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Friday - Light Cloud
Maximum: 16C, Minimum: 12C
Wind: 12mph South South Westerly, Visibility: Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:44 BST, Sunset: 18:13 BST
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Saturday - Heavy Rain Shower
Maximum: 14C, Minimum: 9C
Wind: 28mph South Westerly, Visibility: Excellent, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:46 BST, Sunset: 18:11 BST
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Sunday - Sunny Intervals
Maximum: 13C, Minimum: 11C
Wind: 20mph West North Westerly, Visibility: Very Good, Pollution: Low, Sunrise: 07:47 BST, Sunset: 18:09 BST
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Brixham is a small fishing town and civil parish in the county of Devon, in the south-west of England. Brixham is at the southern end of Torbay, across the bay from Torquay, and is a fishing port. Fishing and tourism are its major industries. At the time of the 2001 census it had a population of 17,457. The town is hilly, and built around the harbour which remains in use as a dock for fishing trawlers. It has a focal tourist attraction in the replica of Sir Francis Drake's ship the Golden Hind that is permanently moored there.
In summer the Cowtown carnival is held, a reminder of when Brixham was two separate communities with only a marshy lane to connect them. Cowtown was the area on top of the hill where the farmers lived, while a mile away in the harbour was Fishtown, where the seamen lived. Cowtown, the St Mary's Square area, is on the road leaving Brixham to the south west, in the direction of Kingswear, upon which stands a church built on the site of a Saxon original. The local Royal British Legion club is also here. The main summer attraction in Cowtown is the Hap'nin in St. Mary's Park, an annual music event, with local bands, that takes place in mid July.
In the Middle Ages, Brixham was the largest fishing port in the south west of England. Known as the 'Mother of Deep-Sea Fisheries', its boats helped to establish the fishing industries of Hull, Grimsby and Lowestoft. In the 1890s, there were about 300 trawling vessels in Brixham, most individually owned. The trawlers can still be seen coming in and out of the harbour, followed by flocks of seagulls. The fish market is open to the public on two special days in the summer, when the finer points of catching and cooking fish are explained. The modern boats are diesel-driven, but several of the old sailing trawlers have been preserved.
Comments (1)
11/06/2016 @ 2:56 pm
Alex and Sue Mansfield
The Berry Head Hotel is a fabulous hotel with outstanding views. We were lucky as the weather was fantastic, but this place is beautiful in any weather
Thanks for a fantastic break
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Business Reviews (2)
23/03/2017 @ 10:49 am
Berry Head Hotel by Andrea and Chris
My parents didnt want to stay on our boat (Too small) and we found the Berry Head Hotel on harbourguides. It said recommended by the crew. Well we can all add to the recommendation. absolute bliss. Even me and Chris didnt want to return to the boat.
From Mum and Dad a massive thank you.
11/06/2016 @ 2:54 pm
Berry Head Hotel by Alex and Sue Mansfield
Fabulous hotel with outstanding views. We were lucky as the weather was fantastic, but this place is beautiful in any weather
Thanks for a fantastic break
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