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{"LocationDetails":{"Id":83,"Name":"Brixham","Description":"\u003ch1\u003eOur guide to Brixham holiday cottages\u003c/h1\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEvery inch the working Devon fishing town, Brixham holidays are all about experiencing Devon life in all its glory. With a sheltered position in South Devon\u0026rsquo;s Torbay, Brixham is made up of cobbled streets that wind their way down to the bustling harbour, and the traditional shops that line them showcase locally made souvenirs, crafts and foods.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003ePick any summer\u0026rsquo;s day in the harbour town and you\u0026rsquo;ll find children peering over the harbourside to see if their\u0026nbsp;attempts at crabbing are bearing fruit, and the smell of the catch of the day wafts through the air from the restaurants that huddle around the harbour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eThings to do in Brixham\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Golden Hind replica that sits in the harbour is a constant reminder of Brixham\u0026rsquo;s maritime past, and every year the Brixham Pirate Festival sees the town celebrate all things nautical with fancy dress for all and a host of activities for one weekend. It\u0026rsquo;s not uncommon to wander past a group of pirates raising their voices in sea shanty, and if you\u0026rsquo;re beside the harbour at the right time you\u0026rsquo;ll even see an unfortunate pirate walk the plank. If you prefer to visit without taking on the character of a pirate, don\u0026rsquo;t worry, there are planet of things to do in Brixham that make the most of its spectacular South Devon setting.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s a laidback atmosphere throughout Brixham that makes it a retreat from the pace of everyday life, and with some of the county\u0026rsquo;s most spectacular scenery on the doorstep it attracts walkers throughout the year. Whether you\u0026rsquo;re content to sample a Devon cream tea in the sunshine or you\u0026rsquo;re keen to get exploring, Brixham\u0026rsquo;s just the right balance between escaping from it all yet being within easy reach of some fantastic days out.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eBrixham attractions\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eNow we\u0026rsquo;ll let you in on a little secret of a beauty spot called Berry Head that\u0026rsquo;s got to be one of our very favourite Brixham attractions. The Berry Head Nature Reserve is a dramatic jutting headland, and if you sit back and listen to the waves crash below you\u0026rsquo;ll feel a world away from home. There\u0026rsquo;s a bird watching hut perched on the edge of the cliff too, and if you sit back and watch the sea swirling below for awhile you may just spot a seal. Berry Head\u0026rsquo;s also home to a Napoleonic fort and the UK\u0026rsquo;s smallest lighthouse \u0026ndash; and it\u0026rsquo;s worth wandering up to the park just to take in the panoramic views across the bay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eGreenway House in nearby Churston is a must for any fans of Dame Agatha Christie, as this gem of a National Trust house was once the family\u0026rsquo;s summer retreat from the public\u0026rsquo;s gaze, and it\u0026rsquo;s full of their personal possessions and collections. The ITV version of Dead Man\u0026rsquo;s Folly was filmed in the grounds, and with views over the twinkling river Dart below they make a beautiful setting for a stroll. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe summer sees ferries run between Brixham\u0026rsquo;s harbour and Torquay throughout the day, and if you keep your eyes peeled during the half an hour journey across the water you might spot a dolphin or two as they follow the boats. To see a little more of the surrounding countryside, hop aboard the Dartmouth Steam Railway in nearby Churston which winds its way to Kingswear and Paignton.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eOur favourite Brixham restaurants\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eEven if you\u0026rsquo;ve never been to Brixham then you\u0026rsquo;ll have probably heard of \u003ca href=\"https://www.bluechipholidays.co.uk/devon/brixham/brixham-fish-market\"\u003eBrixham Fish Market\u003c/a\u003e. Right on the harbourside, the market sees more than 40 different varieties of fresh fish sold for auction and shipped off to restaurants throughout the country. Look at the specials board in any of the town\u0026rsquo;s seafood restaurants and you\u0026rsquo;ll most likely see \u0026#39;catch of the day\u0026rsquo;, and half the fun of dinner in a Brixham restaurant is finding out what\u0026rsquo;s been landed that day and freshly prepared for the menu.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eMitch Tonks owns Rockfish Seafood Restaurant, and it sits right in the heart of the fish market made famous by the documentary \u0026lsquo;Fish Town\u0026rsquo; which aired on Sky Atlantic. If you\u0026rsquo;re keen to sample the local crab, we\u0026rsquo;d recommend Claws Indoors, an informal caf\u0026eacute; that specialises in crab and has a fantastic reputation.