Which UK towns have their own currency?

Lewes, East Sussex (photo by TravelEden CC-BY)If you visit the bustling county town of Lewes in East Sussex and go into of the shops or pubs, you will be offered the opportunity of exchanging your UK Sterling pounds for the local Lewes pounds. The exchange rate is one-to-one and there are no commission fees to worry about. In exchange you will [more…]

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What is the Sidmouth Folk Festival?

Gathering for the Ceilidh in the Ford (photo by eiffel - CC-BY)Sidmouth is a quiet retirement town in Devon, with a population of 15,000. But the first week of August each year is Sidmouth Folk Week, when the town is completely taken over by a huge folk festival which has been running for over 50 years. Dance marquees are erected in Blackmore Gardens and feature a [more…]


Any ideas for days out in Devon?

Vixen Tor, Dartmoor (photo by recursion_see_recursion CC-BY)Devon is a county of contrasts. From the wild moorland of the Dartmoor National Park to fertile rolling hills with picturesque villages snuggling in the valleys, and its two separate coastlines with their sandy beaches and soaring cliffs. Outdoor activities are aplenty with walking in the National Parks of Dartmoor and Exmoor, and all year [more…]

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