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Holidays in Devon can open your eyes to a county of contrasts, offering the best of countryside and coastline, ancient ruins and modern shopping centres, rustic farmhouses and some of the finest luxury hotels. Devon is perfect for families, couples or even those who’ve decided to take a break on their own. If you’re after an adrenaline hit as part of your downtime, then you can find out the best places for climbing, white water rafting, horse riding and a host of white-knuckle fun activities on our Active Devon pages.
However, if your idea of things to do in Devon centres around peace and quiet, tranquillity is something that Devon’s not short of. Hit one of the glorious beaches, ramble in miles of unspoilt countryside, visit ancient castles, browse art galleries, take a boat trip, visit some awe-inspiring gardens or simply while away the hours in a quiet café. Your downtime is yours to do with as you please but, if you’re stuck for ideas for relaxing things to do in Devon, be sure to check out our pages of Devon Attractions.
Devon offers fantastic value for money for anyone holidaying on a budget. You don’t have to dig deep to have a great time. In fact, there are plenty of free things to do on your family holidays in Devon. There are rock-pools to be explored, scenery to take in, running, swimming, cycling and the ancient art of letterboxing, to name but a few. Visit our free things to do pages for a burst of budget inspiration.
Many visitors take their Devon holidays in the winter months, when the landscape takes on a completely different but equally charming character. Coming to Devon in the colder seasons doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck for things to do – there’s plenty of stuff to do at any time of year, regardless of the weather. You might want to take advantage of the coastal winds and do a bit of windsurfing, go to the theatre, take a craft workshop, wander through some historic houses and castles, visit the fish at the aquarium, paint some pottery, take a wine tour or go shopping. For more ideas of all-weather activities, go to our Rainy Days page.