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eLytehouse is another firm favourite with us locals, and it serves up yummy new style tapas with a blissfully extensive wine list. The head chef Daniel serves up the finest local ingredients, so a visit means you can partake in a little taste of the South West as well as experience the friendly atmosphere that we all know and love Brixham for.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003ch2\u003eBrixham holiday cottages\u003c/h2\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eWe think you\u0026rsquo;ll love Brixham\u0026hellip;it\u0026rsquo;s one of those little harbour towns that\u0026rsquo;s kept its character and instantly makes you feel at home, and every single one of our Brixham holiday cottages has something special about it to make your stay a special one. Many of them have views across the harbour so you can watch the fishing boats come and go without even leaving your sofa, others have sweeping views of the bay, and then there are the stylish interiors that just beg you to relax and forget the rest of the world for a few days.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","Alias":"brixham","MainImageLocation":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/03/1364558365.jpg/carousel.jpg","PointOfInterests":[{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Occombe Beer Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eNo matter where you go you\u0026rsquo;ll always find that one attraction in every region that just knows how to throw an annual event that the crowds flock to, and Occombe Farm in South Devon has become as notorious for its beer festival as it is for its produce.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eTickets are sold in advance (as early as April) and it\u0026rsquo;s usually held in June. You\u0026rsquo;ll be handed your own festival cup when you arrive which you\u0026rsquo;ll need to hold onto for the evening as you sample the very best of the South West\u0026rsquo;s beers, ales and ciders. In fact, last year\u0026rsquo;s menu included more than 70 to choose from, and there\u0026rsquo;s a Pimm\u0026rsquo;s bar for those who prefer their refreshment with fruit.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eA selection of live bands provide the music and entertainment and all proceeds are donated to Torbay Coast and Countryside Trust. The festival is held at Occombe Farm in Marldon, and we\u0026rsquo;d advise you to book your taxi back in advance as it\u0026rsquo;s a little out of the way.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eBy day, the farm is also one of the area\u0026rsquo;s friendliest attractions, and children love to greet the resident animals during a visit. Pop into the visitor centre when you arrive to pick up activity trails and colouring sheets.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4574,"LocationLongitude":-3.58593,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368609273.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/paignton/occombe-beer-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368609273.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Agatha Christie’s Greenway","Body":"\u003cp\u003eCome and see the family holiday home of Devon\u0026rsquo;s very own Agatha Christie and enjoy a rare view into the private life of the queen of crime. Agatha Christie and her family loved Greenway, and as soon as you reach this large white house peering down onto the River Dart you\u0026rsquo;ll understand why. One of the first things you\u0026rsquo;ll notice about the house is how relaxed it feels, and it\u0026rsquo;s a happy find to all fans of the author that her son donated all of its furniture and items to the National Trust with the property.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eVisitors can see the very desk where some of the world\u0026rsquo;s biggest mysteries were penned, peer into the wardrobe of the woman behind the novels and admire the family collections \u0026ndash; all left just as they would have been when the house was in use. Set in the 1950s, the house remains home to an extensive archaeology collection, hundreds of books (unsurprisingly!) and botanical china. A visit to Greenway is about so much more than just the items you\u0026rsquo;ll see though, you\u0026rsquo;ll love the warm atmosphere of a property filled with family memories, and the grounds are simply stunning.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eRoam the romantic woodland garden that\u0026rsquo;s beautiful enough to inspire any writer, and note the rare plants that reflect Agatha\u0026rsquo;s interest in flora and fauna. In fact, she visited Torre Abbey in Torquay to find out about the poisonous uses for plants when writing her murder mysteries. The grounds of the house roll down the hillside to meet the River Dart, and Greenway even has its own quay.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3826,"LocationLongitude":-3.59034,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2015/05/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"torbay/brixham/agatha-christie’s-greenway","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2015/05/flowers.