BRAUNTON

OUR  RAILWAY NOW USED AS A CYCLE AND HIKING PATH - A LEISURLY ROUTE TO BARNSTAPLE AND BEYOND

THE OLD BARNSTAPLE TO ILFRACOMBE RAILWAY

THE LARGEST VILLAGE IN ENGLAND WITH A WIDE SELECTION OF EXCELLENT SHOPS, RESTAURANTS AND INNS

WHY STRUGGLE IN THE BIG TOWNS WHEN YOU CAN PARK AND SHOP IN COMFORT
LOCATED IN THE BEAUTIFUL DEVON COUNTRYSIDE BETWEEN BARNSTAPLE AND ILFRACOMBE AN INTERESTING AND UNUSUAL VILLAGE - MORE LIKE A SMALL TOWN.
WELL WORTH STOPPING OFF AS YOU TOUR THE AREA. BRAUNTON BURROWS ARE IDEAL FOR THAT PICNIC AND FOR THOSE LIKEING TO STRETCH THEIR LEGS THE TARKA TRAIL IS CLOSE AT HAND, RUNNING ALONGSIDE THE RIVER

 

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The Elliott Gallery houses a dramatic exhibition of paintings, sculpture and craft work. We have one of the largest collections in North Devon. We hope you will enjoy the spectacular paintings we have on display: from local landscapes to more abstract and imaginative works.

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Braunton Council Offices - Chaloners Road
Braunton - Devon - EX33 2ES

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Braunton
The Firs is situated in the village of Braunton which is only a short distance from seemingly endless stretches of sandy beaches with extraordinary dune systems making North Devon’s golden coastline one of the finest in the world. With Saunton, Croyde, Woolacombe and Putsborough on your doorstep you will be spoilt for choice.
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An ideal touring centre for the West Country, nestling amidst North Devon's rolling countryside yet very close to the sea
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Braunton
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    3 Star Rated Hotel
Braunton
Set within the landscape of Braunton Burrows nature reserve, these traditionally furnished cottages enjoy leisure facilities that include an indoor heated swimming pool and games room. The cottages are set amongst mature trees within 12-acre grounds where paths lead to the lake, which is stocked to challenge the most ambitious coarse fisherman. Children can find adventure amongst the trees, and play areas thus making Willowfield Lake ideal for family holidays.

braunton - south street laundry

CLICK HERE FOR STREET VIEW OF THE LAUNDERETTES LOCATION

WE ALSO OPERATE LAUNDROMATS IN NEWPORT BARNSTAPLE AND A FULL SERVICE/SELFSERVICE ONE IN BEAR STREET BARNSTAPLE
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THESE CLICK HERE

The Museum of British Surfing will be established in Braunton

Written by Editor at SurferToday.com   Tuesday, 28 July 2009 10:10

The Museum of British Surfing

Plans to open the first full time surfing museum in Europe have taken a major step forward. North Devon District Council has approved planning permission for the Museum of British Surfing to be established in Braunton.

"I'm delighted the council has given us their blessing," said founder Peter Robinson, "6 years of hard work have finally paid off and we stand a real chance of opening in 2010"

The surf museum is working with North Devon Plus to get the core funding in place to fit out the building as a 21st century event-based visitor attraction at the old Saltrock factory outlet building on the Vellator Industrial Estate.

"Money is obviously tight everywhere, but already several companies and individuals have already offered their help. It's important the surfing community gets behind us now to help create an exciting and fun venue we can all be proud of" said Peter,"we're looking for investors and founding partners - no amount is too small - but we urgently need to raise the money for the charity to complete the project."

As a taster of things to come, the museum's traveling exhibition 'an art history of British surfing' will be opening in Braunton later in August to help raise funds and increase the project's profile - more than 13,000 people saw the display while it was in Thurso, Scotland, over the last 3 months. Details will be published on the museum's web site in the near future.

"The support of North Devon Plus and the local district and parish councils has been vital in getting the surf museum this far, and this has been backed up by promises of support from surfing brands and surfers working in other businesses offering their skills," said Peter.

Almost 200,000 people have visited the museum's traveling surf history exhibitions over the past 6 years.

British surfing history can be traced back to the time of Captain James Cook when some of his crew tried the Hawaiians' surfboards in 1779, and first recorded instances of surfing on English beaches date back to the 1800s.

The Museum of British Surfing is a charity established to run the project and includes Surfers Against Sewage founder Chris Hines MBE on its board of trustees.

The hunt is now on to find funding and founding partners to help us design the interior and fit out the 6,000 square foot building to make it really special - if you can help please get in touch.

Do have experience of fund raising and grant applications?
Are you a surfer with museums experience?
Have you got experience of applying to become, or running, a charity?
Do you work in the building trade?
Can you or your company sponsor us by donating services, skills, materials or financially?
Have you got knowledge of planning rules or design skills?
Can you help us go green by supplying and installing solar and wind power?

It has been a long struggle to get this far - six years of hard work - but we have a window of opportunity to get up and running in 2009 or early 2010 and create a truly special visitor attraction that we can all be proud of.


SOURCE: Museum of British Surfing

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