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We have another winner

Feb 09

Posted by kelly in EventsDartmouthCompetitions

Congratulations to the winner of our Dartmouth Food Festival competition – Tracy Noble from Oxfordshire.

Tracy entered our competition at the Dartmouth Food Festival back in October 2011, and she’s the lucky winner of a £500 voucher towards a break with Blue Chip Holidays!

Many thanks to all of you who entered the draw, and we wish Tracy a fantastic holiday. 

It’s our top ten... New Year nights out!

Dec 21

Posted by kelly in Late DealsEventsDevonDartmouthCompetitionsAttractions

There’s not much explanation needed for this one, with only 10 days to go until we’re reaching for our New Year’s outfits we’ve listed our ten favourite events across the South West. They say it’s always the quiet ones, and some of the sleepiest towns and villages in Devon and Cornwall come into their own on 31 each year!


Dartmouth’s celebrations are so renowned that it was featured in The Guardian’s Top 5 New Year Parties poll. The winding streets of the port fill with thousands of revellers in fancy dress, and the fireworks light up the River Dart.

Lighten up your winter with these special events!

Nov 03

Posted by kelly in EventsDevonDartmouthCornwall

This winter the South West is set to lighten up with a host of candlelit festivals starting on Wednesday 16 November with Truro’s spectacular City of Lights celebration.

Truro City of Lights This is followed by a candlelight procession through the medieval Exmoor village of Dunster on 2 and 3 December, finishing with a lantern parade through the charming coastal town of Dartmouth on 3 December.

In Truro, giant lanterns make their way through the streets creating a dazzling procession of withy and tissue creations inspired by the theme of wildlife. Professional artists and children will show off their beastly creations as they glow and dance through the alleys.

See you at the Dartmouth Food Festival?!

Oct 20

Posted by kelly in EventsDartmouth

We’re all reaching for our aprons and rolling up our sleeves here at Blue Chip, as the Dartmouth Food Festival takes place this weekend.

 Blue Chip Holidays are proud sponsors of the festival, and it’s one of the biggest weekends in the Dartmouth events diary.

South Devon’s Dartmouth fills with delicious smells and the sound of sizzling as celebrity chefs demonstrate their skills, visitors pack in to pick up tips and nibbles, and the county celebrates its fine produce.

You'd be crackers to miss this!

Sep 23

Posted by kelly in EventsDartmouth

The Dartmouth Food Festival is nearly upon us again (yes, it really has been a whole year!) so we thought we’d celebrate the countdown with some foodie-friendly blogs.

 As it happens, tomorrow marks the start of British Cheese Week, which runs from 24 September – October 2, so what more of an excuse do you need for some cheese, crackers and a drop of wine this weekend?!

This great British cheese festival promotes the weird and wonderful cheese of our nation to the rest of the world.

Peek behind the plots at Agatha Christie’s Greenway

Aug 15

Posted by kelly in DartmouthAttractions

Torquay is famous as Agatha Christie’s birthplace, but her summer home - Greenway, near Dartmouth is THE place for fans of the author to visit.

Dartmouth Holiday Cottages Nestled on a hill overlooking the river Dart, Greenway gives a fascinating look into the life and family behind the novels.  The property is now owned by the National Trust, and includes many of the family’s personal possessions and collections.

Agatha loved South Devon, and the family spent many a summer hidden in the peaceful grounds of Greenway. The stunning property boasts its own gardens, tennis courts, pool, air raid shelter and quay.

A royal day out in Dartmouth

Apr 19

Posted by kelly in DartmouthAttractions

The Royal Wedding has us all feeling a little regal, so here’s an idea for a royal day out in Dartmouth – the Britannia Royal Naval College.

 The prestigious college hit the headlines in 2008 when Prince William himself spent two months training there.

The imposing college has loomed above the historic town in Devon since 1905, and it’s still one of the greatest military academies in the world.

Old chums made Dartmouth Comedy Festival one to remember!

Apr 05

Posted by kelly in EventsDartmouthAttractions

This year’s Dartmouth Comedy Festival was the most successful to date, and audiences enjoyed a programme of laughs throughout March – with the odd surprise along the way...

 The Dartmouth Comedy Festival enjoyed a surprising start when the launch night was attended by Harry Enfield!

The mystery guest was finally revealed to the audience on the opening night when the auditorium was shown a film clip of him in action, before the festival patron introduced the comedian on stage in front of a delighted audience.

Totnes, a patchwork of modern and ancient

Mar 16

Posted by kelly in DartmouthAttractions

Just half an hour’s drive from Dartmouth you’ll find Totnes, a quirky and historic town in the heart of South Devon.

 Totnes has a character all of its own, and its thousand year history and colourful atmosphere make it popular with visitors from all walks of life.

Explore the fascinating past of this rural town with a visit to its Norman castle, enjoy the local produce at the Elizabeth market or browse the cobbled main street and its unusual shops.

The Dartmouth Comedy Festival will return in March

Jan 18

Posted by kelly in EventsDevonDartmouthAttractions

The Flavel Dartmouth and various other venues will host some of our best loved comedians from 9-12 March, as the Dartmouth Comedy Festival takes place.

 There will be a range of side-splitting events in Dartmouth during the festival, and tickets are on sale now.

 On Saturday 12 Chris Addison, star of Mock the Week and guest host on Have I Got News for You will impress with his acclaimed stand-up comedy at The Flavel arts centre.