February Tips: The Top 5 Things to enjoy in South Devon this February

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Devon is certainly an all-year round holiday destination, with plenty to see and do no matter the month. And, February 2017 promises to be no different. If you’re visiting Buckfast Abbey or staying at Northgate House, there are several events for you to enjoy both within the Abbey grounds and surrounding areas.

We’ve highlighted five of our favourite events happening in South Devon next month.


  1. The Choir and Chamber Orchestra of Buckfast Abbey – Saturday 18 February, 2017

A performance of Monteverdi’s monumental Vespers of 1610, dedicated to the Blessed Virgin Mary by the Choir and Chamber Orchestra of Buckfast Abbey and directed by the Abbey’s Master of Music, Philip Arkwright.

Pre-concert, fine dining is available in the Abbey’s Grange Restaurant at 6.00pm with interval drinks also available to pre-order. For further information and to book, please visit www.buckfast.org.uk/concertdinner




  1. Totnes Good Food Market – Sunday 19 February, 2017
    Just a short drive from Buckfast Abbey, Devon’s biggest fine food Farmers’ Market is returning to Totnes. Held on the third Sunday of each month, the market has a reputation for offering a wide range of quality produce from dozens of local producers, making it one of the tastiest ways to enjoy a stay in South Devon.

Further information can be found at www.totnesgoodfood.co.uk





  1. Evening talk: ‘Brilliant Bogs and Magnificent Mires’, Devon Wildlife Trust – Wednesday 22 February, 2017

When visiting Devon, a walk on Dartmoor is an occasion not to be missed. Why not combine the experience with a chance to learn more about the little explored and fascinating natural landscapes that are the blanket bogs of Dartmoor?

Jasmine Atkinson from the Devon Wildlife Trust will be hosting an evening talk, where you can learn more about this interesting topic and delve deeper into the beautiful Dartmoor National Park.

For further information visit http://www.swlakestrust.org.uk/home





  1. The Great Seed Giveaway, Buckfast Abbey – Saturday 25 February, 2017

The Great Seed Giveaway is back by popular demand. The seed swap is a great opportunity for green-fingered enthusiasts to help look after Devon’s biodiversity, swap seeds (or make a small donation if you don’t have any) and speak to the Abbey’s team of expert gardeners for tips on preparing your garden for spring. For those visiting the area on holiday, seeds from the Abbey Gardens will be a beautiful memento to grow in your garden at home.

For further information call 01364 645517.


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  1. Buckfastleigh Farmers Market – Every Thursday throughout February


Enjoy a taste of Devon at Buckfastleigh Farmers Market. Perched on the edge of Dartmoor National Park and just a stone’s throw from Buckfast Abbey, the market is a foodie delight.

Local farmers bring their own delicious products and produce and with so much to choose from you will be spoilt for choice. From free-range home-reared beef, to Westcountry cheeses and fresh loaves of bread, we’re certain you’ll leave with a delicious memento of your trip.

The farmers’ market is held every Thursday throughout the month from 9am-1pm and is one of the nicest ways to experience Devon during your visit.



To book a stay at Northgate House, please call 01364 645630.

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