1796 on the orders of the Parminter sisters, this quirky 16-sided house is crammed with mementoes of their Grand Tour through Europe. Don't miss the feather frieze and the hands-on activities, including dressing up in period costume.

Available : Feb - Mar 2013; Weekends only (various dates)

Dawlish Warren

Twitchers visit Dawlish Warren's nature reserve to spot 180 species of wildfowl, while walkers trek the mile-and-a-half spit of sand. Pop in to the visitor centre before getting to know the Exe Estuary's rich beach, mudflats and salt marshes.

Available : Daily

Dartmoor National Park

Dartmoor is one of south England's wildest stretches of country. The landscape comprises both windswept summits and wooded valleys. Located in the heart of Devon, it is home to 33,000 people and visited by about 10 million more each year.

Available : Daily


Killerton, an 18th-century house in Exeter, contains a collection of 18th to 20th-century costumes as well as a Victorian laundry. Check out what fashion was like in the olden days and be grateful that corsets are no longer everyday attire!

Available : Feb - Dec 2013 (various dates)

Quest Natural Health Show

For four days, the sound of horses' hooves is replaced with all things holistic at Newton Abbot racecourse in Devon. This is when crystals, incense and good karma cram paddock and track for the Quest Natural Health Show. 

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The Ness

Wind down the smugglers' tunnel to view Ness Cove's imposing red sandstone cliff faces in Shaldon, near Teignmouth. Watch waves crash on the rocks under the headland or find peace on the beach at the mouth of the River Teign.

Available : Daily

Castle Drogo

Sir Edwin Lutyens' majestic granite masterpiece, Castle Drogo stands on Dartmoor, surrounded by formal gardens and walks through the Teign Gorge. Built largely in the 1920s, the castle is lavishly furnished in Arts and Crafts style.

Available : Daily

Tuckers Maltings Beer Festival

Newton Abbot's Tuckers Maltings hosts one of the few beer festivals that is actually set in a brewery or, to be precise, a Victorian malthouse. Take the opportunity to sample from the scores of West Country ales available.

Available : Apr 2013 (annual)

Shaldon Beach

Crunch on sand and shingle at Shaldon, south of Teignmouth. Marvel at the ships squeezing through the estuary mouth, or launch your own boat off the family-friendly beach. Stay dry on the 18-hole golf course.

Available : Daily

Jurassic Coast

Britain's only natural World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast covers 95 miles of flamboyant coastline. Search for fossils along the pebble beaches, explore the seaside towns of Lyme Regis, Sidmouth and Beer and take in extravagant views from the clifftop walks.

Available : Daily

Budleigh Salterton

Budleigh is an old-fashioned seaside town sitting in glorious countryside and bordered by a vast pebbly beach. Walk or cycle here along the River Otter from Otterton Mill and grab a cream tea at The Cosy Teapot on Fore Street.

Available : Daily

Widecombe Fair

Widecombe Fair at Fair Field is one of the most well-known country occasions in Devon. This traditional agricultural show has stalls and events, from the ugliest vegetable display to family dog shows, gymkhanas, maypole dancing and bale tossing.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Babbacombe Model Village

Few labours of love can match the extraordinary efforts of Thomas Ernest Dobbins, who died in 1997. He was a Lancastrian architect in Torquay who devoted 50 years to creating a model village of the West Country at 1/12 of its original scale. His famous creation has more than 400 models set in beautifully landscaped grounds, which bloom with flowers each summer.

Available : Daily

Bygones Victorian Museum

The Bygones Victorian Museum lets visitors walk down a faithfully reproduced Victorian Street and view replica period rooms. The military-minded can experience what it was like to be incarcerated in the midst of the First World War, in a trench in France in 1916, or to hide in an Anderson shelter during the Second World War.

Available : Daily

Ottery St Mary Tar Barrels

A 17th-century tradition to rid the streets of evil spirits is revived every year as fearless men, women and children run through Ottery St Mary carrying blazing tar barrels. Thousands of spectators enjoy the thrill of avoiding the runners.

