Why do so many Germans go to Postbridge?

The car park at Postbridge appears to attract a lot of German cars and coaches and for a long time I had wondered why. Now I know! Apparently in Germany Sunday night is Rosamunde Pilcher night. She is a British author who is very popular in Germany and as a result many of her books have been filmed and serialised. Sunday night is when the programmes are broadcast. The Postbridge clapper bridge apparently is one of the locations for filming – thus its popularity with German tourists! It is not only Dartmoor that sees this phenomenon – it also happens in Cornwall – see here for more details.

Clapper 1The famous clapper bridge

Clapper 3It may have been built as early as 1300

Clapper 2A very popular tourist spot close to a big car park – I bet you have stood on the bridge and had your picture taken!

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