Why Devon?

Dartmoor

Devon is a diverse and stunning region that is home to areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, a UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, a UNESCO Geopark, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and two National Parks.

Dartmoor is one of the largest and most famous of Britain's National Parks and is roughly 368 square miles. You can explore the land on foot or two wheels without seeing another person for miles. For those who are keen cyclists you should follow the Drake's trail.


The English Riviera

The English Riviera is South Devon's breathtaking bay and it even has its own UNESCO-stamped Geopark where visitors can learn about the the unique ecosystem and try out canoeing, catching and cooking their own dinner. It is home to Torquay, Babbacombe, Paignton and Brixham. Torquay has a rich maritime history and there are plenty of events and attractions to see including the Regatta.


The Heart of Devon

Devon is a diverse and exciting region and home to Devon and Plymouth. If you're with the family Plymouth is a great place to spend your holiday and is seen by many as the culture centre of Devon. There's plenty of attractions to see such as art, music and theatre and of course the beach!

Exeter itself is a charming place and remnants of its Roman past can be seen throughout the city. With a whole host of boutiques, independent shops and a larger stores, Exeter is a great place to shop and buy local products. But if you're not a fan of retail therapy don't worry, Exeter is only 25 minutes away the beach in Exmouth.


South Devon

South Devon is home to Plymouth, Exeter, Teignbridge, South Hams and Torbay. There's so much to do as there is both the magnificent coastline and countryside to explore. If you're a fan of water sports, there is plenty of places to try it out, and for those who have come to see Devon on foot or by cycle there are so many trails to follow. South Devon is a quirky and quaint place to visit and there's not just the incredible countryside to see. There are so many galleries, exhibitions, music festivals on offer you won't get bored.


Things to Do

Devon offers visitors an array of things to do and see from ancient ruins, to the dramatic coastline and countryside. With national parks, beaches and vibrant towns, there's is something for everyone in Devon. If you're with your family or by yourself you're sure to have a great time. If you're adrenaline junkie a visit to Devon will certainly not leave you disappointed as you can try climbing, canoeing, Coasteering, white water rafting and sailing in one of the best places in the country for watersports.

If you're not sure what to see or do on your visit to Devon, take a look at the official website of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions which provides visitors with information on over 40 of Devon's top attractions and days out for groups of all ages.

If you are with the family there's so much to do, the kid's definitely won't get bored. With a whole host of attractions from theme parks, museums, zoos and farms, there's something for all the family. For those interested in history, you can visit Devon's historic houses and gardens and get a taste of the lives of Devon's past rich and famous inhabitants.


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The Crown Hotel

Lynton, Devon

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The Queens Head Hotel

Tavistock, Devon

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The Poltimore Inn

North Molton, Devon

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The Globe

Topsham, Devon

The Globe is a 16th Century Inn based in the pretty town of Topsham. Contemporary design combined with...

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The White Hart Hotel

Okehampton, Devon

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The Rose & Crown

Plymouth, Devon

Set in Yealmpton, a beautiful Devon village nestled inside the South Hams, the Rose & Crown is a fantastic...

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The Globe Inn

Chagford, Devon

Welcome to The Globe Inn, situated in the centre of Chagford, overlooking the ancient parish church of St...

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The Buccaneer Inn

Torquay, Devon

Welcome to the Buccaneer Inn, located in beautiful Babbacombe, Torquay boasting two fantasti en-suite rooms.

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The Masons Arms

Branscombe, Devon

Nestled in the heart of Branscombe, one of Britain's most picturesque villages, is the award winning 14th...

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The Swan

Bampton, Devon

Set in the charming historic town of Bampton, The Swan offers traditional pub food, fine wines, real ales,...

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