Travel Bug’s 3 Fascinating Facts About Buckfast (the town…not the drink)

‘TTB has been holidaying in the south of England; spending time in and around the beautiful Devonshire coast.  While he was there, he asked his humans if they would take him to Buckfast so he could get drunk check out the Abbey…’

While exploring Buckfast, these are some of the fascinating facts he picked up…

Buckfast Wine

Buckfastleigh is a small market town in Devon, England and is perhaps most famous for the fortified wine which is produced at the local Abbey.

Buckfast is sold throughout the UK and is particularly popular in the Travel Bug’s home nation of Scotland.  Neither him nor his Scottish Mum has any idea why.

Travel Bug and his Mum also don’t know why deep fried Mars bars are popular in Scotland, but they just are.

Longest Name

Buckfastleigh is the longest town name in the United Kingdom to have no repeated letters!

Unfortunately, TTB can’t say the same about his new home town of Dyffryn.  He lives in Wales and if you don’t live in a town with repeated letters, you’re clearly not living your best life.

The Hounds of the Baskervilles

Brook House, to the west of town, carries the legend of the death of the Lord Manor, Richard Cabell.  On the night of Cabell’s death, it was reported that large fire eating dogs were seen galloping across nearby Dartmoor.

This is where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took the inspiration for his famous Sherlock Holmes novel, ‘The Hounds of The Baskervilles’.

TTB loves dogs, but he’d rather not be visited by any that breathe fire. His human Mum used to have a little dog called Jake and he never breathed any fire. This is mainly because he spent most of his time snoozing.

Do you have any fascinating facts about Buckfast to share with The Travel Bug?


Adios y hasta pronto mi amigas y amigos!


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Hi, I'm Suz. I love travelling (obvs..), dogs, shoes and wine, although not necessarily in that order. I'm originally from Scotland, but now live in Snowdonia in North Wales with my husband and a seriously large shoe collection.

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