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You’ll find the perfect Devon family holiday whatever your budget. With a wealth of golden sandy beaches perfect for rock-pooling, surfing and swimming on the North Devon and South Devon coasts. All weather attractions and activities for all ages and abilities mean that whatever the weather the kids will be kept busy. Enjoy a family break on scenic Dartmoor or Exmoor where the stars at night are breath-taking and a night or two of wild camping is a must.
Whether you are looking for a short break in Devon, or to escape for a week or two, you’ll discover plenty of cultural gems, history and art. Exeter is home to a wonderful mix of museums and galleries, many of which are free to visit. Exhibitions range from displays of local Devon life through history, to major national touring exhibitions. Plymouth is packed with naval history and art and you can round of the day with a tour of the famous Plymouth Gin distillery before heading to the Theatre Royal to catch a play. Literary fans can enjoy an Agatha Christie break in the English Riviera, or a romantic Lorna Doone adventure on Exmoor.
Devon is the ideal place for a romantic break. The beauty and tranquillity of the English Riviera makes it a hot spot for couples in search of a getaway. For breathtaking views try Babbacombe with the highest cliff-top promenade in England delivering stunning views of South Devon. How about exploring wildly romantic Dartmoor or Exmoor, and then enjoying a cuddle in front of a roaring fire in one of the many rustic pubs serving Devon food and drink. You’ll find cosy cafe’s on cobbled streets alongside designer brands and cocktails bars in metropolitan Exeter, and wherever you choose to go, you can choose from boutique hotels to remote cottages.
If its outdoor activities and adventure you’re after then Devon certainly won’t disappoint. North Devon with its numerous beaches is popular with surfers. Croyde Bay being one of the highest-ranking surfing beaches in the country. For sailing why not try Plymouth or Dartmouth, or if you prefer your feet on dry land, join the cyclists and walkers and enjoy the South West Coastal Path. Coasteering, climbing, hiking and horse riding can all be enjoyed on Exmoor and Dartmoor while the Tamar Valley offers world class down-hill biking and spectacular walking along the Tamar Trails. Or perhaps you would prefer scuba diving in the English Riviera and top off your stay with a visit to the famous Paignton Zoo, a day out that is guaranteed fun for all of the family.