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18 times Devon was prettier than a Christmas card

PUBLISHED: 11:16 31 October 2017 | UPDATED: 11:16 31 October 2017

Dartmoor (c) Kate Ewing, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Dartmoor (c) Kate Ewing, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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Devon is particularly stunning at this time of year and so we’ve picked out 18 stunning pictures that encapsulate the county during the festive period

1. Even Santa would probably park his sleigh up to take in this vista of late evening sun on Brentnor Church and the snowy hills surrounding it

Winter light

2. In fact we don’t think he’s going to get much done at all in Dartmoor with views like this at Little Mis

Little Mis Tor

3. Exeter Cathedral Green is buzzing during the festive period as it hosts one of Devon’s many Christmas markets

Exeter Cathedral and the Green

4. There are so many places for a beautiful winter walk - Watersmeet is just one of them

Bridge over the river Lyn

5. Sidmouth is just one of the many amazing coastal towns that are still gorgeous during winter

The coast at Sidmouth, Devon (Explored)

6. Dawlish looks beautifully intimidating as winter storms threatens to batter the coast

Sitting Out The Storm - Dawlish

7. You’re probably best off waiting for the weather to die down before going for a coastal walk near Burgh Island

Burgh Island

8. These ponies may well have one of the county’s best views for Christmas

Woolacombe in Winter

9. Although humans probably prefer the sight of a cosy pub during the Christmas break

Pilchard Inn

10. If there’s not too much snow, Haldon Forest is a lovely place for a woodland walk

Haldon Forest in Snow 1

11. Our towns and cities also love to show off at this time of year: here Barnstaple struts its stuff at dusk

Barnstaple at dusk

12. While the streets near Plymouth’s Barbican are draped in beautiful Christmas lights

Merry Xmas.

13. Yet Babbacombe Model Village might well just look better than them all!

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14. Real villages like Colvelly look pretty good as well

Hanging out in Clovelly

15. Dartmoor is just that much prettier when your happy hound gets in the picture

Ru and Bryn in the snow

16. In fact any Devon picture is better when there’s a dog involved

come and chase me!

17. This posing pony loves it in Dartmoor as well

Dartmoor pony

18. Wherever you are across Devon, there are so many reasons our county is the best for Christmas!

Devon Hills from Raddon

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