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Paignton Zoo","Body":"\u003cp\u003eRemember BBC 1\u0026rsquo;s Zoo Keepers series back in 1998? Well here\u0026rsquo;s your chance to visit the zoo where it all happened. Paignton Zoo shot to national fame as the series followed the day to day goings on inside the attraction, and it\u0026rsquo;s always been one of Devon\u0026rsquo;s biggest days out. The zoo has more animals than any attraction in the South West, and its careful design means visitors get as close as possible to the many different species.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe sprawling park is divided into different sections of the globe, so one minute you can be facing the giraffes in the Savannah and the next you\u0026rsquo;ll be wandering the forest on the lookout for apes...2012 saw the exciting arrival of lion cubs, and while they can\u0026rsquo;t stay small and cute forever they\u0026rsquo;re always a crowd pleaser as they enjoy becoming more and more mischievous. They were named by members of the public, and the final choices were Zarina and Maliya for the girls, and Jari and Sabai for the boys.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Tropics are one of the newest exhibits, and visitors can wander around murky swamps on the lookout for the crocodiles and pythons that call its waters home. There are seasonal events held at the zoo, and if you need to rest your feet while you explore hop aboard the mini train that takes visitors around the park. Picnics are welcome in the picnic areas, but watch your food as the sneaky peacocks that wander the area may just fancy a bite.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.4283,"LocationLongitude":-3.58358,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/2013/05/1368539571.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"torbay/paignton/paignton-zoo","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/2013/05/1368539571.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Berry Head Country Park and Nature Reserve","Body":"\u003cp\u003eDiscover 400 million years of history and take in some of Torbay\u0026rsquo;s finest coastal views at Berry Head Nature Reserve. Berry Head National Nature Reserve is a south Devon heritage site, and not only is it recognised for its geological significance but visitors can still see and enter some of its other historical points. Berry Head juts out at the most southern tip of Torbay, providing shelter with its sweeping cliffs and a fab vantage point to look out to sea.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith 400 million year old (yes, 400 million!) limestone at its centre, the nature reserve was quarried for many years and it\u0026rsquo;s now a peaceful home to many species of wildlife, the marks of its history and a modern day lighthouse. Fringed by cliffs of up to 200 feet this is the place to come for panoramic coastal views that will leave you speechless. The reserve is home to, all kinds of wildlife, and look out for the defences used in the Napoleonic war.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe Guardhouse Cafe is housed in a building designed to show off the views, and the Visitor Centre will teach you everything you need to know about the history of the area before you head out and explore for yourselves. The site is still used to host Napoleonic re-enactments sometimes, and if you stand still for a moment it\u0026rsquo;s easy to imagine the soldiers walking the ramparts more than two centuries ago. Oh, and the lighthouse is said to be England\u0026rsquo;s shortest!\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":true,"LocationLatitude":50.3975,"LocationLongitude":-3.49207,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Berry Head TC.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/berry-head-country-park-and-nature-reserve","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Berry Head TC.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"The Agatha Christie Festival","Body":"\u003cp\u003eVisitors to Torquay during September will find it transformed into a murder mystery capital, with ladies donning flapper dresses and wandering Poirots at every turn. Why? You might wonder...well it\u0026rsquo;s all in honour of the English Riviera\u0026rsquo;s very own Queen of Crime.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eDame Agatha Christie was born in Torquay in 1890, and the annual Agatha Christie Festival attracts fans of her fiction from all over the globe. It\u0026rsquo;s not only the various events and activities that make the festival great fun, but also the sight of people wandering the promenade in fancy dress, the vintage buses chugging along the seafront and traditions such as Punch and Judy back on the beach. \u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe festival always means a programme of events inspired by Agatha Christie\u0026rsquo;s novels, and as several of them were set in Torquay it\u0026rsquo;s only fitting. Fans of the intrigue-filled works can go along to quaint tea parties, lunch on Burgh Island and take part in the Agatha Christie Sea Swim, all in honour of the late writer\u0026rsquo;s favourite haunts and activities. The Agatha Christie Company often showcase their most recent production at Torquay\u0026rsquo;s Princess Theatre, and there are extra tours of Greenway \u0026ndash; Agatha\u0026rsquo;s beloved family summer house.