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You can’t move in Devon without finding something fun, cultural or adventurous to do! The biggest county in the South West has the biggest number of attractions, so whether you’re looking for a day out guaranteed to keep the whole family entertained or a relaxing trip to a historic house, there’s plenty to choose from.
If you’re looking for a day out in Devon, the official website of the Devon Association of Tourist Attractions is a great place to start. With over 40 of Devon’s top attractions it represents a fantastic selection of high quality, good value and varied days out for groups of all ages and all tastes.
For family attractions you can take your pick from a choice of theme parks with exhilarating rides and slides designed to thrill, or get up close and personal with the cutest animals at one of the county’s fun packed farm attractions. Away from the farm, Devon boasts an enviable choice of more exotic wildlife attractions, from zoos and wildlife parks to the national marine aquarium.
Enjoy a glimpse into the lives of the rich and famous of bygone days in Devon's historic houses and gardens; there are certainly plenty to choose from! Plus there’s a fascinating range of heritage attractions to visit, including the last castle built in England.
Of course, Devon boasts countless interesting and beautiful natural attractions including England’s highest waterfall and the underground home of the oldest known human settlement in Britain. But, for a really relaxing way to take in Devon’s stunning natural scenery why not take a leisurely ride on one the county’s scenic boat, train or tram rides.
Whatever you’re looking for, visit the Devon’s top attractions website for a fantastic choice of days out in Devon.
Many of our attractions have won awards at a regional and national level - they really offer a fantastic experience. Devon's award-winning attractions include: RHS Garden Rosemoor; Pennywell Farm; The Milky Way Adventure Park; National Marine Aquarium; Plymouth Gin; and the Thelma Hulbert Gallery.