Historical Days Out - History and Heritage Days Out in Devon

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Buckland Abbey

Buckland Abbey

Step back in time and find out about adventures on the high seas, try on Tudor costumes or take part…

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Buckland Abbey
Torre Abbey Building

Torre Abbey

Established in 1196, Torre Abbey is a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument with beautiful…

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Torre Abbey

Exeter Cathedral

Exeter Cathedral is one of the oldest and most beautiful Cathedrals in England. Located in the centre of the city,…

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Exeter Cathedral

Morwellham Quay

Enjoy a fun filled family day out at Morwellham Quay, a Victorian village that comes a live, with hands on…

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Morwellham Quay

Castle Drogo

Castle Drogo is currently undergoing restoration work as the project to save it reaches a conclusion. From March when the…

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Castle Drogo
Deer Train at World of Country Life Exmouth Devon

World of Country Life

Devon’s multi-award-winning day out for the whole family! A world of family fun awaits whatever the weather! With an amazing…

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World of Country Life

If you’re someone who enjoys history and heritage days out in Devon then we’ve got lots to engage and enthral. Devon’s distinct identity has evolved from a history going back many millennia, plus a rich traditional culture which still lives and breathes through the sites and scenery found throughout the county today.

You can discover this rich history by exploring museums, historic houses, castles, caves and even mines – just read on to find out more.

History and heritage days out in Devon

Check out some of these fascinating buildings, locations and attractions …

  • Morwellham Quay, a Victorian village set around a copper mine, that comes to life with hands-on activities and interactive talks by costumed guides – see our blog
  • Exeter Cathedral, which dates from the early 12th century. See what remains of the Norman Cathedral, enjoy the beautiful Gothic building as it stands today, and marvel at this wonderful resource of art, craft, symbolism and architectural detail that is a jewel in the heritage crown of Devon
  • Torre Abbey, a museum of history and art housed in an Ancient Scheduled Monument established in 1196, with beautiful and award winning gardens
  • Killerton, a fine 18th-century house and great estate with a glorious landscape garden surrounded by parkland
  • Buckland Abbey, which has gone from peaceful Cistercian Abbey, through dissolution and restoration, to the fascinating house it is today
  • Canonteign Falls, where 90 original Victorian steps lead up through a Victorian fern garden to the top of the falls itself, where you’ll find breathtaking panoramic views

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