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThis is a nice chance to walk the Agatha Christie Mile too, a special route that takes in her favourite spots, and the places that were most important to her. Start at the Agatha Christie bust in the Pavilion Gardens and spend an hour retracing her footsteps \u0026ndash; super sleuth style.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4619,"LocationLongitude":-3.52472,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/torquay/the-agatha-christie-festival","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/JosephG/2013/05/Bunting.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Breakwater Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eClose to Brixham\u0026rsquo;s pretty harbour, Breakwater Beach is a Blue Flag beach that\u0026#39;s always been a firm favourite with locals and visitors. Although a fairly small beach, Breakwater is otherwise ideal for a beach holiday in Brixham as it\u0026#39;s sheltered by cliffs and just a minute or two from the bustling harbour.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith easy access, close amenities and plenty of parking \u0026ndash; beach-goers are well equipped for a day unwinding by the sea on this shingle beach.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach has its own toilets, shop and deck chair hire, and operates a dog ban. There are also ramps for easy disabled access. The bistro beside the beach offers spectacular views out to sea, and the beach is a favourite with divers too.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3999,"LocationLongitude":-3.50404,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Breakwater Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/breakwater-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Breakwater Beach.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Churston Cove","Body":"\u003cp\u003eBrixham is one of those resorts where you\u0026rsquo;ll soon learn the real beauty spots through word of mouth, and Churston Cove is one of the town\u0026rsquo;s hidden gems. This small, sandy cove is tucked amidst picturesque wooded hills and cliffs, and is a great spot for a quiet day away from the masses. With stunning scenery and natural protection from any wind \u0026ndash; Churston Cove makes for a great day during family beach holidays in Brixham.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe waters are safe for swimming, and the beach welcomes dogs all year round \u0026ndash; so it\u0026rsquo;s a good choice for those on dog-friendly holidays. There\u0026#39;s parking available around half a mile\u0026rsquo;s walk from the cove, and this beach is unsuitable for disabled access.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eYou\u0026rsquo;ll need to make your way down a steep path that\u0026rsquo;s pretty long to reach the beach, but if you take your time and don\u0026rsquo;t have too much to carry it\u0026rsquo;ll be well worth the journey once you find the secluded stretch of sand. This is one of those English Riviera beaches that has clear waters too, so if you fancy an idyllic beach with beautiful scenery then they don\u0026rsquo;t come much more perfect than Churston.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4023,"LocationLongitude":-3.52268,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/Churston Cove_Brixham_DSCF1312.JPG/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/churston-cove","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/Churston Cove_Brixham_DSCF1312.JPG/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Broadsands Beach","Body":"\u003cp\u003eWith a Blue Flag to its name Broadsands Beach is a popular spot to enjoy the sand during a stay in Brixham. A short distance from the town, the sandy Broadsands Beach is set between beautiful headlands and enjoys an idyllic location. With easy access and a sheltered setting, Broadsands lends itself perfectly to any Brixham beach holiday.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWhether you fancy an easy stroll beside the colourful beach huts, or a coastal walk \u0026ndash;Broadsands is ideal. With a cafe, shops and toilets, as well as parking and deckchair hire, Broadsands makes for a relaxing day by the sea. Broadsands Beach operates a seasonal dog ban.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4066,"LocationLongitude":-3.55478,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/06/Broadsands Beach Brixham.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/broadsands-beach","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/06/Broadsands Beach Brixham.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"St Mary\u0027s Bay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eSt Mary\u0026rsquo;s Bay is a treat before you even reach it, as the descent to the beach is one of Brixham\u0026rsquo;s best views. The beach\u0026rsquo;s distance from town works to its advantage, making it great for an escape it all during a beach holiday in Brixham. This pretty beach is sandy and shingle with close parking, but we\u0026rsquo;d recommend walking to it so you can enjoy the surrounding scenery.