Muddy says: A historic 14th century castle with a modern indie vibe. The home to Let's Rock Exeter and Radio One's Big Weekend in 2016, with centuries of stories behind it and an exciting future as a cultural hub ahead.
Muddy says: cute, furry, totally affectionate animals? Check. Cracking countryside location with views out to the Jurassic Coast? Check. Loads to do, plus a cafe worthy of a visit alone? Checkity check-check. Of course we're totally smitten by The Donkey Sanctuary in Sidmouth!
Muddy says: Fitness, fun and a body to kill for? If you haven't discovered this spanky new bouldering facility in Plymouth then what *are* you waiting for? Psst. the cafe's cool, too!
Muddy says: Light, bright and oh so pretty! This gorgeous, multi-award winning gift shop in the centre of Exeter absolutely nails affordable gifts for every species of the human race. We've a lot of love for Hyde + Seek (can't say my bank balance feels the same, though...)
Muddy says: Huzzah! All the very best of British design in one very-easy-to-browse place. This should be your go-to website for gorgeous gifts, for birthdays, weddings, christenings...anything, really! An online store that celebrates Britain's indie makers? Of *course* we're totally in love with Silk & Slate.