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  • The Secret Garden

    The Secret Garden

    Tavistock

    Join young Mary Lennox on her journey of discovery as she travels to her uncles house deep in the Yorkshire countryside, where unexpected friends a…more

  • The Okehampton BOTB Party in The Park

    The Okehampton BOTB Party in The Park

    Okehampton

    The Okehampton BOTB is pleased to confirm this years headline acts for The Party in The Park on August 1st. Hosting the show, and performing, is the o…more

  • The Magic of Motown

    The Magic of Motown

    Torquay

    The Magic of Motown at Princess Theatre Torquay in Torquay on Saturday, 01 August 2015. What's the best thing about going to watch The Magic of Motown…more

  • Diamond Dogz & Exmouth Town Band

    Diamond Dogz & Exmouth Town Band

    Exmouth

    Free entertainment in our gardens featuring Exmouth Town Concert Band from 1pm - 3pm and then Diamond Dogz from 4pm - 6pm. Come along and enjoy an aft…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: 30/07/2015 16:45:22