FOLLY GOOD SHOW

Devon Life - - Tavistock -

Canon­teign Falls is a mag­nif­i­cent ex­am­ple of a Vic­to­rian folly set in a mag­i­cal nat­u­ral par­adise and home to Eng­land’s high­est man­made wa­ter­fall which de­scends for over 70m through an­cient ferns and moss cov­ered rocks fi­nally open­ing out to lakes and mead­ows. There are seven lakes, in­clud­ing the Lily Lake and Swan Lake, and the Fern Gar­den has been re­stored to its for­mer glory with many species the Vic­to­ri­ans would have recog­nised.

There’s a Se­cret Gar­den dom­i­nated by a mas­sive Scots Pine and a bridge at Devil’s Leap with spec­tac­u­lar views.

Art is scat­tered through­out the gar­dens – look out for wire fairies, wil­low herons, deer and hares and the large T Rex. Canon­teign Falls is a pop­u­lar spot for artists and pho­tog­ra­phers.

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