Welcome to Devon.... England's Natural Playground
Whether you’re looking for adventure, experiences, culture or some R&R, Devon is the place for you. This diverse county has everything you could think of and a little more besides! From the bustling historic cities of Plymouth and Exeter, where you can enjoy live music, an active nightlife and all the culture you could consume, to the varied coastlines, the abundance of Natural Landscapes (AONB), the popular English Riviera and everything else in between!
Not content with being a beautiful county, Devon is also home to two coastlines and two National Parks. The gorgeous Jurassic Coast can be found in the East of the county, while North Devon features unparalleled coastal views and then of course, there is the rough and wild beauty of Exmoor and Dartmoor. With its plentiful waterways, quaint market towns, bustling cities, coastal resorts and rural retreats, Devon is the ultimate holiday destination.
A diverse range of attractions
Whatever your interests and whatever your budget, you’ll find a whole host of things to see and do while in Devon.
Devon is probably best known for its coastal resorts, the dramatic cliffs that line the coast in the east of the county is a great place for rockpooling, sailing and fishing, while North Devon’s coast is a haven for surfers and those that love watersports and scenic views. In the south, there is the English Rivera and Torbay, as well as the stunning beaches that can be found in Salcombe. The county is famed for its award winning beaches, many of which are awarded Blue Flag status and regularly top polls as some of the best in Britain.
While adventure begins at the sea, not everyone has their sea legs, so why not explore the diverse landscapes of Devon’s countryside. From the National Parks, Dartmoor and Exmoor and the countryside of Mid Devon, the county really is England's natural playground. The region is covered by an abundance of Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with biospheres, geoparks and nature reserves all over for bird spotting and scouting out the region’s wildlife, including otters and beavers!
Whether you love the coast or country, Devon is perfect for those who love being outdoors.
Not only that, but Devon is the ideal destination for those compromising – the outdoors offers the chance to challenge yourself with watersports, hiking, cycling and climbing, but Devon is also a cultural hub full of incredible festivals, live music and food– so whether you are inside or out, you’ll find something that suits you!
Exeter, Plymouth and the larger towns offer plenty of opportunity for a fun night out, with excellent restaurants serving locally sourced food and lots of chances to exercise your credit card in a range of boutique and high street stores.
With family-friendly attractions including historic and heritage sites like museums and steam train rides, as well as theme parks and much more, it is a great place for kids and adults alike and with the abundance of cosy cottages, it’s perfect for romantic getaways, dog-friendly breaks and solo adventures too!
Looking for accommodation? In Devon, you’re spoiled for choice and with the region’s incredible scenery, you are almost always guaranteed a room with a view. Whether you’re looking for something by the coast, somewhere hidden away in the country, a luxury manor house, a safari tent or even a castle, there are some amazing accommodation options for you to choose from.
Experience a real taste of Devon
Because of the diversity of the landscape, Devon’s restaurants, cafes, tearooms and hotels have menus packed full of locally sourced, fresh, seasonal food and drink. From fresh fish pulled out of the harbour in Brixham or Ilfracombe that morning, to gin distilled in Plymouth to lavish cream teas served with homemade jam and local cream, Devon is the ultimate foodie destination.
So, whatever it is you are looking for from your staycation or UK holiday, you can be sure of a world of discoveries and experiences right here in Devon.
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