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Devon in the rain?

Hi all,
With no apologies for asking on her behalf, my daughter is visiting England this week while studying abroad. She is currently in Devon - wishing to visit Dartmoor but finds it raining horribly and not able to see the moors. Any suggestions (Nigel?) about things to do within say 30 min from Devon? Thanks very much!

Posted by
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I've visited relatives in Devon a number of times through the years. The only things that come to mind to see in rainy weather is Exeter cathedral which is impressive and Dartmouth Castle. There are also manor houses to see. But Devon is a large county. Where is she?

Posted by
1068 posts

Or could put on wellies, open your brellies, and go see the moors. I think inclement weather makes it all that more wonderful and romantic and wild!

Posted by
78 posts

Many thanks - both good ideas! I'll relay the info - seems cell phone service and internet are in short supply at the B & B in Devon.

Posted by
28107 posts

cell phone service and internet are in short supply at the B & B in Devon. That's not unusual. And don't whinge about the rain. We are in the middle of a three year drought and have been banned from watering the garden or washing cars - anything with a hose. We need the rain.

Posted by
78 posts

Nigel - glad you're getting the rain - we need it here too - just looking for ideas? thanks!

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28107 posts

Actually Dartmouth would be nice even in the rain. And the Agatha Christy house up the river is really cool. There's the steam train, and lots to do in Torbay. The beaches may be a bit moist but there's plenty to do. Looks like there may be breaks in the weather. Today in the East Midlands we've had something like sun most of the day with the weather heading off to Europe. It will come and go. If she doesn't like the weather at some point hang on and wait - it will change...

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... actually she might want to stay inside today and tomorrow, I just heard that parts of the Southwest coast will be getting 70 mph winds ...