North Devon’s towns and villages share their names with places all over the world, but what do they look like? We had a little look...
Not only does Barnstaple share a name with this county and city in Massachusetts, it was the inspiration for its names.
The county consists of picturesque places such as Cape Cod, and the city of Barnstable – which is twinned with the North Devon town – has an estimated population of nearly 45,000.
The city of Biddeford is in York County, Maine, and has an estimated population of more than 21,000. It’s also home to the University of New England.
A former gold rush camp in the late 19th century, Lundy in Mono County, California is now defunct.
However, the nearby Lundy Lake and Lundy Canyon offer two beautiful attractions in the Eastern Sierras.
Northam, Western Australia
A town in Western Australia, Northam is situated where the Avon and Mortlock Rivers meet and has an estimated population of 6,500.
Founded in 1833, it is the largest inland town in the state not founded on mining. Temperatures in Northam average around 34 Celsius in January, dropping to around 17 Celsius in July.
A small town in Central West Queensland, Ilfracombe is home to just 348 people. Its main industry is sheep rearing – in 1886, more than 43,000 sheep were reported to have been moved through the town by 27 horsemen.