‘Travel Bug has been holidaying in the south of England, so he floated off to uncover some fascinating facts about Buckfastleigh 

While exploring Buckfastleigh, 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 he 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 hometown 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 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 Buckfastleigh to share with The Travel Bug?


Adios y hasta pronto mi amigas y amigos!