Places in Devon to Visit - Devon's Top Attractions

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Visit Devon and you’ll want to stay forever. This a stunning county of great contrasts, with two beautiful coastlines, two National Parks and five official Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. There’s so much to visit and do, too: family attractions, historic buildings, award-winning places to eat, thrilling outdoor activities, and exciting events happening all year round.

For more information please visit https://www.visitdevon.co.uk/

South Hams

Consisting of towns and villages such as Dartmouth, Salcombe and Totnes, the South Hams is an area of unquestionable natural beauty and benefits from having the mildest climates in mainland Britain, with 60 miles of coastline and covering 130 square miles.

For more information please visit South Devon’s Area Tourism Partnership’s website; www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk

Attractions in the South Hams 

Plymouth

Built between the mouths of the rivers Plym to the east and Tamar to the west eventually joining up at Plymouth Sound, Plymouth spans 31 square miles. The city is easily accessible via road, the A38 from the M5, ferry; Brittany Ferries from France and rail into Plymouth railway station. The Hoe and Barbican provide one with a very enjoyable day out.

For more information please visit www.visitplymouth.co.uk

Attractions in Plymouth 

Exeter

Known as the city on the River Exe, appropriately 38 miles from Plymouth. Exeter is home to its own Cathedral and museum, alongside its abundant array of shops, restaurants and bar’s there is something for everyone.

For more information please visit www.visitexeter.com

Attractions in Exeter 

West Devon

The largest district in Devon, with Dartmoor National Park making up 45% of the area. Okehampton, Tavistock and the Tamar Valley worth a definite visit.

Attractions in West Devon 

Mid Devon

Lying between Dartmoor, Exmouth and the Blackdown Hills, mid Devon is easily reached from either the north or south coast within a hours drive. The larger towns in this area are Tiverton and Cullompton.

Attractions in Mid Devon

North Devon

North Devon home to Exmoor National Park, twinned with market towns and quiet villages and hills as far as the eye can see with sandy beaches makes North Devon a wonderful place to visit. Croyde perfect for those wanting to catch a wave, Ilfracombe and Barnstaple for those who want to shop and Lundy Island for those wanting a short boat trip.

For more information please visit North Devon’s Area Tourism Partnership’s website www.northdevon.com

Attractions in North Devon

Torbay

Better known as the English Riviera with 22 miles of coastline, consisting of sandy beaches, private rocky coves and picture perfect harbours. Torquay, Paignton and Brixham are the three towns which make up the Riviera.

For more information see www.englishriviera.co.uk

Attractions in Torbay 

East Devon

Enjoy the outstanding views from the South West Coastal Path or simply relax on one of the coasts beaches, within easy reach of Sidmouth, Exmouth and Seaton.

For more information visit www.visitsouthdevon.co.uk

Attractions in East Devon

Dartmoor

368 square miles of extraordinarily beautiful, natural landscape, steeped in history with towering granite tors, rolling hills and secret wooded valleys – Dartmoor has something for everyone. Herds of wild ponies roaming free, endless stunning scenery to enjoy on foot, by car, bike or horseback, with gorgeous pubs, tea rooms and hotels serving delicious home-made, locally produced food & drink.

For more information visit Dartmoor’s Area Tourism Partner’s website at www.visitdartmoor.co.uk

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Top things to do in Devon

Exeter Cathedral

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Exeter Cathedral

Miniature Pony Centre

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Miniature Pony Centre
Railway travelling on track

South Devon Railway

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South Devon Railway

The Milky Way Adventure Park

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The Milky Way Adventure Park
Blackpool Sands Beach Devon's Top Attractions

Blackpool Sands

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Blackpool Sands
Clovelly's famous donkeys

Clovelly Village

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Clovelly Village

Seaton Tramway

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Seaton Tramway

Knightshayes

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Knightshayes