What's on, when it's on, in Devon
Along with its neighbor Cornwall, Devon seems to be the one region of the UK seemingly designed to appeal to tourists and holidaymakers.
Quite apart from the (ever so slightly) Mediterranean climate, Devon has some of Europes best coastline (for sheer variety) and a magnificent landscape of rolling farmland and fields, steep craggy hills, wild and awe-inspiring moorland as well as the obligatory white sandy beaches and waves made for surfing.
In addition it offers history buffs a wealth of sites from country houses and gardens to dramatic castles and from stately homes to ancient monuments.
Because the county has been inhabited since Paleolithic times there are numerous excavated sites worth visiting.
In addition there are stone circles dating back to Celtic times (when the area was known as Dumnonia) and the city of Exeter features a seemingly never-ending supply of reminders of its importance during the Roman occupation.
Towns such as Tavistock and Totnes are also packed with historical sites and there are buildings that have been there since before the Norman Conquest.
Also worth a visit are Buckland Abbey (home of Sir Francis Drake) and Buckfast Abbey where monks have been producing both stained glass and tonic wine for hundreds of years.
Of course most people head to Devon for the scenery, to visit the never ending supply of breathtaking views and vistas; from Devons section of Englands only natural UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jurassic Coast, to miles upon miles of rolling hills, upland forests and rugged stone as well as endless beautiful and rustic farmland.
Most exhilarating of all is Dartmoor National Park, covering 370 square miles and offering some of the most spectacular terrain in the UK if not Europe.
From wild moorland to wild ponies, this is a special and unspoiled place and somewhere everyone should visit at least once in their lives.
Days out and Attractions
Discover museums, art galleries, historic houses, castles, attractions, theme parks and much more in and around Devon to keep families entertained whatever the British weather.
Events in Devon
From world-class live music, festivals and exhibitions to shows, sports events and gigs, Devon has it all.
Use the list of event categories below to find events to suit your mood, as well as your pocket!
Britain's rudest place names
Are you proud of the name of your hometown or does it leave you a little red-faced? The rest of the world has place names that may cause raised eyebrows - such as the coastal town of Dildo in Canada - but Britain has a wealth of rude place names that often go unnoticed. Here's a roundup of ten of the most indecent place names to be found in Britain today.
Forthcoming Events Diary
|New Year BreakNew Year's Eve ~ Tuesday 31st December Arrive at your leisure and relax and unwind in your room, or stroll the hotel's grounds and beautiful countryside beyond, before getting ready for this evening's revelry. Begi…||31 Dec - 2 Jan 2014Buckland Tout Saints HotelKingsbridgeLifestyle|
|New Years EveSample a Champagne cocktail and canapes on arrival then be seated in one of our candlelit restaurants for a four or six course dinner with wines to match. Finish off with coffee and petit fours then dance the night away …||31 Dec 2013Buckland Tout SaintsKingsbridgeLifestyle|
|James ArthurAfter winning X Factor 2012, James went on to score the biggest selling X Factor single of all time with the BRIT Award nominated ‘Impossible’ and has recorded a stunning debut record writing and collaborating with s…||17 Jan 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthMiscellaneous|
|Paul CarrackEnglish singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist 'Paul Carrack' has seen major music success as a band member and solo performer since the 1970s. Playing with 'Ace', 'Roxy Music' 'Squeeze', 'Mike and the Mechanics' he…||22 Jan 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthMiscellaneous|
|Craft4CraftersCraft4Crafters is mass of crafting delights, fantastic features, leading traders, displays, talks and workshops awaits you when you walk through the show doors in January. You will be able to meet leading crafting exp…||30 Jan - 1 Feb 2014Westpoint ArenaExeterArts / Craft|
|The Lion KingThe musical The Lion King brings to life the story of young Simba's challenge to fulfil his destiny as king of the lions and defeat his tyrannical uncle in the process. The show features the enchanting musical score f…||31 Jan 2014Theatre Royal PlymouthPlymouthTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Tom OdellTom Odell appears live in Plymouth, Devon at Plymouth Pavilions on Friday, 07 February 2014. For ticket prices to watch Tom Odell at Plymouth Pavilions, see the list of tickets available for Tom Odell.…||7 Feb 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthMiscellaneous|
|Rizzle KicksRizzle Kicks are a hip-hop duo from Southend in London. The duo consists of Jordan 'Rizzle' Stephens and Harley 'Sylvester' Alexander-Sule . They released their debut album 'Stereo Typical' on 31 October 2011. Rizzle Kic…||25 Feb 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthMiscellaneous|
|BastilleBastille. You have to love a band that's name's a album Laura Palmer off the lead character from Twin Peaks, don't you? Beyond great taste in film credit Bastille's founder and singer / songwriter Dan…||3 Mar 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthMiscellaneous|
|Miranda HartMiranda Hart at Plymouth Pavilions live (Comedy) on Tuesday, 04 March 2014 in Plymouth, Devon. To compare ticket prices for the Miranda Hart event at Plymouth Pavilions, see the list of ticket companies.…||4 Mar 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthTheatre & Performing Arts|
|Russell BrandMessiah Complex is a mental disorder where the sufferer thinks they might be the messiah. Did Jesus have it? What about Che Guevara, Gandhi, Malcolm X and Hitler? All these men have shaped our lives and influenced the w…||8 Mar 2014Plymouth PavilionsPlymouthMiscellaneous|
|The AnswerThe Answer appears live in Exeter, Devon at Exeter Phoenix on Wednesday, 12 March 2014. For ticket prices to watch The Answer at Exeter Phoenix, see the list of tickets available for The Answer.…||12 Mar 2014Exeter PhoenixExeterMiscellaneous|