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5 things to do in Devon this weekend

PUBLISHED: 12:56 19 February 2018 | UPDATED: 12:56 19 February 2018

Buckland Abbey (c) Lee Morgan, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Buckland Abbey (c) Lee Morgan, Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

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The weekend is fast approaching and for those still deciding how to spend their Friday through to Sunday, we pick 5 of the best ways to spend your weekend in Devon

Spring Walk with a Ranger at National Trust Greenway – February 23

Take a guided tour around the grounds of Agatha Christie’s former holiday home to learn about the crucial conservation efforts that maintain the 1950s atmosphere of this iconic location. The gardens are made up of romantic woodland, walled areas and allotments while the boathouse – scene of the crime in ‘Dead Man’s Folly’ – is a must-see.

The event is free but normal admission charges to the location apply.

Evening of Mediumship with Nikki Kitt at Moorhayes Community Centre in Tiverton – February 24

Join psychic medium Nikki Kitt for this leg of her tour as she attempts to get in touch with spirits in the afterlife. Kitt promises to deliver messages from lost loved ones to members of the audience with incredible accuracy and detail regarding personal information.

Tickets are £10 and can be purchased through her site.

Buckland Abbey Sunday Roast – February 25

After walking the grounds of this National Trust abbey and having discovered its rich history and spectacular scenery, head into the Ox Yard Restaurant for this most traditional of British dishes. The trails around this 700-year-old location are full of breathtaking colour but be sure to check that each route is open at this time of year.

Roasts are served between 12pm and 2pm and cost £9.95. They sell out fast so an early sitting is recommended.

Exeter Chiefs vs Northampton Saints at Sandy Park – February 24

The reigning Aviva Premiership champions have lost their last three league fixtures and will be looking to reverse that form at home to 10th place Northampton. The Chiefs lost top spot last week after losing away to Wasps while the Saints beat bottom side London Irish to give them a chance of reaching the playoffs, producing the conditions for a hard-fought fixture this Saturday.

Tickets start at £10 and the match gets going at 2pm.

Devon National Raceday at Exeter Racecourse – February 23

Devon will be crowning its very own jump racing hero in the annual running of the Devon National Handicap Steeple Chase. The 3m 6 ½ furlong race is now worth over £25,000 to the winning horse so get studying the form now to ensure you’re prepared for it and the six other races.

Tickets start at £5 if purchasing for a group of 10 or more. The first race begins at 2pm.

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