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  • Introduction to Stonemasonry workshop

    Introduction to Stonemasonry workshop

    Drewsteignton

    A comprehensive introduction to the skills, techniques, tools and purposes of stonemasonry with 2 experienced tutors: Trevor Clarke and Ben Martin. Yo…more

  • Seasons Of Love

    Seasons Of Love

    Torquay

    Colours Creative Ltd PresentsSEASONS OF LOVEA Variety Show raising funds for Rowcroft Hospice. Produced by Ben & Zoe Nickless Sponsored by Th…more

  • The 4 Tunes

    The 4 Tunes

    Exmouth

    The 4Tunes - Curtain CallGet ready for one unforgettable, fun packed night of dazzling 5 star entertainment with The 4Tunes. Starring some of the We…more

  • Dartmoor Zoo Wedding Fair 2016

    Dartmoor Zoo Wedding Fair 2016

    Plymouth

    This event does NOT require tickets! It is free to enter both the zoo and the wedding fair. Simply turn up at Dartmoor Zoo from 4pm!We are teaming u…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: 06/05/2016 04:43:32