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eWith steep cliffs on either side of it, the beach is sheltered from winds and breezes, and if it\u0026#39;s photo opportunities you\u0026#39;re after then this is the beach to visit. Make sure you don\u0026#39;t have too much to carry as the descent to the sand cen be tricky, but if you\u0026#39;re feeling adventurous and fancy a walk then bear St Mary\u0026#39;s Bay in mind.\u0026nbsp;\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe beach welcomes dogs throughout the year, and if you walk north from this beauty spot you\u0026rsquo;ll reach Berry Head Nature Reserve. St Mary\u0026rsquo;s Bay won a Tidy Britain Seaside Award in 2005, recognising its safe waters and clean sands. St Mary\u0026rsquo;s Bay is one of the lesser known beaches in South Devon, but if you\u0026rsquo;re happy to forgo toilets and the traditional seaside facilities for unspoilt beauty and the feeling of being miles from the hustle and bustle then it\u0026rsquo;s a real find.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.3853,"LocationLongitude":-3.50358,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/james.lund/2013/08/stmarysbay.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/st-marys-bay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/james.lund/2013/08/stmarysbay.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Continental Market Torquay","Body":"\u003cp\u003eThere\u0026rsquo;s always been something of a continental feel to Torquay, especially in the summer when cafe tables spill outside into the sun and palm trees line the roadsides, so it makes the perfect setting for the annual continental market. The town welcomes our French neighbours for most bank holiday weekends and the seafront fills with shoppers after something different.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eStalls include all the usual mouth-watering foods and delicacies, (don\u0026rsquo;t have lunch before you go \u0026ndash; the crepes will not be resisted) as well as crafted gifts, scented soaps, toys and plants. If you\u0026rsquo;re on holiday during market time it makes a great place to stock up on gifts for those back home (although you won\u0026rsquo;t be able to convince them they\u0026rsquo;re authentic souvenirs from Devon...), and better yet, if you\u0026rsquo;re self-catering you\u0026rsquo;ll have a great excuse to sample the wares.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe continental market has become one of the summer\u0026rsquo;s highlights over the last few years, and as it takes place on the seafront it\u0026rsquo;s just a short stroll from the harbourside cafes and restaurants. There\u0026rsquo;s something for all ages too, so it\u0026rsquo;s well worth strolling out to browse the many stalls if you\u0026rsquo;re in the area during one of its visits.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.4614,"LocationLongitude":-3.52529,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2014/01/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/torquay/continental-market-torquay","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2014/01/market.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Brixham Battery Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eClose to the beautiful Fishcombe Cove, Brixham Battery is one of the town\u0026rsquo;s most fascinating and historic family attractions. First used as a Battery in 1586, the site has played roles in several wars since and guided tours are conducted around the Battery Gardens throughout the year.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eAs well as its historical significance, Brixham Battery is a unique environmental site. With stunning panoramic views of the surrounding coastline, the area is one of the best vantage points in Brixham for those just happy to stop for awhile and look out to sea. A museum stands at the site where military memorabilia can be seen and visitors can learn the secrets of the battery\u0026rsquo;s past.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n","AtGlance":null,"Categories":[],"Inspirations":[],"HotPick":false,"LocationLatitude":50.401,"LocationLongitude":-3.52092,"MainImage":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_carousel/users/102/2013/07/canon.jpg/carousel.jpg","LogoImage":null,"Alias":"devon/brixham/brixham-battery-museum","MainImageSmall":"https://assets.bluechipholidays.co.uk/media/catalogs/public/downloads/preview/custom_1x1/users/102/2013/07/canon.jpg/carousel.jpg","Locations":[]},{"AdditionalImages":[],"Id":0,"Title":"Brixham Heritage Museum","Body":"\u003cp\u003eOne of the most established Brixham family attractions is the Brixham Heritage Museum. Step back in time and discover the history of Brixham, from its role as a fishing port, through to 19 Century ships and the costumes and tools of days gone by.\u003c/p\u003e\r\n\u003cp\u003eThe museum also plays host to regular events and operates educational visits for local schools, and it remains at the heart of Brixham\u0026rsquo;s community. 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