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The town square in Clun, South Shropshire


in the county of Shropshire

Pictures of Mariansleigh

in the county of Devon

About Mariansleigh

This charming tiny village is set in lovely rural mid-Devonshire countryside within a short distance from the meandering River Mole in the beautiful Mole Valley, and the picturesque Crooked Oak stream.

This is a spacious country region, not much hassle from traffic - in the lanes it is more likely to be horses that you meet! Most of the landscape is given over to agricultural use, with a predominance of farms in the area.

Apart from the prettiness of the village, it is perhaps best known for its ancient church dedicated to St.Mary. The church has a short stubby tower and a tiny porch, it is surrounded by a grassed churchyard where visitors can see graves from several centuries. The village has little in the way of facilities, but both a pub and shop can be found at near-by Bishop's Nympton.

This idyllic place is ideally suited to those seeking solitude and an "away from it all" atmosphere. There are lovely walks across the rolling countryside, rivers to fish, lovely old market town's to discover and a host of little villages where like as not you will venture upon a quaint tea-room serving scrumptious "Devon Cream-teas". For those wishing to venture a little further there are the delights of the Exmoor National Park, and the magnificent Exmoor coast.

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Village of Zeal Monachorum in Devon

Zeal Monachorum (4 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(11.5 miles, 18.4 km, direction S of Mariansleigh)

Set amid the rolling agricultural heartland of Devon, Zeal Monachorum is the very epitome of the perfect, tranquil Devonian village...

A packhorse bridge in the village of Winsford on Exmoor National Park, Somerset.

Winsford (3 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Somerset

(12.9 miles, 20.7 km, direction NE of Mariansleigh)

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Instow (20 Pictures) in the county of Devon

(17.5 miles, 28.2 km, direction W of Mariansleigh)

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Porlock Weir, Porlock, Somerset

Porlock (52 Pictures) a Seaside Town in the county of Somerset

(17.8 miles, 28.6 km, direction NE of Mariansleigh)

Once, long before the 11th-century when the sea receded the village of Porlock was a Port....

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Combe Martin (76 Pictures) a Picturesque Village in the county of Devon

(18.1 miles, 29.1 km, direction NW of Mariansleigh)


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Tarr Steps, Dulverton, Somerset, dating from 1000 BC

Tarr Steps (9 Pictures)

(10.0 miles, 16.2 km, direction NE)

A Prehistoric bridge dating from 1000 BC. The bridge crosses the river Barle with some of its stones weighing 5 tonnes, and said.....

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Exmoor National Park (107 Pictures)

(12.5 miles, 20.2 km, direction NE)

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(15.3 miles, 24.7 km, direction W)


Watersmeet near Lynmouth, North Devon

Watersmeet (36 Pictures)

(16.9 miles, 27.1 km, direction N)

This is a delightful fishing lodge from 1823 located at the picturesque spot in the East Lyn Valley where the waters of the River.....

Valley of rocks near Lynton, Devon

The Valley of Rocks (22 Pictures)

(17.4 miles, 27.9 km, direction N)


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

Spinster's Rock (1 Pictures)

(19.5 miles, 31.4 km, direction S)


Castle Drogo, Near Exeter, Devon

Castle Drogo (22 Pictures)

(19.6 miles, 31.6 km, direction S)

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