Welcome to Devon

A scenic view of the Devon River Dart flowing gently through a picturesque landscape.
Immerse yourself in the tranquil beauty of the Devon River Dart as it gracefully meanders through lush greenery.

Welcome to Devon, the picturesque county that offers a perfect blend of history, charm, and natural beauty. As you embark on a remarkable lawn bowls tour in this captivating region, get ready to experience the enchantment of England’s last castle, immerse yourself in captivating tales, and indulge in culinary delights that originated right here.

Delve into the intriguing history of Devon and uncover its role in the infamous witch trials. In Exeter during the 1600s, the last witch in the UK was executed, marking a somber chapter in the county’s past. The stories of Temperance Lloyd, Susannah Edwards, Mary Trembles, and Alice Molland resonate with the echoes of an era when beliefs clashed and lives were tragically altered.

  Not only does Devon possess historical significance, but it also boasts Europe’s oldest surviving purpose-built cinema. Located in Torbay, this cinematic treasure opened its doors in 1914 and continues to captivate audiences to this day. Imagine the enchantment of watching a classic film with a live orchestra, transported back to the golden age of cinema.

As you savor the delights of Devon, it’s impossible to overlook the culinary legacy it has bestowed upon the world. Contrary to popular belief, Devonians were the inventors of the iconic pasty. Dating back 500 years, the earliest pasty recipe was penned and published in this very county. So, indulge in the savory delight of a Devon pasty, relishing the unique twist that sets it apart from its Cornish counterpart.

Whether you’re a seasoned pro or a newcomer to the game, there’s a lawn bowling club in Devon waiting to welcome you.

Give us a call and find out why we care about providing high-quality bowls holidays, allowing you to bring the bowls community closer together.

Give us a call on 01753 836600 and get a quote for your club

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