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Tour of Devon and Wiltshire


Devon is among the English regions that were initially inhabited following the glacier era. It is believed that the original inhabitants of Dartmoor were primitive cavemen millennia ago. Rome’s armies occupied the region for nearly a quarter of a millennium. The territory which was taken in completely by Wessex originated as wilderness land between Brythonic Dumnonia and Anglo-Saxon Wessex.

Historically, Devon has been the seat of a whole lot of civil unrest in England such as the Norman Conquest, War of the Roses, Perkin Warbeck’s Rising in 1497, The Prayer Book rebellon of 1549 and the English Civil war, to name a few. In Brixham in the mid 17th century, the advent of William of Orange started the memorable war. Devon is a producer of tin,copper and other metals from ancient times, its miners enjoyed a lot of independence through Devon’s Stannary Parliament from 12th century, the last recorded sitting of this parliament was in 1748.

Wiltshire, which has a nickname of ‘The gateway to the West’, is both beautiful and quite diverse. Wiltshire has almost 430 thousand residents, and is considered an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, it’s the right place to relax no matter the season.

To enjoy the real flavor of country life,walk the White Horse trail,see our eight white horses carved into the hillside,meander along the towpath of the Kennet and Avon Canal, leisurely wander through our market towns or admire the beauty of our gardens. Local pickup eBay auctions in the Devon and Wiltshire area Devon Auctions and Wiltshire Auctions

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