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England in November

Friday, November 8, 2013 | Travel

Last November, Victoria Magazine sent me to England to photograph a story for their 2013 British issue. After a stay at the welcoming and posh The Stafford London, I was off to Devon, a two hour train ride west. If you've ever heard of the "moors" of England (and most likely stories of people getting lost on them), this is where they are. The famous Sherlock Holmes mystery The Hound of Baskervilles was set here and recently the Steven Speilberg film War Horse was filmed near Dartmoor National Park in Devon. My stay at The Arundell Arms Hotel was fantastic and I loved the fly fishing trip we took from the inn. I have to say that I wasn't expecting any exciting meals after previous trips to England, but the restaurant at Arundell Arms was amazing. They served mostly locally gathered and grown ingredients in their dishes, including venison burger. My next stay was at Bovey Castle, an unbelievable property that has been modernized underneath its charming, historic facade.

I enjoyed little day trips to local village markets and one of my favorite stops was a small hike to a tiny church in a cliff. The wind was blowing hard making the temperatures near freezing, but when I stepped inside it was quiet and quaint and enchanting. I love discovering hidden places like that when I travel! I bought some locally made yarn at the Tavistock Pannier Market and drank a few pints at a few local pubs. I highly recommend a trip to Devon...it was truly a unique experience with beautiful scenery, local legends, delicious meals and welcoming people. If you go in November, be sure to bring your wellies!




These are the moors...



At Bovey Castle, we learned how to make cider (pictured below) and sloe gin--a berry based gin that goes fantastic mixed with champagne.




Afternoon tea at the The Stafford London...it was perfect.


Have you ever been to the scarf room at Liberty of London? There are no words to the fabulousness of what is for sale there.


Be sure to check out Victoria Magazine's 2013 British Issue to see this stories and lots more!
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