Welcome to Devon - your official guide
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.
Beaches, cities & countryside
For beaches, Devon can’t be beaten. Sandy family-friendly beaches, tiny pebbled coves, wild and windswept bays with stunning views – we have them all, both north and south. And glorious green countryside? We’ve got it in abundance, plus rolling hills, bountiful farmland – and craggy moorland.
Yet Devon also boasts its historic cities of Exeter and Plymouth, with great shopping and bustling nightlife, as well as friendly towns and pretty villages, lined with the pastel-coloured cottages of paintings. Plus, the food scene here is second to none, with cosy foodie pubs, great restaurants, traditional tearooms and everything in-between serving fantastic Devon produce. Make sure you find time for a cream tea, pint of cider or Devon crab sandwich whilst you’re here – or perhaps all three.
Families, thrillseekers & romantic souls
Whatever makes a perfect holiday for you, you’re sure to find it in Devon. Such natural beauty attracts walkers, artists, camping enthusiasts and those who just like to sit and gaze. Families love our amusements – from large adventure parks and farm attractions to traditional seaside fun. Thrillseekers, sports fans and lovers of the outdoors come to Devon to surf, kayak, walk, cycle, paddleboard, sail, fish, ride … and have a great time doing so. Romantic souls enjoy our secluded beaches, country walks and great restaurants – and then, there’s the romantic (and the not-so-romantic) tales of the past, evident in Devon’s historic monuments, museums and geology.
Luxury, budget & quirky
And of course, there’s a huge choice of places to stay in Devon, whether you’re looking for a relaxing long weekend or fun-packed fortnight, luxury hotel or a budget break. We’ve lovely guesthouses with sea views, quirky glamping, fun family camping, pretty self-catering cottages with woodburners ... and much more besides.
There’s so much to do and so much to see in this beautiful county. Visit Devon – and you’re sure to be back, time and again.
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Whether you like a cute boutique hotel, laid back self-catering, camping or the ultimate traditional B&B - Devon has it all.
Adventure parks, historical houses, country walks or cute animals – find great things to do in Devon, whatever you love.
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Visit Devon and you'll find that there is more to this spectacular and diverse county than you might have thought.