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  • I AM NOT A ROBOT

    I AM NOT A ROBOT

    Plymouth

    An Interactive Art installation designed and made by children and young people in Plymouth City Councils foster system. All with the support of local …more

  • Legends of the West End

    Legends of the West End

    Torquay

    Dim the lights, cue the music, & raise the curtainand lose yourself in the phenomenon that is a West End Musical!With extracts from more than twe…more

  • Bel Canto concert

    Bel Canto concert

    Exmouth

    Bel Canto Concert seriesSaturday 23rd September, 7pm. Doors open at 6.30pmGlenorchy United Reformed ChurchExeter Rd, Exmouth, EX8 1PLTickets&p…more

  • Los Endos

    Los Endos

    Torquay

    Seconds Out was Genesis' second live album, taken from the band's 1977 tour, which was the source of all songs on the double album (except Cinema Show…more

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Along with its neighbor Cornwall, Devon seems to be the one region of the UK seemingly designed to appeal to tourists and holidaymakers.

Devon in Britain

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 & Attractions

Attractions in Devon

Fun days out in Devon

Enjoy a fun filled and fantastic day out for all the family at a range of attractions in Devon, including theme parks, castles, zoos, museums and historic houses.

Zoos & Safari Parks in Devon

Zoos & Safari Parks

Get close-up and personal with a wild animal at a zoo or safari park in Devon.

Theme Parks in Devon

Theme Parks

Thrills and spills on rides and rollercoasters at a theme park in Devon.

Museums in Devon

Museums

Love British history?Come and take a stroll through the ages at a local museum.

Art galleries in Devon

Art Galleries

From timeless classics to modern masterpieces, enjoy art at its very best.

Experiences

Experiences

Want to try your hand at something completely different? Try an experience...

Updated: 21/09/2017 04:44:03