Brixham Pirate and Shanty Festival

The Brixham Pirate and Shanty Festival promises a full weekend of fun in South Devon for pirates and landlubbers alike. The festivities begin on Friday 30 April 2010 with a Pirates of the Caribbean themed night, including limbo dancing, fire breathing, food and music.

Saturday is Pirate Fun Day, with a whole range of activities for peg-legged participants of all ages. Try your hand at archery, art, knot-tying, or watch a range of events – including a live sea battle!

Sunday’s highlight is the Guiness World Record attempt for the largest gathering of pirates (and presumably the loudest “ARGGGGHH”) so make sure you dress appropriately. Following the attempt there will be more quizzes, live music and attractions than you can shake a metal hook at.

Monday brings the event to a close, beginning with a pirate market. Expect arts and crafts, and maybe even a few pirate videos (*chortle*). Throughout the day there will also be treasure hunts, sword dancing, re-enactments, competitions and live music.

For more info on the Brixham Pirate and Shanty Festival please click here to visit the event website.

If you fancy staying on dry land then we’ve selected a few great local holiday cottages that are a short hop away.

Click here to look at Torfrey, a Grade II listed holiday cottage in Brixham that sleeps 5 (no pets).

Click here to look at Upper Cottage, in the centre of Brixham (sleeps 5-6).

Click here to look at Windjammer, a terraced cottage close to the sea that sleeps 5-6.

Click here to look at Furze Cottage, a cosy decorative property in Brixham that sleeps 7-8.

Click here to look at Rosalie, a 160-year-old holiday cottage in Brixham that sleeps 6.

Click here to look at Mulberry Cottage, an 18th-century listed stone barn set in a tranquil conservation area on the edge of Churston Ferrers (sleeps 6-7).

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