The history behind Westward Ho!

There’s much more to this vibrant seaside village than you could imagine. It did all start with it’s name. After all, it is only the place in Britain to have an exclamation mark in its title. It greatly benefited from the Victorian Era, where the Victorians were keen to promote the health benefits of the sea, and thus increasingly the popularity of holidays by the sea. However, the coast and countryside surrounding Westward Ho! is also some of North Devon’s finest, where ancient villages, rolling hills, towering cliffs and secret covers are waiting to be discovered. And not forgetting, founded in 1864, it is home to the UK’s oldest links course. Royal North Devon Golf Club is also set just a mile outside the village and is well-regarded for challenging even the best of players.

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