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Exmouth the bustling food town in East Devon

Devon has long been known as a county of good food. Much of its meat is home-reared in small-scale and ‘happy’ conditions; and the seafood is exceptional, with Exmouth mussels sold throughout the UK and the ‘crab’ said to be at its biggest and juiciest along Devon’s coast. For a while East Devon lagged South Devon but now there’s a rapidly growing enthusiasm and expertise in food; with Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall and his River Cottage making it home. Also, top chef Michael Caines, who has had such a positive impact on Devon’s food scene, is now planning a luxury hotel and restaurant in Lympstone on the Exe Estuary.

Most seaside towns and villages have their own fish stores, selling whatever the day’s catch has provided: straight from the sea and glisteningly fresh. The region is very proud of its fine restaurants and farm shops, and hosts several food fairs including the huge one in Exeter each April.

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Events and visitor attractions in Ludlow Shrophire

The historic town of Ludlow in Shropshire, is one of the most beautiful towns in the country, where you will see one of the finest medieval arrangements of buildings a nationally recognised ancient scheduled monument, set in beautiful public gardens in the centre of Ludlow.

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Places to visit in the Brecon Beacons National Park

Brecon Beacons National Park

The national park is the main starting point for people wishing to walk up Pen-y-Fan, the highest point in southern Britain, and the national park.   Wales offers a great deal for walkers with the high mountains and rolling hills in the west to the woodlands and riverside walks, and the canal sides for people wanting a bit more of a gentle walk, for anyone of any ability there is something out there for everyone in Wales.  The Brecon Beacons are quite a diverse landscape, you have everything from the waterfalls and caves in the south of the park, with the highest point in southern Britain, and then you have the Usk Valley with rivers and reservoirs that you can walk around as well.  There are hundreds of walking routes in the park, ranging from gentle strolls to strenuous climbs.

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The famous town of Hay on Wye Herefordshire

This lovely little town on the banks of the River Wye just inside the Welsh border, has developed a reputation beyond its size. Since the 1960’s it's become the world's second hand book capital, and now hosts the UK’s largest and most prestigious literary festival in late May. The small-town centre is made up of narrow sloping lanes, a variety of interesting shops, and many books that will attract people from all walks of life.

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Securing finance for your holiday home business

Running a guest house or holiday home can be a fantastic business opportunity providing you, not only with a regular rental income, but an investment property too.

If you already have a property or part of your home that you can turn into a bed and breakfast (B&B) then great, you’re good to go -  all you need to do is kit it out and market it. But if you’re looking to purchase somewhere, either to start up a holiday let, as an addition to an existing portfolio or as a going concern then you need to look closely at your financing options.

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