Available : Nov 2013 (annual)

Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway

The Paignton & Dartmouth Steam Railway runs for seven miles along the English Riviera. It provides train-mad children (and adults) with a fabulous opportunity to enjoy the spectacular Devon coastline.

Available : Apr - Nov 2013 (annual)

Beautiful Days

Beautiful Days brings friendly festival vibes to Escot Park in Ottery St Mary. Performances are spread across five stages, while other attractions include walkabout theatre, real ale bars from Otter Brewery and family camping.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Kents Cavern

Kents Cavern near Torquay is a network of limestone caves formed over the last 300 million years. Visitors can follow in the footsteps of Beatrix Potter, Haile Selassie and King George V in a tour of the caves to discover plenty of interesting facts about how limestone forms and which early humans, modern humans and animals might have called the caves home.

Available : Daily

Torre Abbey

Dating back to 1196, Torre Abbey is a historic house just off the beach of Torquay in Devon. A former medieval abbey later converted into a Georgian manor house, it now features large gardens, a golf course and tennis courts.

Available : Daily

Sidmouth Folk Week

The Edwardian seaside town of Sidmouth comes alive every August for a celebration of dance and song - the Sidmouth Folk Week. Ceilidh bands perform nightly for the energetic, while there's usually a Friday-night torchlight procession followed by a fireworks display.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Living Coasts

Did you know South American fur seals can swim at speeds of 25 mph? Or that penguins live on the South African coast, not just in cold climates? You'll find out at Living Coasts, Torquay's best seafront visitor attraction which opened in July 2003.

Available : Daily

Torbay Carnival

Torquay's harbourside bursts into life this summer with the return of Torbay Carnival. Much of the action is concentrated at Paignton Seafront but special events, live music performances and impromptu dances take place throughout the town - prepare to join in!

Available : Jul 2012 (annual)

Pride Torbay

Pride Torbay is Torquay's annual gay pride event. Centred on the harbour, the four-day celebration is complemented nicely by the English Riviera's sumptuous natural splendour and diverse topography - as well as numerous parties and special events, of course.

Available : Sep 2013 (annual)

Torbay Week

Held in Torquay Harbour by the Royal Torbay Yacht Club, Torbay Week replaces the Torbay regattas of old. Supported by clubs throughout Devon, it's one of the best regattas on the South Coast and a magnet for sailing fans from throughout Britain.

Available : Aug 2013 (annual)

Berry Pomeroy Castle

This "haunted" castle tells a medieval story of a Norman family - the Pomeroys - and Elizabethan renovation with its adjoining mansion. Wander through the gatehouse to Berry Pomeroy's ruins for views of the ravine below.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013 (annual)

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park

Paignton Zoo Environmental Park is about much more than just displaying animals for its visitors' entertainment - it's devoted to preserving the world's natural heritage. The zoo has come a long way since it was first opened in 1923 by Herbert Whitely, a shy, eccentric millionaire.

Available : Daily

Ways With Words Festival

The spectacular setting of medieval Dartington Hall and a great line-up of top-class authors and literary figures makes the Ways With Words Festival one of Britain's premier literary gatherings. Each year the hall welcomes a wide range of star guests.

Available : Jul 2013 (annual)

The River Dart Trail

Follow the meandering River Dart from Totnes on the river path to Dartington. Starting at the Steamer Quay in Totnes, the riverside trail passes through copses and alongside old mills. You can also take steamer trips south to Dartmouth.

Available : Daily

Totnes Castle

Dominating the upper end of the town, Totnes Castle is a classic example of a Norman motte-and-bailey castle. Walk the battlements of this English Heritage castle and take in views over the River Dart and towards Dartmouth, Dartmoor and beyond.

Available : Jan - Apr 2013; Weekends only (various dates)

Totnes Guildhall

There aren't many towns where a visit to the council headquarters is a major experience, but Totnes Guildhall is truly fascinating. Built in 1553 on the ruins of the medieval priory, it has served as court, prison and meeting place.

Available : Apr - Oct 2013; Weekdays only (annual)

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