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A view of Conwy town, Conway


in the county of Gwynedd

Pictures of Lustleigh

a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

About Lustleigh

Rather special, in a favoured position close to the clear waters of the River Bovey, is the lovely old village of Lustleigh. This picturesque place has a long history, it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Of special note is the 13th-century Parish church, built of local granite, the church has a huge clock tower sweeping high above the thickly thatched cottages of the village. The cottages, like the church, are strongly built of Dartmoor granite as if to defy the icy winds that blast the moors in the depths of wintertime.

The sheer beauty of this area attracts many visitors. This is good walking country and Lustleigh Cleeve is particularly attractive. In the wooded areas there is a wealth of rare wildlife to be discovered and enjoyed.

Of interest in the village is the old village inn which dates from the 15th-century and after a long day's treck, the inn provides a haven for tired but happy walkers!

Lustleigh is close to the larger town of Bovey Tracy and nearby attractions include Becky Falls and Hound Tor Medieval Village.

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On the edge of Dartmoor

Drewsteignton (43 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction NW of Lustleigh)

This attractive village is one of the most beautifully laid out of all Devon villages with pretty cottages set around a fine village square...

Postbridge, Dartmoor in Devon

Postbridge (19 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(8.4 miles, 13.4 km, direction W of Lustleigh)

Postbridge is a tiny hamlet, yet this richly wooded area, at the heart of the moor has become a natural starting point for the thousands of visitors who annually come to explore the splendour and wonders of the moor...

Dartmeet in Autumn

Dartmeet (14 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(8.7 miles, 14.0 km, direction SW of Lustleigh)

A popular tourist and beauty spot on Dartmoor. It is the meeting point of the two major tributaries of the River Dart: the East Dart and West Dart...

Cantonteign Falls

Exeter (236 Pictures) a Historic City in the county of Devon

(10.7 miles, 17.2 km, direction NE of Lustleigh)

Exeter is a bustling city in the heart of the county of Devon. It's mix of modern and functional with old and cultural makes for an interesting place to live, and to visit...

Dawlish Warren Railway, Devon 1969

Dawlish (102 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Devon

(11.4 miles, 18.4 km, direction E of Lustleigh)

Dawlish is an attractive holiday resort on the Devon coast, it lies between the picturesque estuaries of both the River Exe and the River Teign...

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Becky Falls, Bovey Tracey, Dartmoor

Becky Falls (14 Pictures)

(1.9 miles, 3.0 km, direction W)

Becky Falls is a romantic beauty spot hidden in the countryside close to the old town of Bovey Tracey. The spot is noted for its.....

Road in Dartmoor, Hound Tor, Dartmoor, County Devon, England

Hound Tor Medieval Village (1 Pictures)

(3.0 miles, 4.9 km, direction SW)


Kitty Jay's Grave, near Widecombe on the moor, Devon

Jay's Grave (1 Pictures)

(3.4 miles, 5.5 km, direction W)

As English legends go, that of Jay's Grave is a very sad and lonely one. The ancient Dartmoor legend of Jay's Grave is about a.....

One of the huts at the Bronze-Age village of Grimspound, on Dartmoor

Grimspound (4 Pictures)

(5.2 miles, 8.4 km, direction W)

Dartmoor often makes its visitors uneasy with haunting tales of terror as immortalised in the stories of Conan Doyle, and this.....

Castle Drogo, Near Exeter, Devon

Castle Drogo (22 Pictures)

(6.8 miles, 11.0 km, direction NW)

Fortune rarely smiles on people the way it did on Sir Julius Drewe. In 1899 at the age of 33 he was able to retire from the.....

Spinster's Rock, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, County Devon, England

Spinster's Rock (1 Pictures)

(7.8 miles, 12.6 km, direction NW)


Fernworthy Stone Circle, near Chagford, Devon

Fernworthy Stone Circle (1 Pictures)

(8.3 miles, 13.3 km, direction W)

Fernworthy Stone Circles are set against the majestic backdrop of some of Dartmoor's highest peaks, in a beautiful forest spot.....

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