TOP 4 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT DEVON

TOP 4 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT DEVON

Devon is one of the most beautiful places in the world and we are so lucky to have 3 holiday parks in this county. Here is a few fun facts for you to know when you are on your Devon holidays. 

TOP 4 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT DEVON

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TOP 4 FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT DEVON

Devon invented the Cornish Pasty

Most people think the clue is in the name but our Cornish cousins did not invent the Cornish Pasty. The earliest recorded pasty recipe dates back over 500 years ago in a Devon book! 

Devon has the only town with an exclamation mark! 

Westward Ho! is the only place with an exclamation mark in its name. The village in North Devon was named after the Charles Kingsley novel, which means it is the only place to ever been named after a work of fiction. 

Devon invented the Jack Russell 

The first Jack Russell Terrier was made by Reverend John Russell who was born in Dartmouth and went to school in Plympton. He bought a dog named Trump who had stumpy legs, large ears and was brilliant at digging around. 

Devon has the only 16 sided house in the country 

The only 16 sided house in the country is La Ronde in East Devon. The house was built for two spinsters after they returned from a tour of Europe. The decor is extraordinary including  a feather frieze and a shell-encrusted gallery containing nearly 25,000 shells.